Mark Anderson, MD, PhD, is the 2013 recipient of the UCSF Byers Award for Basic Science, granted to recognize and support the outstanding research of a mid-career faculty member within all of UCSF. Dr. Anderson, the Robert B. Friend and Michelle M. Friend Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research, works at the intersection of diabetes, genetics, and stem cells and is making great advances in understanding autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes.
He is also the Director of the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program.
The Byers Award for Basic Science is endowed by the highly successful Bay Area venture capitalist Brook Byers and his family. At the annual Byers Lecture in Basic Science, Dr. Anderson presented "Know Thyself: understanding the genetics of immune tolerance." <Video Presentation>