Ellen Townes-Anderson is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neurosciences at Rutgers
University. She received her PhD in 1980 from Boston University Medical School, did her postdoctoral work at Harvard
Medical School, and then joined the faculty at Cornell University (Weill) Medical College. She was tenured at CUMC
before moving to New Jersey Medical School in 1995.
She teaches medical and graduate students, leads a research program, and serves in administration. Currently she is
Director of Research Development and Initiatives. Her research funding has come primarily from the NIH and DoD and
focuses on injury to the retina and cures for blindness.
PHD, 1980, Boston University School of Medicine
M.A., 1971, University of California at Berkeley
M.S., 1971, University of California at Berkeley
B.A., 1968, Connecticut College
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