Douglas K. Anderson, Ph.D.
Douglas K. Anderson, Ph. D. is Eminent Scholar Professor and Chairman Emeritus of Neuroscience at the University Of Florida College Of Medicine (UFCOM), and McKnight Brain Institute (MBI). As Director of Research for the Facial Pain Research Foundation (FPRF), Doug has been responsible for setting our research priorities, by selecting diverse projects to fill out our portfolio. He oversees the research activities of the FPRF International Consortium of Scientists, and is a Trustee of the FPRF. He is known for his pioneering laboratory research that led to the nation’s first implementation of human embryonic nerve tissue in eight patients with a specific complication of spinal cord injury, in order to establish the safety and feasibility of nerve tissue transplantation in humans. Prior to his transplantation studies, Doug contributed significantly to the development of the first frontline medication for acute spinal cord injury. He has been a Research Career Scientist with the Department of Veterans Affairs, in addition to serving 10 years as Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Florida, and interim Executive Director of the UF McKnight Brain Institute.