William J. Anderson

Senior Lecturer on Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

William J. Anderson is the associate director of education and a senior lecturer in the department of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University. Among his responsibilities, he manages the human developmental and regenerative biology concentration at Harvard College.

A native of New Jersey, Anderson received his bachelor's and master's degrees in biology from Rutgers University. He received his PhD in biochemistry from Harvard, where his research focused on the directed differentiation of embryonic stem cells to insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, and also endoderm development in the mouse.

Prior to returning to Harvard in July 2008, Anderson was an assistant professor of biology at Swarthmore College.