1982 Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator
Norman Leigh Anderson is the recipient of the seventh the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) Young Investigator Award, which is sponsored by Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics, Inc.
Born in 1949 in Durham, NC, Dr. Anderson grew up in Oak Ridge, TN, where he attended public high school. In 1971 he graduated from Yale University as a Scholar of the House with Exceptional Distinction (concentrating in physics) and in 1975 received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University for work on the stereochemical mechanism of hemoglobin carried out with Dr. M. F. Perutz at the M.R.C. Laboratory of Molecular Biology. He then joined his father (Dr. N.G. Anderson) to work on the development of two-dimensional electrophoresis and its application as a tool for protein cataloguing; together they lead the Molecular Anatomy Program at Argonne National Laboratory.