Dr. Anderson's expertise is in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology. He has taught Biochemistry and helped to direct research projects of graduate and medical students at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Dr. Anderson was a post-doctoral researcher in the Molecular Genetics Division of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Houston Neurosensory Center.

Dr. Anderson was a member of both the undergraduate and graduate faculty at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX. There he taught and directed the research activities of undergraduates and Masters of Science degree candidates in Biology. Currently he is professor of biochemistry at The Master's University in southern California.

Dr. Anderson's research interests include structure-function studies of DNA polymerizing enzymes and the synthesis and expression of synthetic human genes in bacterial hosts. He has authored or co-authored several publications in major, peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and Sigma Xi Research Society.
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Origin of Life: Can Peptides Form Naturally in Water?

Scientists find a way to synthesize polypeptides in the presence of water, but does it support naturalistic origin of life?

How Mitochondria Protect Themselves from Mutations

  by Ross Anderson, PhD Mitochondria are very interesting and unique organelles. All eukaryotic cells possess them. They are indispensable in a number of cell activities beyond their well-known role of synthesizing the bulk of ATP used to power cells. Mitochondria reproduce at rates that are, for the most part, independent of the cell division […]

Crossing Guard Found in Mitochondrial Membranes

This is no ordinary crossing guard. It also acts as a bouncer or cop when bad proteins try to clog up the channel.

Automatic Emergency Brake Found on Molecular Motor

In this article, guest writer Ross Anderson (PhD, biochemistry professor) discusses a new finding about how an ’emergency brake’ works in one of the most vital of all molecular machines, ATP synthase. First, he explains the molecular rotary motor and what it does. Review of “Extrinsic conditions influence the self-association and structure of IF1, the […]

Claim of New Antifreeze Gene by Natural Selection Melts Under Analysis

A biochemist examines imaginative claims about natural selection creating a new gene.
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