George Anderson

Contact information


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-452
Livermore, CA 94550
phone: 925 423 4285
fax: 925 422 2282


Education and Professional Experience

B.S. Biology, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, 1975.
M.S. Biology, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, 1977.
Ph.D. Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1988.


Dr. George Anderson is the Group Leader for the Host-Pathogen Biology Group, plus Chairs the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and is the Manager of the Select Agent Center.  Research interests have been associated with medical countermeasures.  Prior to taking a position at LLNL, he was involved with the U.S. Department of Defense, Cooperative Threat Reduction Program in the former Soviet Union countries of Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. 


  • Anderson, G.W., Jr., and J.V. Osterman. 1980. Host defenses in experimental Rickettsialpox: Genetics of natural resistance to infection. Infect. Immun. 28: 132-136.

  • Anderson, G.W., Jr., M.V. Slayter, W. Hall, and C.J. Peters. 1990. Pathogenesis of a phleboviral infection (Punta Toro virus) in Golden Syrian hamsters. Arch. Virol. 114: 203-212.

  • Anderson, G.W., Jr., J.0. Lee, A.0. Anderson, N. Powell, J.A. Mangiafico, and G. Meadors. 1991. Efficacy of a Rift Valley fever virus vaccine against an aerosol infection in rats. Vaccine. 9: 710-714.

  • Anderson, G.W. Jr., S.E.C. Leary, E.D. Williamson, R.W. Titball, S.L. Welkos, P.L. Worsham, and A.M. Friedlander. 1996. Recombinant V antigen protects mice against pneumonic and bubonic plague caused by F1-capsule-positive and -negative strains of Yersinia pestis.  Infect. Immun. 64:4580-4585.

  • Ivins, B.E., M.L.M. Pitt, P.F. Fellows, J.W. Farchaus, G.E. Benner, D.M. Waag, S.F. Little, G.W. Anderson, Jr., P.H. Gibbs, and A.M. Friedlander. 1998. Comparative efficacy of experimental anthrax vaccine candidates against inhalation anthrax in rhesus macaques.  Vaccine, 16(11/12): 1141-1148.

  • NRC. 2012. Improving Metrics for the Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, National Academy of Sciences