Faculty Friday: Charles Anderson


Meet Charles Anderson, an IEE co-fund and Eberly College of Science faculty member. The most important thing he wants you to know about his research is that plants are super-active at the sub-cellular level.

Anderson's work focuses on plant cell wall dynamics, which can translate to many things, including studying food resilience in the face of catastrophic global events

Charles Anderson


Current department/college/title
Biology/Eberly College of Science/Associate Professor

Alma maters
UNC Chapel Hill (undergrad), Stanford University (PhD)

Why do you do what you do?
I want to help build a more sustainable future for everyone.

Favorite thing about Penn State 
Its uniquely collegial and collaborative nature

Most interesting place your work has taken you
One of my favorite conference spots was Chania, Crete.

Favorite Creamery flavor 
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Secret talent/random fun fact 
I was in an a cappella group in college and still sing occasionally.

What is the most important thing you want people to know about your research?
Plants are super-active at the sub-cellular level!

Two cats, Beta and Delta

Most-used app on your phone 
New York Times


Learn more about Charlie Anderson and his research.