Eric Olson

Eric Olson

Dr. Olson has dedicated his career to deciphering mechanisms that control muscle gene regulation and development. He received B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Wake Forest University. After postdoctoral training with Luis Glaser at Washington University School of Medicine, he joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1984 and became Professor and Chairman in 1991. In 1995, he founded the Department of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern. Dr. Olson has received numerous prestigious awards and honors. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and its Institute of Medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Molecular Biology; Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair; Annie and Willie Nelson Professor; Pogue Distinguished Chair in Research on Cardiac Birth Defects, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA