Charles R. Sanders, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry
Aileen M. Lange & Annie Mary Lyle Chair in Cardiovascular Research
Associate Dean for Research in the Basic Sciences

Dr. Charles R. Sanders is a chemist, Professor of Biochemistry, and Associate Dean for Research in the Basic Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Sanders’s research interests focus on the molecular biophysical basis of Alzheimer’s disease related to membrane protein dysfunction, misfolding, and mistrafficking. Specifically, he has studied the transmembrane C99 protein, the immediate precursor of the amyloid-beta polypeptide generally thought to be closely related to Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Sanders is an Associate Director for the Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Associate Director of Basic Neuroscience and a member of the training faculty for the Vanderbilt Interdisciplinary Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease (T32)

Dr. Sanders completed his doctoral degree in chemistry at The Ohio State University and a postdoctoral fellowship in biophysical chemistry at Yale University. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2002.