Juanita Anders, M.S., Ph.D.

Juanita J. Anders, M.S., Ph.D.

Name: Juanita J. Anders, M.S., Ph.D.

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics
Title: 
Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics
Faculty Rank: 
Full Professor
Location: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
light interaction with cells, tissues and organisms: photobiomodulation
CNS and PNS nerve regeneration; neuropathic pain therapeutics

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-3203

Education

Degree Year Institution Field of Study
Ph.D. 1977 University of Maryland Medical School, MD Anatomy
M.S. 1972 Pennsylvania State University, PA Zoology
B.A. 1969 Wilkes University, PA Biology

POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION:
Specialty Year Institution
Post-Doctoral Fellow 1976 to 1980 NINCDS, NIH

Biography

Juanita Anders is internationally recognized as an expert in Photobiomodulation research and has served as invited Chair and Speaker globally. Her specialty is peripheral and central nervous system injury and repair mechanisms, and light tissue interactions. Dr. Anders received her Ph.D. in Anatomy from the University of Maryland Medical School then joined the National Institutes of Health in the Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomical Sciences, NINDS. She is affiliated with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences as a Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics and Professor of Neuroscience. Dr. Anders serves on the Executive Councils and Scientific Advisory Boards of numerous international laser conferences. She is the past president of the North American Association of Laser Therapy, a founding member of the International Academy of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and Past President of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. She has recently been appointed as a board member of the International Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and currently serves as the Director of the Optical Society of America Photobiomodulation Technical Group. She is a Senior Editor of Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Associate Editor of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Associate Editor of Lasers in Medical Science, and on the editorial board of Physiotherapy Practice and Research and has published over 70 peer reviewed articles.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • 1976 -1980 Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomical Sciences, NINCDS, NIH; 1983 -1989 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, USUHS .. 1989-2006 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics, USUHS; 2006 -Present Professor, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics, USUHS; 2006- Present Professor of Neuroscience (Secondary), USUHS.
  • 2011 Harold Chaffer Trust Visiting Professorship, University of Otago, New Zealand;
  • 2014- 2015 President of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery; 2016 Excellence in Education Award from the American Society of Lasers for Medicine and Surgery;
  • The Chukuka Enwemeka Leadership Award in Photobiomodulation from the North American Association for Photobiomodulation Therapy (NAALT).
  • Patent: Light promotes regeneration and functional recovery after spinal cord injury US 20060036299 A1 Application number US 11/022,314 Publication date Feb 16, 2006 Inventors Juanita Anders, Ilko Ilev, Ronald Waynant, Kimberly Byrnes
  • Patent: Juanita J. Anders, USU and Nitto Denko Corp with USPTO (application # 61/547,267). Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Low Power Light Therapy for Wound Healing (filed 2011)
  • Patent: Light as a Replacement for Mitogenic Factors on Progenitor Cells #067400143 JJ Anders Co-Inventor, granted full patent status. United States Patent No. 9,205,276, issued on 12/8/2015.
  • 2003- 2014 Editorial Board, Journal of Photomedicine and Laser Surgery; 2014- Present Senior Editor of Journal of Photomedicine and Laser Surgery; 2005- Present Editorial Board, Journal of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 2016- Present Appointed Assistant Editor of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 2009- Present Editorial Board, Journal of Lasers in Medical Science; 2015- Present Associate Editor of Lasers in Medical Science

Bibliography

  • Holanda VM, M.C. Chavantes, X. Wu and J.J. Anders (2017) The mechanistic basis for photobiomodulation therapy of neuropathic pain by near infrared laser light. Lasers Surg. Med. 48: 653-659Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) January DOI 10.1002/lsm.22628
  • Anders, J.J., A. K. Ketz and X. Wu (2017 Basic Principles of Photobiomodulation and Its Effects at the Cellular, Tissue, and System Levels. In: Laser Therapy in Veterinary Medicine: Photobiomodulation, First Edition. Edited by R. J. Riegel and J. C. Godbold, Jr., John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Published 2017 by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Chp.5: 36 -51.
  • Baxter, G.D., L. Liu, S. Petrich, A. Gisselman, C, Chapple, J. J. Anders and S. Tumilty (2017) Low level laser therapy (Photobiomodulation therapy) for breast cancer-related lymphedema: A systematic review. BMC Cancer 17: 833. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3852-x
  • Anders, J.J. and X. WU (2016) Comparison of light penetration of continuous wave 810 nm and super-pulsed 904 nm wavelength light in anesthetized rats. Photomed. Laser Surg., 34 (9): 1–7 DOI: 10.1089/pho.2016.4137.
  • Ketz, A. K., K.R. Byrnes, N. E. Grunberg, C. E. Kasper, L. Osborne, B. Pryor, N. L. Tosini, X. Wu, J.J. Anders (2017) Characterization of macrophage/microglial activation and effect of photobiomodulation in the spared nerve injury model of neuropathic pain. Pain Medicine (5): 932-946.
  • Holanda VM, M.C. Chavantes, D.F. Silva, C.V. de Holanda, J.O. de Oliveira Jr., X. Wu, J.J. Anders (2016) Photobiomodulation of the dorsal root ganglion for the treatment of low back pain: A pilot study. Lasers Surg. Med., 48 (7):653-659. Published first online, Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI 10.1002/lsm.22522.
  • Anders J.J., R. Lanzafame, P. R. Arany (2015) Low-Level Light/Laser Therapy Versus Photobiomodulation Therapy. Photomed. Laser Surg., 33 (4):183–184. DOI: 10.1089/pho.2015.9848. (Editorial).
  • Wu, X., S. Alberico, E. Saidu, S. R. Khan, S. Zheng, R. Romero, H. S. Chae, S. Li, A. Mochizuki, J.J. Anders (2015) Organic light emitting diode irradiation improves diabetic cutaneous wound healing in rats. Wound Repair and Regen.,23 (1): 104–114.
  • Tedford, C.E., S. DeLapp, S. Jacques and J.J. Anders (2015) Quantitative analysis of transcranial and intraparenchymal light penetration in human cadaver brain tissue. Lasers Surg. Med., 47(4): 312-322. Article first published online: 13 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/lsm.22343.
  • Anders J.J., H. Moges, X. Wu, I. Erbele, S. Alberico, E. Saidu, J. Smith, and B. Pryor (2014) In vitro and in vivo optimization of infrared laser treatment for injured peripheral nerves. Lasers Surg. Med., 46: 34-45.