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Anita Elizabeth Hendrickson, American biology professor. Dolly Green research grantee, 1981; named Alumnus of the Year, Pacific Lutheran University, 1982.


Hendrickson, Anita Elizabeth was born on February 20, 1936 in LaCross, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Walter V. and Alno (Larkin) Schnell.


Bachelor, Pacific Lutheran College, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, Seattle, 1964.


Instructor anatomy Northwestern Medical School, Chicago, 1964-1965. Research associate Children's Memorial Hospital, 1964-1965. Research instructor department biological structure University Washington, Seattle, 1965-1967, instructor department ophthalmology, 1967-1969, assistant professor department ophthalmology, 1969-1973.

Affiliate/associate professor department ophthalmology Reg. Primate Center/U. Washington, since 1972, 1973-1981. Affiliate Child Development & Mental Retardation Center, University Washington, 1975.

Professor department opthalmology University Washington, 1981-1997, professor department biological structure, since 1984, chair department biological structure, since 1994, adjunct professor ophthalmology, since 1997. Visiting associate professor neuropathology Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1975-1976. Adjunct associate professor department psychology University Washington, 1975-1978.

Member National Institutes of Health VisB study section, 1976-1980.


Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Anatomists, Society for Neurosci. (member national council 1982-1986), International Society for Eye Research, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (progressive chairman 1983-1984, trustee since 1993), Cajal Club.


Married Morris N. Hendrickson, June 8, 1957. Children: Lisa, Karin, Gordon.

Walter V. Schnell

Alno (Larkin) Schnell

Morris N. Hendrickson

Lisa Hendrickson

Karin Hendrickson

Gordon Hendrickson