• Community Leader

  • Author

  • Biodefense Researcher

  • Educator

  • National Science Foundation 
    CAREER Award Recipient

  • Inventor

  • Little League Umpire

  • Virus Expert

  • Cancer Society Research Scholar

  • Political Columnist

  • Gene Therapy Authority

  • Investigator of Cystic Fibrosis Treatments 

  • Scientist

  • Father

David Sanders is uniquely qualified to tackle the national security and health and technology issues that confront America.

David spending time with his son in the natural beauty of the areaDr. David Sanders and his three boys, Honi, Akiva, and Yinnon, all of whom attend the West Lafayette public schools, feel that it is the time to make sure that the 4th District of Indiana is well represented in the United States Congress.

David Sanders is committed to the principles of Federal government fiscal responsibility and protection of the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution.  
He believes that it is essential to defend the authentic national security interests of the United States with dignity and integrity. As a dedicated teacher, Dr. Sanders considers funding for education not as an expense, but rather as an investment. David Sanders believes that children are America's most important resource.

David Sanders is determined to ensure that high-quality health care is available to all - to the most vulnerable in our society, to our veterans, and to the elderly, who have contributed so much over their life spans and still have so much to contribute.

David Sanders will fight to protect American workers from policies that endanger their ability to provide for their families.  David Sanders will work to ensure that free trade agreements are not used as tools to take away workers' jobs and benefits or to erode safety and environmental protections.

David Sanders understands the challenges that farmers and owners of small businesses face.  He will work to make certain that health-care costs do not overwhelm those who work for themselves or provide jobs for others.

David enjoying a round of golf with Governor Joe KernanDavid Sanders will work in Congress to best serve the people of Indiana's 4th Congressional District, not the special interests of Washington. David Sanders has already established himself as a fighter against political influence peddling.  You can trust David Sanders to be independent of the special interests and to represent solely the interests of the people of the 4th Congressional District in Indiana and the United States of America.

A graduate of Yale University and the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Sanders conducted research at UCSF and the Whitehead Institute (affiliated with M.I.T.) before joining the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University where he is now an Associate Professor.  He is also a member of the Purdue Cancer Center.  He enjoys playing basketball and tennis and reading about history and archaeology.

Dr. Sanders’ biodefense expertise on the Ebola virus led to an invitation to participate in the Biological Weapons Proliferation Prevention Program component of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program. He traveled to the Vector laboratory in the area of Novosibirsk. This laboratory is one of the two facilities in the world where smallpox research is performed (the other is in the United States) and was the site of investigations on the hemorrhagic fever viruses, Ebola and Marburg viruses, during the era of the Soviet Union.

Dr. Sanders connection with Purdue University is mentioned for identification purposes only and does not imply University endorsement.


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