Karl Deisseroth: Optical Deconstruction of Fully-Assembled Biological Systems

Plenary Lecture
Sunday, 15 February 2015: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Room 220A (San Jose Convention Center)
Dr. Karl Deisseroth received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. and M.D. from Stanford University. He completed postdoctoral training, medical internship, and adult psychiatry residency at Stanford and is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He continues as a practicing psychiatrist with specialization in affective disorders and autism-spectrum disease, employing medication along with neural stimulation. He serves as director of undergraduate education in bioengineering at Stanford and teaches core medical physiology and optics courses. He has worked with the NIH BRAIN Initiative Working Group, the Defense Sciences Research Council, and nonprofit disease foundations including the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. He is an elected fellow of the U.S. Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. For developing and applying optogenetics and CLARITY, Deisseroth has received the Keio Prize, National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, the Zuelch Prize, the BRAIN prize, the Pasarow Prize, and the Perl Prize. He is also a recipient of the Koetser Prize, the Nakasone Prize, the Alden Spencer Prize, the Richard Lounsbery Prize, and the Dickson Prize in Science.
Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University
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