Karl Deisseroth

Dr. Deisseroth earned his A.B. from Harvard and M.D./Ph.D. from Stanford, serves as Director of Undergraduate Education in Bioengineering at Stanford, and is a practicing psychiatrist board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has developed and applied technologies for controlling (optogenetics) and imaging (CLARITY) specific elements within intact biological systems, and continues to develop and apply new technologies to study physiology and behavior in health and disease, as well as train researchers around the world. He has received the NIH Pioneer Award (2005), Scheutze Prize (2008), Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award (2009), Koetser Prize (2010), Nakasone Prize (2010), Spencer Prize (2011), UNC/Perl Prize (2012), Zuelch Prize (2012), Pasarow Prize (2013), BRAIN prize (2013) and Lounsbery Prize (2013). Deisseroth is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.