Ford Distinguished Lecture
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
4:30 p.m. Wolstein Auditorium
Case Western Reserve University
Featuring Karl Deisseroth, MD
D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry, Stanford University
“Optical Deconstruction of Fully Assembled Biological Systems”
About the Speaker
Karl Deisseroth is the D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry at Stanford University. He earned his AB from Harvard and MD/PhD 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.
Deisseroth has developed and applied novel technologies for controlling and imaging 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.