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Karl Deisseroth

Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD

Dr. Deisseroth is a leader in the field of optogenetics. His research focuses on the study of normal and dysfunctional brain function through technologies that allow neurons to be turned off and on with pulses of light. His clinical work inspires his research, with the aim of using optogenetics to help people with diseases such as bipolar disorder and depression. In 2013, Dr. Deisseroth was granted both the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize and the Richard Lounsbery Award (National Academy of Sciences).


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