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Stanford’s Deisseroth Receives 2018 Kyoto Prize for Advanced Technology

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Karl Deisseroth, a Stanford University professor of bioengineering, psychiatry, and behavioral sciences, will receive the 2018 Kyoto Prize for advanced technology. Deisseroth, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will be honored for pioneering optogenetics and the optogenetics-enabled development of causal systems neuroscience — the science of establishing causal relationships between nerve-circuit activity and behavior, rather than merely observing correlations between them. Optogenetics allows scientists to manipulate the activity of nerve cells in...Read full article

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