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Karl Deisseroth

Academic Appointments

  • D. H. Chen Professor, Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and of Behavioral Sciences

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Psychiatry Department 401 Quarry Rd MC 5722 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 498-9111 Fax (650) 725-7799
  • Academic Offices
    Alternate Contact
    Cynthia Delacruz Executive Assistant
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Bio

Deisseroth focuses on developing molecular and cellular tools to observe, perturb, and re-engineer brain circuits. His laboratory is based in the James H. Clark Center at Stanford and employs a range of techniques including neural stem cell and tissue engineering methods, electrophysiology, molecular biology, neural activity imaging, animal behavior, and computational neural network modeling. Also a clinician in the psychiatry department, Dr. Deisseroth employs novel electromagnetic brain stimulation techniques in human patients for therapeutic purposes.

Clinical Focus

  • Psychiatry

Academic Appointments

Honors and Awards

  • Lawrence C. Katz Prize in Neurobiology, Duke University (2008)
  • Schuetze Prize in Neurobiology, Columbia University (2008)
  • McKnight Foundation Scholar Award, McKnight Foundation (2007)
  • Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE), NIH (2006)
  • McKnight Foundation Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award, McKnight Foundation (2005)
  • Klingenstein Fellowship, Klingenstein Foundation (2005)
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Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, Institute of Medicine (2011 - present)
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences (2012 - present)

Professional Education

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (2004)
Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (2001)
Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2006)
Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (2000)
Ph.D.: Stanford University, Neuroscience (1998)
M.D.: Stanford University (2000)
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Courses

2013-14

Prior Year Coursescourses of Karl Deisseroth

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Research in Dr. Deisseroth's laboratory focuses on developing optical, molecular and cellular tools to observe, perturb, and re-engineer brain circuits. His laboratory is based in the James H. Clark Center at Stanford and has developed optogenetic and tissue engineering methods, employing techniques spanning electrophysiology, molecular biology, optics, neural activity imaging, animal behavior, and computational neural network modeling. Also a physician in the psychiatry department, Professor Deisseroth employs novel electromagnetic brain stimulation techniques in human patients for therapeutic purposes.

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