2022 - Research.com Best Scientist Award
2021 - Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, Lasker Foundation
2019 - Member of the National Academy of Engineering For molecular and optical tools for discovery and control of neuronal signals behind animal behavior in health and disease.
2019 - Warren Alpert Foundation Prize For the development of optogenetics as a way to control the activity of specific circuits in the nervous system, to determine their function and ultimately to control them to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders.
2018 - Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
2018 - Canada Gairdner International Award
2017 - Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
2016 - Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for the development and implementation of optogenetics – the programming of neurons to express light-activated ion channels and pumps, so that their electrical activity can be controlled by light.
2015 - BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award
2015 - Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research
2015 - Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
2014 - Keio Medical Science Prize, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
2014 - German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Neurosciences
2013 - Richard Lounsbery Award, National Academy of Sciences and the French Academy of Sciences for pioneering the technology called optogenetics in which insertion of a single bacterial protein into a neuron allows exquisite control of the neuron with light.
2013 - The Brain Prize, Lundbeck Foundation For their invention and refinement of optogenetics. This revolutionary technique allows genetically specified populations of neurons to be turned on or off with light, offering not only the ability to elucidate the characteristics of normal and abnormal neural circuitry but also new approaches to treatment of brain disorders
2013 - Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Medical Research Award
2012 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences
2011 - Perl-UNC Prize, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Development and Application of Optogenetics for Studying Neural Circuit Functions.
2011 - W. Alden Spencer Award, College of Physicians and Surgeons
2010 - Member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
2009 - Golden Brain Award, Minerva Foundation
2005 - National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award
His primary areas of study are Neuroscience, Optogenetics, Channelrhodopsin, Dopamine and Biological neural network. As part of one scientific family, Karl Deisseroth deals mainly with the area of Neuroscience, narrowing it down to issues related to the Anatomy, and often Basal ganglia. His research integrates issues of Nucleus accumbens, Stimulation and Inhibitory postsynaptic potential, Excitatory postsynaptic potential in his study of Optogenetics.
His research in Channelrhodopsin focuses on subjects like Biophysics, which are connected to Rhodopsin, CLARITY and Biochemistry. As part of the same scientific family, Karl Deisseroth usually focuses on Dopamine, concentrating on Anhedonia and intersecting with Functional magnetic resonance imaging. His studies in Biological neural network integrate themes in fields like Cerebral cortex, Central nucleus of the amygdala, Mammalian brain, Anxiety and Brain activity and meditation.
His primary areas of investigation include Neuroscience, Optogenetics, Channelrhodopsin, Biological neural network and Stimulation. His Neuroscience study focuses mostly on Dopamine, Excitatory postsynaptic potential, Inhibitory postsynaptic potential, Neuron and Prefrontal cortex. His research related to Ventral tegmental area and Dopaminergic might be considered part of Dopamine.
He frequently studies issues relating to Neurotransmission and Excitatory postsynaptic potential. Karl Deisseroth interconnects Electrophysiology, Nucleus accumbens, Anatomy, Premovement neuronal activity and Opsin in the investigation of issues within Optogenetics. His Channelrhodopsin research focuses on subjects like Biophysics, which are linked to Ion channel.
His main research concerns Neuroscience, Optogenetics, Cell type, Transcriptome and Cell. His studies deal with areas such as Zebrafish and Calcium imaging as well as Neuroscience. His study of Channelrhodopsin is a part of Optogenetics.
He has included themes like RNA, Genome, Transcription and Cell biology in his Transcriptome study. His Cell research incorporates elements of HEK 293 cells, Gene expression and Caenorhabditis elegans. His studies examine the connections between Biological neural network and genetics, as well as such issues in Intracranial surgery, with regards to Nervous system.
Karl Deisseroth focuses on Neuroscience, Optogenetics, Dopamine, Premovement neuronal activity and Extramural. The Neuroscience study combines topics in areas such as Glutamate receptor and Zebrafish. Channelrhodopsin is the focus of his Optogenetics research.
His Dopamine research includes themes of Midbrain, Glutamatergic and Aversive Stimulus. His Premovement neuronal activity study combines topics in areas such as Cortex, Opsin, Stimulation and Macaque. His Neuron study incorporates themes from Thalamic reticular nucleus, Working memory, Prefrontal cortex, Cognition and Coupling.
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Millisecond-timescale, genetically targeted optical control of neural activity.
Edward S Boyden;Feng Zhang;Ernst Bamberg;Georg Nagel.
Nature Neuroscience (2005)
Driving fast-spiking cells induces gamma rhythm and controls sensory responses
Jessica A. Cardin;Marie Carlén;Marie Carlén;Konstantinos Meletis;Konstantinos Meletis;Ulf Knoblich.
Parvalbumin neurons and gamma rhythms enhance cortical circuit performance
Vikaas S. Sohal;Feng Zhang;Ofer Yizhar;Karl Deisseroth.
Neocortical excitation/inhibition balance in information processing and social dysfunction
Ofer Yizhar;Ofer Yizhar;Lief E. Fenno;Matthias Prigge;Franziska Schneider.
Multimodal fast optical interrogation of neural circuitry
Feng Zhang;Li-Ping Wang;Martin Brauner;Jana F. Liewald.
Optogenetics in neural systems.
Ofer Yizhar;Lief E. Fenno;Thomas J. Davidson;Murtaza Mogri.
The Development and Application of Optogenetics
Lief Fenno;Ofer Yizhar;Karl Deisseroth.
Annual Review of Neuroscience (2011)
Structural and molecular interrogation of intact biological systems
Kwanghun Chung;Jenelle Wallace;Sung Yon Kim;Sandhiya Kalyanasundaram.
Regulation of parkinsonian motor behaviours by optogenetic control of basal ganglia circuitry
Alexxai V. Kravitz;Benjamin S. Freeze;Philip R. L. Parker;Kenneth Kay.
Optical Deconstruction of Parkinsonian Neural Circuitry
Viviana Gradinaru;Murtaza Mogri;Kimberly R. Thompson;Jaimie M. Henderson.
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