By pioneering these fields Deisseroth greatly expanded the understanding of brain function, and diseases like Parkinson’s, schizophrenia and depression. Leica Microsystems is proud to congratulate its collaboration partner in developing a dedicated CLARITY objective Karl Deisseroth for this achievement.
Optogenetics uses light for precise control of genetically modified neurons, which allows to determine their function. CLARITY is a method of optically clearing a tissue like the brain. This allows scientists to observe brain structure and neuronal circuits on molecular resolution.
The Lurie Prize by the FNIH recognizes outstanding achievements by a promising scientist age 52 or younger. Karl Deisseroth is the third to be awarded with this Prize.
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