FNIH Presents Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences to Dr. Karl Deisseroth
Friends, Board members and guests of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health came together on May 20 for the FNIH Award Ceremony, which honored Dr. Karl Deisseroth with the 2015 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Deisseroth, the D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, developed optogenetics, a technology for controlling cells with light, and CLARITY, a method for making intact organs transparent for study. Presenting him the Lurie medal and certificate are Ann Lurie, left, philanthropist, FNIH Board Member and benefactor of the Lurie Prize, and Dr. Maria Freire, President and Executive Director of the FNIH. At the conclusion of the dinner, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins performed a special song in honor of Dr. Deisseroth and his work.
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