Karl Deisseroth

Karl Deisseroth


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.

Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2006)
  • A.B., Harvard, Biochemical Sciences (1992)
  • M.D., Stanford University (2000)
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, Neuroscience (1998)
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2000) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine Registrar (2001) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine Registrar (2004) CA

Honors & Awards

  • Culpeper Scholar Award, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships (2004)
  • Director's Pioneer Award, National Institutes of Health (2005)
  • Early Career Translational Research Award, Coulter Foundation (2005)
  • Klingenstein Fellowship, Klingenstein Foundation (2005)
  • Lawrence C. Katz Prize in Neurobiology, Duke University (2008)
  • McKnight Foundation Scholar Award, McKnight Foundation (2007)
  • McKnight Foundation Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award, McKnight Foundation (2005)
  • Outstanding Resident, National Institute of Mental Health (2002)
  • Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE), NIH (2006)
  • Schuetze Prize in Neurobiology, Columbia University (2008)