NIMH Grantee Wins One of Science’s Most Coveted Prizes

Deisseroth honored for optogenetics, CLARITY, depression circuitry insights

NIMH grantee Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., of Stanford University, has been awarded one of science’s most generous prizes. A German foundation presented the inventor of technologies that are transforming neuroscience with its four million euros Fresenius Prize on May 31, 2017. In bestowing the honor, the Else Kroner Fresenius Foundation cited his development of optogenetics, hydrogel-tissue techniques such as CLARITY, and “circuit-level insight into depression” – all made possible by NIMH grants to Deisseroth since 2004.