Save the date for the fall 2013 Ford Distinguished Lecture Series, Oct. 17

Karl DeisserothThe Case Western Reserve University community is invited to attend the fall 2013 Ford Distinguished Lecture featuring Karl Deisseroth, the D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry at Stanford University.

He will present his lecture, “Optical Deconstruction of Fully Assembled Biological Systems,” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Wolstein Research Building auditorium.

Deisseroth is director of undergraduate education in bioengineering at Stanford and a practicing psychiatrist. He has pioneered and developed new optical technologies that give researchers unprecedented access to fully intact biological systems, including optogenetics, a technology for controlling specific cells with light inside behaving animals, and CLARITY, a chemical engineering technology for visualizing and labeling biological tissues without disassembly. He has used these methods to study anxiety, depression and other conditions and diseases.

This free, public event is part of the Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lecture Series in partnership with the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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