Stanford president elected to American Philosophical Society

Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, a neuroscientist who studied philosophy as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, is among 32 scholars and leaders worldwide to be elected this year to the American Philosophical Society.

Commencement awards honor faculty, staff and students

Three members of the faculty, two members of the staff and three students, including a bachelor’s, master’s and PhD candidate, will receive awards on Sunday, June 18, at the 126th Commencement ceremony in Stanford Stadium.

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Karl Deisseroth wins Fresenius Research Prize

The Stanford psychiatrist, neuroscientist and bioengineer will be honored with a 4 million euro prize for three distinct contributions to the medical field: optogenetics, hydrogel-tissue chemistry and research into depression.