Stanford Experts

Carla Shatz

Title:
Professor of Biology and of Neurobiology; Director, Bio-X Program

Email:
cshatz@stanford.edu

Phone:
(650) 723-0534

Website:
https://profiles.stanford.edu/carla-shatz

Description

Professor Shatz directs Stanford’s Bio-X program, which facilitates interdisciplinary research connected to biology and medicine. Her  research aims to understand how early developing brain circuits are transformed into adult connections during critical periods of development. Her work, which focuses on the development of the mammalian visual system, has relevance not only for treating disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, but also for understanding how the nervous and immune systems interact.