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Stanford Medicine —

Karl Deisseroth wins Lasker Award

Discoveries by Deisseroth, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and of bioengineering, and his two co-recipients regarding microbial light-activated molecules led to his development of a way to manipulate selected neurons in living animals to observe changes in their behavior.

Stanford Today —

Three faculty are announced as HHMI investigators

Three researchers join 21 other Stanford faculty as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. The seven-year term frees faculty to pursue the most innovative biomedical research.

Stanford Graduate School of Business —

Got a problem? Think like a designer

Creative Acts for Curious People, a new book by Sarah Stein Greenberg, makes the Stanford d.school’s approach to problem-solving accessible to anyone.

New School Focused on Climate and Sustainability —

History project centers on marginalized Bay Area community

Stanford historians, including PhD student Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin, are illuminating the complex story of environmental damage in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood.

Wearable tech expedites eye surgeries in Ghana

A group of Stanford students from Design for Extreme Affordability are transforming patient data collection and analysis for a nonprofit that performs vision-restoring surgeries for people with cataract-induced blindness.

AI system identifies buildings damaged by wildfire

A deep learning approach to classifying buildings with wildfire damage may help responders focus their recovery efforts and offer more immediate information to displaced residents.