Mark J. Schnitzer

Associate Professor of Biology and Applied Physics

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Mark Schnitzer is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Departments of Applied Physics and Biology and is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is a faculty member of the Neuroscience, Biophysics, and Molecular Imaging Programs in the Stanford School of Medicine, as well as of the Stanford Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Schnitzer has longstanding interests in neural circuit dynamics and optical imaging, and his laboratory has three major research efforts: • Development and application of fiber-optic, micro-optic, and nanophotonic imaging techniques for studies of learning and memory in behaving mice and for clinical uses in humans. • In vivo fluorescence imaging and behavioral studies of hippocampal-dependent cognition and learning • Development of high-throughput, massively parallel imaging techniques for studying brain function in large numbers of Drosophila concurrently.

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