Award Name : Perl-UNC Prize
Year of Award : 2011
Award for : Science and Engineering
Location : Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Feng Zhang, Ph.D., is the W. M. Keck Career Development Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also has appointments with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (where he is a core member) and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. He is most well known for playing a central role in the development of optogenetics and CRISPR technologies.He receive Perl-UNC Prize in 2011 for Development and Application of Optogenetics for Studying Neural Circuit Functions.