Carla Shatz
Director, Bio-X, Stanford University Stanford CA

Dr. Shatz is a professor of biology and neurobiology and director of Bio-X. Her research focuses on the development of the mammalian visual system, with an overall goal of better understanding brain wiring and developmental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, and also for understanding how the nervous and immune systems interact. Dr. Shatz first moved to Stanford University in 1978. From 1992 to 2000, she was a professor of neuroscience and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2000 – 2007, she was chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School as the Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor of Neurobiology, where she helped to develop the Harvard Center for Neurodegeneration and Repair. Dr. Shatz is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine. She has received multiple awards for her scientific achievements. Her Ph.D. is from Harvard Medical School.