Gero Miesenböck is Waynflete Professor of Physiology and founding Director of the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at the University of Oxford. A native of Austria, he was on the faculty of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and Yale University before coming to Oxford in 2007. Gero has received several major awards for his invention of optogenetics, including the InBev-Baillet Latour International Health Prize in 2012 and The Brain Prize in 2013.
Interest and expertise
Anatomy, physiology and neurosciences
Cellular neuroscience, Development and control of behaviour, Physiology incl biophysics of cells (non-clinical), Behavioural neuroscience