Born: c. 1949
Birthplace: Kibbutz Ramat Hashofet, Israel
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Executive summary: High-resolution optical imaging
Neurobiologist Amiram Grinvald designed high-resolution optical imaging technologies for mapping the brain. Grinvald's system identifies how nerve cells consume oxygen, and shows neuronal activity in detailed images of large areas of the brain, allowing full mapping of individual cortical columns.
University: PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science (1974)
Scholar: Neurobiology, Hebrew University (1974-75)
Scholar: Neurobiology, Yale University (1975-78)
Professor: Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science (1978-)
Professor: Neurobiology, Rockefeller University (1985-91)
IBM Watson Research Center (1985-91)
Dan David Prize 2004
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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