Liqun Luo elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Liqun Luo has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Professor Luo is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His work focuses on the organization of neural circuits: how they process information and how they develop. Professor Luo and his research team have pioneered several genetic tools used to visualize and manipulate single neurons in the brains of fruit flies and mice. He combines advanced molecular genetics with anatomical, physiological and behavioral approaches to answer fundamental questions about how brains work.
The NAS is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research. Members of the Academy are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research; election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer.
NAS Press Release, May 1, 2012
Stanford Report, May 3, 2012