lab sculpture created by Steve Lohman


Mark Schnitzer is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Departments of Biological Sciences and of Applied Physics and has been named an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is a faculty member of the Neuroscience, Biophysics, and Molecular Imaging Programs in the Stanford School of Medicine, as well as of the Stanford Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Schnitzer has longstanding interests in neural circuit dynamics and optical imaging, and his laboratory has three major research efforts:

  • In vivo fluorescence imaging and behavioral studies of cerebellar-dependent motor control and motor learning.
  • Development and application of fiber-optic fluorescence microendoscopy imaging techniques for studies of learning and memory in behaving mice and for clinical uses in humans.
  • Development of high-throughput, massively parallel imaging techniques for studying brain function in large numbers of Drosophila concurrently.

Our group is affiliated with:

James H. Clark Center for Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Department of Applied Physics
Neuroscience Program
Biophysics Program
Molecular Imaging Program