2002 Finalist Liqun Luo
Liqun Luo, for his essay, "From Single Neuron to Neural Circuits," reporting research carried out in the Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University. Dr Luo grew up in Shanghai, China, and earned his bachelor's degree in molecular biology from the University of Science and Technology of China. After obtaining his Ph.D. from Brandeis University and pursuing postdoctoral studies at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Luo started his own laboratory in December 1996. Work in his laboratory focuses on using genetic tools to understand the logic of brain wiring. Dr. Luo also teaches a course in molecular and cellular neurobiology to Stanford University undergraduate and graduate students.