2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Gary Steinberg, Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences

Wyatt Woodson is an undergraduate majoring in bioengineering at Stan-ford. Having been interested in biotechnology since early in his high school career, Wyatt found himself drawn to Stanford's programs and the many opportu-nities that Stanford offers. Wyatt worked with companies such as Complete Genomics and Gilead Sciences, but after starting research in a neurosurgery lab on campus working with optogenetic techniques in stroke models, he found an interest in research that will likely lead him to pursue a PhD.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2012:

Optogenetic Stimulation of Motor Cortex Neurons Promotes Recovery After Stroke

Wyatt J. Woodson1,2, Michelle Y. Cheng1,4,5, Eric H. Wang1, Stephanie Wang1, Guohua Sun1, Alex G. Lee3, Lief Fenno2, Karl Deisseroth2,3, Gary K. Steinberg1,4,5
[Departments of Neurosurgery1, Bioengineering2, and Psychiatry3, Stanford Stroke Center4, and Stanford Institute for Neuroinnovation and Translational Neurosciences5, Stanford University]