Torsten Wiesel

Torsten Wiesel
Torsten Wiesel
1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
President Emeritus, the Rockefeller University
Chairperson, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation
September 1954, Medical Degree, Karolinska Institute
 

Work Experience

September, 1955 Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Medical School (until August, 1958)
September, 1958 Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University Medical School (until September, 1959)
September, 1960 Assistant Professor in Neurophysiology/Neuropharmacology, Harvard Medical School (until September, 1964)
1964 Assistance Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard medical School (until 1967)
1967 Professor, Department of Physiology, Harvard Medical School (until 1968)
September, 1968 Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School (until August,1983)
September, 1973 Chair, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School (until August 1982)
1974 Robert Winthrop Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard medical School (until 1983)
September, 1983 Vincent and Brooke Astor Professor, the Rockefeller University (Established a new Laboratory of Neurobiology) (until September, 1994)
December, 1991 President, the Rockefeller University (until June, 1998)
1999 President Emeritus, the Rockefeller University (-present)
June, 2000 Secretary-General, International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSP) (until June, 2009)

Social Activities, Services

1991 President, Society for Neuroscience (until 1979)
September, 1994 Founding member of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (until September, 2004)
September, 1995 Board of Directors, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (until September, 2001)
September, 1998 President of the International Brain Research Organization (until September, 2004)
2000 Board of Directors, Marine Biological Laboratory (until 2002)
2001 Chair, Board of Governors, New York Academy of Sciences (until 2006)
2001 International Advisory Board, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences (until 2007)
2002 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, European Brain Research Institute (until 2012)
2003 Chair, International Scientific Council, Israeli-Palestinian Science organization (until 2009)
September, 2003 Chair, advisory board, National Institute of Biological Science (until 2009)
September, 2005 Co-Chair, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (until October, 2011)
September, 2009 Co-Chair, Establishing Member of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (until October, 2011)
2010 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Human brain Project, Lausanne (-present)
November, 2011 Chairperson, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)
2011 Member of Advisory Board, the Swedish Brain Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden (-present)
2013 Chair, International Adivisory Board, Program of Neuroscience Karolinska Institute (-present)
2013 Advisory Board, National Science Review, Chinese Academy of Sciences (-present)

Awards

December, 1981 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
July, 2005 The National Medal of Science (USA)
December, 2009 Grand Cordon Order of the Rising Sun Medal (Japan)