Torsten Wiesel

Medical degree from the Karolinska Institute

  • Postdoctoral fellow, the Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical School (until August 1958)
  • Assistant Professor, the Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical School (until September 1959)
  • Assistant Professor in Neurophysiology/Neuropharmacology, Harvard Medical School (until September 1964)
  • Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School (until August 1983)
  • Head of the Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School (until August 1982)
  • Vincent and Brooke Astor Professor, Rockefeller University (Established a new Laboratory of Neurobiology (until September 1994)
  • President, Rockefeller University (until June 1998)
  • Secretary-General, International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSP) (until June 2008)

 

September 1994 Founding member of the International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (until September 2004)
September 1995 Chair of the board of the Aaron Diamon AIDS Research Center (until September 2001)
September 1998 President of the International Brain Research Organization (until September 2004)
September 2001 Chairman and interim director of the New York Academy of Sciences (until September 2002)
September 2001 Chair of the board of governors of the New York Academy of Sciences (until September 2006)
September 2003 Chairs, the Scientific advisory board of China’s National Institute of Biological Science (until September 2007)
September 2004 Founding member of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO) (-present)
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)
November 2011 Chairperson, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)

 

December 1981 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
July 2005 The National Medal of Science (USA)
December2009 Grand Cordon Order of the Rising Sun Medal (Japan)