Carl Petersen#


Carl Petersen
Email:carl.petersen 'at' epfl.ch
Membership Number:4052
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:cpetersen
Elected:2015
Homepage: http://lsens.epfl.ch




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 - present Full Professor. Head of the Laboratory of Sensory Processing, Brain Mind Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland.
  • 2010 - 2013 Associate Professor. Head of the Laboratory of Sensory Processing, Brain Mind Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland.
  • 2003 - 2009 Assistant Professor. Head of the Laboratory of Sensory Processing, Brain Mind Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland.
  • 1999 - 2003 Post Doctoral Research Fellow. Advisor Prof Bert Sakmann, Department of Cell Physiology, Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • 1996 - 1998 Post Doctoral Research Fellow. Advisor Prof Roger Nicoll, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA.
  • 1992 - 1996 Doctoral Student. Advisor Prof Sir Michael Berridge, The Babraham Institute, Department of Zoology, Cambridge University, England, UK.
  • 1991 Research Assistant. Advisor Prof Yasunobo Okada, Department of Physiology, Kyoto University, Japan.
  • 1990 Research Assistant. Advisor Prof Ole Petersen, The Physiological Laboratory, University of Liverpool, England, UK.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuroscience
  • Cellular neurophysiology
  • Sensory perception
  • Motor control
  • Sensorimotor integration
  • Learning

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 European Research Council Advanced Grant (2012-2017) awarded to explore the neural circuits underlying sensorimotor integration
  • 2009 HFSP Program Grant (2009-2012) with Mathew Diamond (SISSA), Edward Callaway (Salk) and Carlos Brody (Princeton)
  • 2004 Leenaards Prize (2004) with Prof. Christian Lüscher (University of Geneva)

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