He may have invented one of neuroscience's biggest advances. But you've never heard of him
Zhuo-Hua Pan (statnews.com)

The next revolution in medicine just might come from a new lab technique that makes neurons sensitive to light. The technique, called optogenetics, is one of the biggest breakthroughs in neuroscience in decades. It has the potential to cure blindness, treat Parkinson's disease, and relieve chronic pain. Moreover, it's become widely used to probe the workings…