Awards, Grants, and Patents

  • 1972: Admission at “Ecole Normale Supérieure de Saint Cloud”
  • 1975: "Agregation" Physiology & Biochemistry
  • 1983: Fellowship, Fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca Award
  • 1984: Fellowship from the Association pour la Recherche sur le Cancer
  • 1984-85: Fogarty Postdoctoral Fellowship 1986-87: EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1987-88: Andre Meyer Fellow, Rockefeller Univ.
  • 2004: Silver Professor, NYU 2006: Sokol Award for the Sciences, NYU
  • 2007: Elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences; elected Member of the AAAS
  • 2008: Elected Associate Member of EMBO
  • 2014: “Golden Dozen” Teaching Award, NYU
  • 2016: Grand Prix Charles-Mayer, French Academy of Sciences
  • 2018: Elected member of the National Academy of Sciences 2020: Edwin G. Conklin Medal from the Society for Developmental Biology
Ongoing Research
  • NIH R01 EY017916 PI: Claude Desplan 2/2007 – 1/2024 Mechanisms of neural patterning and the generation of neural diversity in the brain Investigates how temporal and spatial patterning of neuroblasts generate neural diversity.
  • NIH R01 EY13012 PI: Claude Desplan 9/1999 – 9/2024 Circuit formation in the visual centers. Investigate how neurons find their target layers and build retinotopy in the optic lobe.
  • NIH R01 AG058762 PIs: Danny Reinberg & Claude Desplan 9/2018 – 8/2023 Aging and rejuvenation: An ant model to study the regulation of longevity
  • NYS DoH NYSTEM IIRP00399 PIs: Claude Desplan & Rahul Satija 08/2018–7/2021 From stem cells to differentiated neurons: A single-cell transcriptional approach - NYU Abu Dhabi Multi PI 3/2012 – 8/2022 NYU Abu Dhabi provides students from over 110 nationalities with a merit-based free American undergraduate education. This grant supports the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology.