Mark Schnitzer is an associate professor jointly in the biological sciences and applied physics departments at Stanford University. He has been named an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and is a recipient of a Paul Allen grant. His current research focuses on techniques for imaging individual neurons in vivo, including using fluorescent imaging and highly parallel processing  techniques. In 2003, he was named to the MIT Technology Review's "TR100" list of young innovators.
- Paul Allen grants go where few have gone before. The Seattle Times, Nov 18, 2010.
- Massively Parallel Brain Imaging. Neuroscience Methods, Science, Volume 326, Number 5951. Oct 16, 2009.