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Dr. Meister studied physics at the Technische Universitat in Munchen, Germany, then at Caltech, where he received a Ph.D. for research on bacterial motion with Howard Berg. He was introduced to the beauty and mysteries of the retina during post-doctoral research with Denis Baylor at Stanford University. In 1991, Dr. Meister took a professorship at Harvard University, where he worked until his return to Caltech in 2012. Dr. Meister studies the function of large neuronal circuits, with a focus on the visual and olfactory sensory systems. Early in his career he pioneered the use of multi-electrode arrays for parallel recording from many of the retina's output neurons. Together with new approaches to visual stimulation, this helped reveal how much visual processing is accomplished in the retina. His work extended to both smaller and larger scales of organization: on the one hand the circuit mechanisms of visual computations, and on the other the role of retinal computation for visually guided behavior. In recent years, Meister's group has been exploring population coding in the mammalian superior colliculus to understand the next stage of visual processing.