Neuroscience pioneer tapped as Stanford's new president

Marc Tessier-Lavigne is a former resident of Atherton and Woodside

After six months and thousands of hours reviewing prospective candidates for a successor to Stanford University President John Hennessy, who announced in June 2015 that he would be stepping down after more than 15 years of leading the university, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University in New York City, has been named the university's 11th president, the Stanford Board of Trustees announced Thursday.

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