"Optical tools for analyzing and repairing neural circuits"

Edward Boyden is Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Associate Professor of the MIT’s Media Lab and McGovern Institute, Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences. As Principal Investigator of the Synthetic Neurobiology Group, he is interested in inventing and applying technologies that enable systematic mapping and repair of the brain and other complex biological systems, using a wide range of approaches that include expansion microscopy, optogenetics, robotic methods for directed evolution and non-invasive focal brain stimulation. His long-term goal is to understand the brain with enough precision so that we can recreate computations that occur in decision-making and emotion. Dr. Boyden is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and he has received numerous accolades including the Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize (2011), the Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences (2015), the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award (2015), the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (2016), and the Canada Gairdner International Award (2018).

Ed BOYDEN - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

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