Getting the Data with Ed Boyden

Ed Boyden is a professor in the MIT Media Lab (Synthetic Neurobiology) and McGovern Institute.  He’s developed several revolutionary tools for researchers, including optogenetics — for controlling neurons — and expansion microscopy — for generating molecular models of brain circuits.  Furthermore, he’s currently creating high fidelity technologies for monitoring brain activity, in situ.  In this first episode of a two-part series, Ed sheds light on the origins, mechanisms, and many applications of these groundbreaking neural tools.

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