Title: Optical Tools for Observing and Controlling Biological Systems
Professor Edward Boyden
Ed Boyden is Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT, an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the MIT McGovern Institute, and professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. He leads the Synthetic Neurobiology Group, which develops tools for analyzing and repairing complex biological systems, such as the brain, and applies them systematically to reveal ground truth principles of biological function. He has received the Wilhelm Exner Medal, the Croonian Medal, the Canada Gairdner International Award, and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Photo: Justin Knight