Scholars 2004

2004 Future - Brain Sciences

Boyden Edward

boyden edward

Personal Details: 
Department of Neurobiology - Stanford University, USA

Title of Research: 
"The Role of Multiple Plasticity Mechanisms in Cerebellum-Dependent Learning"


July 2006
Since winning the Dan David Prize Scholarship in 2004 in Brain Science, I've made a lot of progress in the development of new tools for probing the function of neural circuits - including the discovery of a new way to stimulate neurons with light, in a safe, fast manner. This may have profound implications for medicine and neuroscience.
I am now on the faculty job market, applying for bioengineering professor jobs; my hope is to create new technologies that make possible the systematic understanding and engineering of the brain.

 

Update December 2016

Articles:
BBVA Award, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-bbva-foundation-frontiers-of-knowledge-award-goes-to-the-architects-of-optogenetics-which-uses-light-to-probe-and-modulate-the-workings-of-the-brain-300209903.html


Breakthrough Prize,
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/06/science/breakthrough-prize-winners-2016.html

Profile by MIT: http://news.mit.edu/2015/faculty-profile-edward-boyden-0522

Expansion microscopy,
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/science/microscopy-stretches-limits-of-conventional-microscopes.html

More articles:  http://syntheticneurobiology.org/news_items

Interviews and public lectures:
TED.com, 2011:
Edge.org, 2016:
https://www.edge.org/conversation/ed_boyden-how-the-brain-is-computing-the-mind

TED.com, 2016:
http://www.ted.com/talks/ed_boyden_baby_diapers_inspired_this_new_way_to_study_the_brain

World Economic Forum, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18jZDVuiAOM

Social networking
Twitter, https://twitter.com/eboyden3
Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/edboyden