Scholars 2004

2004 Future - Brain Sciences

Boyden Edward

boyden edward

Stanford University, Department of Neurobiology 

"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

BBVA Award,

Breakthrough Prize,

Profile by MIT:

Expansion microscopy,

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World Economic Forum, 2016:

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