Separating densely packed molecules before imaging allows them to become visible for the first time.
The center is funded by a $24 million gift to MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research from philanthropist Lisa Yang.
The teamwork demonstrated by members of Kioxia and Boyden’s lab highlights the myriad of skill sets found within the Media Lab community.
Expanding tissue samples before sequencing allows researchers to pinpoint locations of RNA molecules.
A new approach to DNA sequencing gives researchers a direct view of genomes in their native environment
In situ DNA sequencing method lets researchers study genomes in their native environment
On work conducted by Edward Boyden and research assistants Andrew Payne and Paul Reginato from the Synthetic Neurobiology research group
Fluorescent imaging technique simultaneously captures different signal types from multiple locations in a live cell.
Meet the Labbers, which ran from 2016–2018, was an ongoing audio series that took listeners inside the Media Lab.
New molecule for imaging calcium in neurons reduces crosstalk from neighboring neurons.
Electrodes placed on the scalp could help patients with brain diseases.
Entrepreneurial science award recognizes scientists whose work opens up “new dimensions of economic progress."
I am writing this statement to clarify my interactions with Jeffrey Epstein as noted in the Goodwin Procter report, with the hope of provid…
New research group aims to bridge the gap between nanotechnology and synthetic biology.
A new method for sequencing the genome of an intact single cell may help researchers understand how key autism genes are regulated.
Fluorescent probe could allow scientists to watch circuits within the brain and link their activity to specific behaviors.
The award recognizes outstanding contributions within the realm of scientific photography.
With the help of flashing lights and materials used in diapers, we could find out what thoughts are made of.
Named for one of the original Fellows of the Royal Society, the Croonian Medal and Lecture is the premier lecture in biological sciences.
The Warren Alpert Foundation honors scientists whose work has improved the understanding, prevention, treatment or cure of human disease.
Faculty members Edward Boyden, Paula Hammond, and Aviv Regev recognized for “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Boyden’s research creates and applies technologies that aim to expand our understanding of the brain.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars.
A conversation between Ed Boyden and Tyler Cowen on optogenetics and expansion microscopy to storytelling and the nature of consciousness.
Foundation’s $28.6 million gift will fund science, innovation, and education to advance understanding, ability, and inclusion.
Ed Boyden, Ernst Bamberg, Karl Deisseroth, Peter Hegemann, Gero Miesenböck, and Georg Nagel awarded one of America's oldest science prizes.
A new fly-through of the fly brain allows anyone to whizz past neurons and visit any of the 40 million synapses where neurons touch neuron.
Ed Boyden and collaborators combine expansion microscopy with lattice light-sheet microscopy to capture detailed images of the brain.
New 3D imaging technique can reveal, much more quickly than other methods, how neurons connect throughout the brain.
Some say bigger is better, but researchers at MIT will tell you that when it comes to tech, smaller things are far more impressive.
The technique, known as “implosion fabrication,” can be used to create nearly any shape imaginable.
Boyden is certainly a wellspring of innovative ideas—but more than this, he is a scientific pioneer.
Neuroscientist Ed Boyden discussing two inventions of his that have revolutionized neuroscience: optogenetics and expansion microscopy.
MIT faculty members are among 19 top scientists selected from across the nation.
Because the funding has no strings attached, HHMI investigators are free to pursue their wildest scientific ideas.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has named 19 new HHMI Investigators, including Synthetic Neurobiology head Ed Boyden.
Revisit Human 2.0, a 2007 Media Lab symposium focused on the future of human adaptability.
A powerful tool to excite neurons using light is helping researchers to map the brain’s connections.
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows honors those who have made out…
In response to questions being raised about the relationships of Professor Ed Boyden and MIT with the company Nectome, the MIT Media Lab is…
2018 Canada Gairdner International Awardee “for the discovery of light-gated ion channel mechanisms, and for the discovery of optogenetics"
MIT scientist is among three recognized for the discovery of optogenetics.
Fluorescent sensor allows imaging of neurons' electrical communications, without electrodes
Ed Boyden advances on his goal of understanding how the brain works.
Ed Boyden together with MIT colleagues Yet Ming Chiang and Ian W. Hunter have been named to the 2017 class of Fellows of the National…
I think we ought to integrate the maps of the brain, the dynamics of the brain, and the ability to control the brain into single coherent d…
Focused laser beam could help scientists map connections among neurons that underlie behavior
On October 7, 2017, Media Lab director Joi Ito and professor Ed Boyden were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among …
Awards support high-risk, high-impact biomedical research.
The 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit will take place October 1-4 at venues throughout the Boston area. The event will feature more than 200 spea…
Eric Topol, editor-in-chief of Medscape, interviews Synthetic Neurobiology head Ed Boyden.
New “expansion pathology” technique lets optical microscopes go where only electrons could go before.
Patch clamping, a method that allows scientists to study the electrical activity of single cells, is one of the oldest tools in the neurosc…