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Ed Boyden
Neuroscientist, inventor, entrepreneur. Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT. Leader, Synthetic Neurobiology Group.
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Ed Boyden 8 Aug 19
helps see heat shock proteins (Timmerman, Baldwin, and Benesch labs, ), the pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis (Rudel lab, ), and a Drosophila larva (Preibisch lab, ). From the last paper:
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Ed Boyden 6 Aug 19
A comprehensive review article, led by Ingrid van Welie, on how robotics is helping automate one of the most complex skills practiced in neuroscience, patch clamping.
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Ed Boyden 2 Aug 19
Congrats to SynthNeuro graduate student Ishan Gupta, who just successfully defended his MIT Biological Engineering PhD thesis, on new strategies for in vivo imaging!
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Ed Boyden 31 Jul 19
Deblina Sarkar and Ian Wickersham (both alumni of the SynthNeuro group) both have postdoctoral job openings in their research groups at MIT:
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Ed Boyden 31 Jul 19
Congrats to the whole team of inventors on the patent for expansion microscopy technologies for the visualization of nucleic acids in cells and tissues, which was just granted, U.S. Patent 10364457!
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Ed Boyden 31 Jul 19
Plasmids encoding the soma-targeted fluorescent voltage indicator SomArchon are starting to appear on for distribution (more to come!):
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Ed Boyden 19 Jul 19
I got to know Patrick through his Artificial Intelligence class - I delivered the annual neurotech lecture. We noted the increasing intersection, every year, of bio and AI. He was so excited to see students succeed. We will miss you, and all you've done.
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Ed Boyden 18 Jul 19
Congrats to Kate Adamala and Daniel Martin-Alarcon, whose patent "Pumilio domain-based modular protein architecture for RNA binding" was just granted, as U.S. Patent # 10330674!
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Ed Boyden 18 Jul 19
helps visualize the specialized apparatus, which behaves like a liquid, that helps chromosomes separate during egg formation. From the Schuh lab, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Science, Jun 28 2019, ):
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Ed Boyden 18 Jul 19
Delighted and thankful to receive the Croonian Medal of the Royal Society. This award recognizes work by many group members, alumni, and collaborators over the years, that made our neurotechnology work real and impactful.
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Ed Boyden 16 Jul 19
Very honored and grateful to receive, along with my fantastic colleagues, the 2019 Warren Alpert Prize for developing optogenetic tools.
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Ed Boyden 10 Jul 19
Exciting to see the beginnings of of plant tissues! From the Nodine lab, Gregor Mendel Institute, :
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Ed Boyden 9 Jul 19
Outside the room where we are meeting during the annual Media Lab faculty retreat, you can observe trees growing upside down. (Natalie Jeremijenko, Tree Logic.)
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Ed Boyden 8 Jul 19
Recently I lectured at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders about brain technology. It was incredibly energizing, and optimism-inspiring, to see 4,000 high school students excited about becoming physicians and/or biological scientists.
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Ed Boyden 5 Jul 19
Pictures of clathrin coated pits (top, Seiple and Huang labs, UCSF, ) and Drosophila amacrine neurons (bottom, Zinn lab, Caltech, ), taken with the help of .
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Ed Boyden 5 Jul 19
Congratulations to SynthNeuro postdoc Shahar Alon, who just accepted a tenure track faculty job at Bar Ilan University!
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Ed Boyden 1 Jul 19
Excited to be part of this study, led by Keith Tyo, on recording the timecourse of ion concentration into a strand of DNA, with few-minute time resolution. A step towards being able to record neural activity into a DNA-based ticker-tape?
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Ed Boyden 28 Jun 19
From the Ahrens lab in Cell: zebrafish eventually quit trying to swim if they can't move. Noradrenergic neurons signal swim failures; glial cells integrate failures over time, causing quitting. shows the noradrenergic-glial interface:
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Ed Boyden 26 Jun 19
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Ed Boyden 25 Jun 19
Excited to speak about brain technology to 4,000 high school students aiming to become physicians or biomedical scientists, at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, here today just outside of Boston.
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