Ed Boyden receives 2018 Canada Gairdner International Award

Ed Boyden, the Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT has been named a recipient of the 2018 Canada Gairdner International Award — Canada’s most prestigious scientific prize — for his role in the discovery of light-gated ion channels and optogenetics, a technology to control brain activity with light.

Boyden’s work has given neuroscientists the ability to precisely activate or silence brain cells to see how they contribute to — or possibly alleviate — brain disease…
MIT News – Nanoscience and nanotechnology – MIT.nano

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