Dr. Ed Boyden Awarded 2016 BBVA Foundation Award


NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Dr. Ed Boyden, MIT Media Lab, has won the 2016 biomedicine BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for his work developing ‘optogenetics,’ a method of controlling brain activity with light. Dr. Boyden shares the prize with two neuroscientists who helped develop and evolve the technique: Dr. Gero Miesenböck, Oxford University, and Dr. Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University. These annual awards recognize world-class scientific research and artistic creation with an illustrious list of former and current Laureates, including fellow 2016 Laureate in basic sciences Dr. Stephen Hawking.


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