Creative Matters: Ed Boyden, neuroscientist

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Rm 240 @ Art Building West


Ed Boyden will give a free talk about his research on the brain in Room 240 ABW.

Ed Boyden is a Professor of Neurotechnology at MIT, and associate professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT’s Media Lab and McGovern Institute for Brain Research. He leads the Synthetic Neurobiology Group, which develops tools for analyzing and repairing complex biological systems such as the brain. His group applies these tools in a systematic way in order to reveal ground truth scientific understandings of biological systems, which in turn reveal radical new approaches for curing diseases and repairing disabilities. His TED talks have been viewed over 2 million times.

In 2018, he was selected to be an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He has received the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (2016), the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award (2015), and the Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences (2015), among many others.

 

Creative Matters lecture series

Walters' talk is part of the Creative Matters lecture series sponsored by the UI Office of Research and Economic Development in collaboration with the UI Arts Advancement Committee. A Q&A session will follow her talk. The event is free and open to the public.

The Creative Matters lecture series, launched in Fall 2015, seeks to demonstrate that creativity and innovation are not only at the core of all research and discovery, but also central to our human experience. Our lineup of speakers includes artists, thinkers, builders, and doers who challenge conventional thinking about creativity, science, and artistic expression, and borrow from a range of influences and disciplines in their work.

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