Turning on the lights with Ed Boyden

Greg sits down with Ed Boyden, the Y. Eva Tan professor in Neurotechnology and the Synthetic Biology group Leader at MIT to discuss how things have been both at home and in the lab during COVID (1:56), his background as an engineer and how those skills translate to neuroscience (7:08), transitioning from learning and memory work to optogenetics research (12:55), expansion microscopy (20:07), science in the press and brining basic research to the public (25:35), updated research on fluorescent tags and how this can be used for brain mapping (32:46), and comparing science and quality of life in Boston vs. the bay area (42:09).

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