Ten researchers from MIT and Broad receive NIH Director’s Awards. Awards support high-risk, high-impact biomedical research. [MIT News]

Photo of ten MIT and the Broad Institute researchers.
October 5, 2017

MIT News
By Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
October 5, 2017

"The High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) program, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund, has awarded 86 grants to scientists with unconventional approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research. Ten of the awardees are affiliated with MIT and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard."

... "Ed Boyden, an associate professor of brain and cognitive sciences and biological engineering at MIT, and a member of MIT’s Media Lab and McGovern Institute for Brain Research, is a recipient of the Transformative Research Award. This award promotes “cross-cutting, interdisciplinary approaches that could potentially create or challenge existing paradigms.” Boyden, who develops new strategies for understanding and engineering brain circuits, will use the grant to develop high-speed 3-D imaging of neural activity."