Instructor: Ed Boyden
Course Numbers: 9.522J, 20.452J, MAS.881J
Course Level: Graduate
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Course Website: http://syntheticneurobiology.org/classes/display/42
Covers how to innovate technologies for brain analysis and engineering, for accelerating the basic understanding of the brain, and leading to new therapeutic insight and inventions. Focuses on using physical, chemical and biological principles to understand technology design criteria governing ability to observe and alter brain structure and function. Topics include optogenetics, noninvasive brain imaging and stimulation, nanotechnologies, stem cells and tissue engineering, and advanced molecular and structural imaging technologies. Design projects by students.