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  • The Boyden lab is exploring the use of fluorescent nanodiamonds as a new class of optical probes for neuroscience research. Photo: Justin Knight

    Nanodiamonds

    The Boyden lab is exploring the use of fluorescent nanodiamonds as a new class of optical probes for neuroscience research. Photo: Justin Knight…

  • White matter fiber tracts in the adult human brain. Image: Zeynep Saygin

    Visualizing the Brain

    Zeynep Saygin, a postdoc in Nancy Kanwisher’s lab uses a technology known as diffusion-weighted MR imaging to reveal long-range connections in the brain.…

  • A crew delivers the new 3-tesla MRI scanner to the McGovern Institute on July 25 2013. Photo: Doreen Reuchsel

    Photo Album: MRI Installation

    Crews deliver a new MRI scanner to the McGovern Institute on July 23, 2013. The scanner is expected to be fully operational by the fall, and will be used for a wide range of studies on brain function, in both children and adults.
  • 2013 McGovern Institute Symposium

    2013 McGovern Institute Symposium

    The annual McGovern Institute symposium, which took place on May 8, 2013, featured nine talks on the subject of motor control and the motor cortex.
  • McGovern faculty, staff, researchers, and students gathered at the Sea Crest Resort in Falmouth, Massachusetts for the 2013 McGovern Institute Retreat. Photo: Justin Knight

    2013 McGovern Institute Retreat

    McGovern faculty, staff, researchers, and students gathered at the Sea Crest Resort in Falmouth, Massachusetts for the 2013 McGovern Institute Retreat. Photos: Justin Knight
  • Feng Zhang has devised a new method to insert or alter genes with great precision. Image: Steve Dixon, Feng Zhang

    Brain Scan Cover Image: Winter 2013

    The cover of the Winter 2013 issue of Brain Scan features an artist’s representation of a new genome editing technique developed by Feng Zhang. The method allows researchers to disrupt or replace genes at will.…

  • Neurons in the brain of a transgenic mouse engineered to express a protein that emits light when neurons become active. Image: Qian Chen, Guoping Feng

    Brain Scan Cover Image: Fall 2012

    Neurons in the brain of a transgenic mouse engineered to express a protein that emits light when neurons become active. Image: Qian Chen, Guoping Feng…

  • Martha Constantine-Paton studies the formation and modification of synapses—the interconnections between neurons—in order to understand how experience shapes the wiring of the brain. Photo: Kent Dayton

    McGovern Faculty Portraits

    The McGovern Institute faculty comprises one of the most distinguished groups of brain researchers anywhere in the world. Its members include one Nobel laureate, five members of the National Academy of Sciences, and leading experts in many…

  • Neurons in the mouse cerebellum, expressing the synaptic protein SAPAP-4.
Image: Louis Tee and Guoping Feng

    Brain Scan Cover Image: Summer 2012

    Neurons in the mouse cerebellum, expressing the synaptic protein SAPAP-4. Image: Louis Tee and Guoping Feng…

  • Ed Boyden delivers the Harvey Prize lecture. Oct 22, 2012. Photo: Justin Knight

    AF Harvey Prize Lecture

    The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to research in the field of medical engineering. Boyden was awarded the prize for his pioneering research contributions to the field of optogenetics, in which neurons are genetically modified…

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