By developing new tools for visualizing subcellular structure and activity in molecular detail, Ed Boyden advances on his goal of understanding how the brain works.
About the author
Elizabeth Preston is a freelance science writer whose work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Slate, Wired, National Geographic and many other publications. She also writes the “Inkfish” blog for Discover. Formerly, she was the editor of Muse, a magazine about science and ideas for kids.