In this episode, researchers Ed Boyden from MIT and Jean Bennett from the University of Pennsylvania discuss the development of optogenetics and recent clinical applications, especially for the treatment of retinal disease.
Also, in our science roundtable with science writers Sarah C.P. Williams and Ashley Yeager, we discuss neurobiology, the 2012 Nobel Prize winners, and DNA sequencing in outer space.
|Featured in this Episode|
|Ed Boyden is a associate professor of media arts and science at the MIT Media Lab.|
|Jean Bennett is professor of Ophthalmology and cell and developmental biology and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.|
|Sarah C.P. Williams is a freelance science writer based out of Kailua, Hawaii. You can follow her latest work at http://www.facebook.com/sarahcpwilliams.
|Ashley Yeager works in the Office of News and Communications at Duke University and is also a freelance science writer. You can follow her at https://plus.google.com/104786459743651414888/about.
|Andrew S. Wiecek is news editor at BioTechniques and host of the monthly podcast BenchTalk.You can follow him at http://www.biotechniques.com/news.|
|Episode Notes & Links|
Ed Boyden Interview
Behind the Scenes of GE's Cell Imaging Contest | BenchTalk, Episode 13
The Rise in Droplet PCR | BenchTalk, Episode 12
AGBT13 Round-Up: Advances in Genome Biology and Technology | BenchTalk, Episode 11 New York, NY
Cell Culture: Why Does It Remain Difficult? | BenchTalk, Episode 10 New York, NY
Cancer Stem Cells | BenchTalk, Episode 9 New York, NY
Optogenetics: Shining a Light on Neuroscience | BenchTalk, Episode 8 New York, NY