The human brain is still largely a mystery to the medical world, but scientific prodigy Dr. Ed Boyden is working to change that reality. A 38-year-old neuroengineer and professor at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute, Boyden is reinventing the way we study the brain. But this isn’t just a story about new advances in medical science; this is a story – a manual, even – for going where no one has gone before. A guide for a process of innovation applicable in any industry or field, Boyden’s work is an inspirational story of the pioneering spirit that drives human progress.

People often ask me, 'What biological question are you interested in?' And I say, 'I want to solve the brain.'Click To Tweet

Focusing on inventing new tools for mapping, analyzing and controlling brain circuits, Boyden’s research has the potential to revolutionize the future of healthcare. By delving into areas of the human brain with unprecedented precision, Boyden believes we can cure neurological ailments, from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s disease. He delivered highly acclaimed TED Talks on his breakthrough methods and technologies, which revealed his rare ability to translate scientific complexities into messages that enlighten and can be acted on by any audience.

But healthcare is only the beginning. Developing these novel methods involved more than just knowledge of neuroscience. It required Boyden find solutions to seemingly intractable problems, drawing ideas from his failures and having the courage and stamina to advance new ways of thinking against conventional wisdom. Boyden’s lessons on pioneering innovation are applicable across sectors, whether you’re a scientific researcher, a computer engineer or a business leader. His speaking and advisory services offer a unique opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of innovative problem-solving, and apply them to upending your own industry in the same way that Boyden is transforming neuroscience.

Ed Boyden is available for paid speaking engagements including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, conference talks, and advisory/consulting services through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.