Brian Allen[Email: bdallen, followed by @media.mit.edu ]
Brian has worked in the Boyden lab on a number of projects for neural readout and control. His current focus is on relating the membrane potential of individual neurons in vivo— as measured through whole-cell patch clamp recording— to the spiking activity of large populations of neurons. He’s originally from Chicago and then Buffalo, later moving back to the Chicago area to study physics and cognitive science at Northwestern University.
Bernstein, J.G., Allen, B. D., Guerra, A.A., Boyden, E.S. (2015) Processes for design, construction and utilisation of arrays of light-emitting diodes and light-emitting diode-coupled optical fibres for multi-site brain light delivery, The Journal of Engineering, advance online publication, DOI: 10.1049/joe.2014.0304.
Chuong, A. S., Miri, M. L.*, Busskamp, V.*, Matthews, G.A.C.*, Acker, L.C.*, Soresnsen, A.T., Young, A., Klapoetke, N. C., Henninger, M.A., Kodandaramaiah, S.B., Ogawa, M., Ramanlal, S. B., Bandler, R. C., Allen, B. D., Forest, C.R., Chow, B.Y., Han, X., Lin, Y., Tye, K.M., Roska, B., Cardin, J.A., Boyden, E. S. (2014) Noninvasive optical inhibition with a red-shifted microbial rhodopsin, Nature Neuroscience 17:1123-1129. (*, equal contribution)