Featured Research

Expansion Microscopy

New technique enables nanoscale-resolution microscopy of large biological specimens

In a new study published in Science, researchers from Ed Boyden's Synthetic Neurobiology group detail a new technique that allows them to use a polymer commonly found in diapers to physically enlarge brain tissue samples, enabling them to get high-resolution images of cellular activities. Learn more about how expansion microscopy works in this video, and explore the research and process in-depth at http://expansionmicroscopy.org/.  more ›

Centers and Joint Programs

Special Interest and Working Groups

Centers and joint programs combine the work of Media Lab researchers with collaborators throughout MIT.
The following smaller, more focused special interest groups (SIGs) and working groups deal with particular subject areas.