Fei Chen, Principal Investigator
Dr. Fei Chen is currently a Fellow at the Broad Institute. He obtained his Ph.D. in biological engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016. During the course of his doctoral research, Fei co-invented expansion microscopy, a breakthrough technique that allows for super-resolution imaging of biological samples with conventional light microscopes. He continues to pioneer novel molecular and microscopy tools to uniquely illuminate biological pathways and function.
Fei was an Axline scholar at the California Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 2011. His awards and funding include the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and the MIT Viterbi and Poitras Fellowships.
Andrew Payne, Graduate Student
Andrew is a joint graduate student with the Boyden lab. He graduated in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto, and was a former visiting student at the MIT Media Lab and at the Harvard Wyss Institute. Andrew is currently interested in developing new strategies for high resolution light microscopy.
Evan Murray, Research Associate
Evan is a Research Associate at the Broad Institute, having graduated with a B.S. in biology and an M.S. in neuroscience from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Evan previously worked on optimizing the CLARITY pipeline, and also co-invented the Stochastic Electrotransport and SWITCH technologies to enable scalable, uniform labeling and subsequent 3D imaging of large tissue samples with conventional molecular probes and light microscopes. Evan continues to be interested in developing technologies for creating high-dimensional “omics” datasets to enable further understanding of the brain.
Shirin Shivaei, Master's Student
Shirin is an M.Eng student in the EECS department at MIT. She graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT and previously worked on developing inexpensive, fast imaging microscopy methods for histopathology of breast tissue. She is currently interested in developing tools for high resolution single-cell sequencing and protein characterization.
Sam Rodriques, Affiliate
Sam is a graduate student in the physics department at MIT. Previously, he graduated from Haverford College with a degree in physics and spent two years at the University of Cambridge studying applied mathematics and computational neuroscience. In the Boyden lab, he is developing tools to help further understand the development and functions of the brain.