Brian Allen

Brian worked in the Boyden lab on a number of projects for neural readout and control. His PhD was 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. After graduating, he went on to a postdoc at Harvard University.


Noninvasive optical inhibition with a red-shifted microbial rhodopsin

Nature Neuroscience | 2014

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)

Brain Coprocessors

Technology Review | 2010

Boyden, E. S., Allen, B. D., Fritz, D. (2010) "Brain Coprocessors." Column, Technology Review. 9/23/2010.