Neuroscience PhD, Biomedical Engineer, Firefighter, Aquanaut, Wilderness First Responder, Entrepreneur.
I've conducted research alongside DARPA, NASA, and the US EPA, and written multiple biotechnology patents, which form the basis of Halo Neuroscience, a company I cofounded in 2012. Based in SF, Halo has since raised over 10 million in funding and released a first of its kind device which improves human cognition and motor abilities, and is currently in use by US Special Forces. In 2014, I founded Nebulab NYC, a Brooklyn based, privately funded laboratory conducting pioneering research in neuropsychology and cybernetics. Our projects have included a software-based depression treatment, a device for commitment enhancement, and research on the role of photo- and magnetoceptive proteins in animal communication.
As a Techstars Mentor, and Instructor at Startup Institute, I'm happy to use my entrepreneurial, research, and engineering experience to help other individuals and startups work around problems, refine ideas, and reach their goals.
Certified as an ice diver, mixed gas diver, and in both sea and wilderness based rescue; In 2013 I assisted NASA in SCUBA search and recovery of organisms exhibiting evidence of unique photosynthetic mechanisms, and in 2016 was accepted onto the crew of Project Poseidon, a 100 day research expedition at the underwater FIU / NASA Aquarius Research Base. To utilize my skillset in the local community I'm a proud member of the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department, a more than 100 year old institution with both land and sea rescue units.
My work has been noted in Sports Illustrated, Wired, Newsweek, BBC Radio, The New Yorker, Verge, TechCrunch, MoMA, Make Magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Hackaday, Geo Saison Magazine, and WirtschaftsWoche.