I am the CEO of Convergent Research
, and a consultant for the Astera Institute
. We've been launching Focused Research Organizations (FROs)
such as E11 bio
. I also serve on the boards of several non-profits pursuing new methods of funding and organizing scientific research including Norn Group
and New Science
Previously, I was a Schmidt Futures Innovation Fellow, a Fellow with the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), a research scientist at Google DeepMind, Chief Strategy Officer of the brain-computer interface company Kernel, a research scientist at MIT, a PhD student in biophysics with George Church and colleagues at Harvard, and a theoretical physics student at Yale. I also previously helped to start companies like BioBright, and advised foundations such as the Open Philanthropy Project.
My work has been recognized with a Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 Award (2018), a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship (2010) and a Goldwater Scholarship (2008).