Michael Skuhersky

About Me

My name is Michael Skuhersky. I grew up in Key Biscayne, FL and Huntington Beach, CA.

I am a PhD candidate in the Synthetic Neurobiology group under Ed Boyden, part of the MIT Media Lab, located in Cambridge, MA.

Previously, I was at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, working on protein docking dynamics, rapid fabrication techniques, and spatial computing architectures. Before that, I was a member of the Conrad Research Group, at MIT's Laboratory for Nuclear Science, working on neutron activation simulation and neutrino-electron scattering models. Before this, I was in the Intermediate Energy Physics Group at UCLA, working on meson mass range analysis.

In my spare time, I explore my physical surroundings and try to make unique music. I also occasionally host a lo-fi radio show on 88.1FM WMBR (MIT's radio station) called Train To Bexley.

Have we met somewhere? I've spent non-insignificant periods of time at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA, MIT in Cambridge, MA, and PROTO in Tokyo, Japan.

I strongly believe that society's hesitant approach to science is keeping us from the promises of radical bioengineering. My life goal is to directly improve the interface between humans and computers as much as possible.