Scaled Biolabs Inc.
In 2016, I took a deep breath, and co-founded a biotech company in San Francisco, California. At Scaled Biolabs we combined microfluidics, stem cell engineering and computer science to discover and develop novel cell-based medicines. Put simply, we find intelligent ways to regenerate or grow damaged cells, tissues and organs. In one project we grow neurons as treatment for Parkinson's Disease, for example.Learn More
Prior to starting Scaled Biolabs, I spent nearly a decade devoted to academic research in the fields of computational astrophysics, cosmology and theoretical physics. Whilst I have taken a hiatus from formal astrophysics research I still have on-going collaborations relating to The Caterpillar Project of which I was the project lead at MIT. I also contribute to The Illustris Project development pipeline at Harvard.Learn More
Computer Vision & Machine Learning
Providing a quantitative window into complex cellular environments underpins much of discovery and development of new cell-based medicines. To study these environments I deploy various statistical and image processing techniques to process large volumes of image data typically found in these biological settings.Learn More
I spend a fair chunk of time making various electronic systems do useful tasks. This includes programming liquid handling robots, Raspberry Pi/Arduino-type micro-controllers, interactive interfaces and other general purpose systems to automate work flows. A lot of this work is devoted toward the systems I build at Scaled Biolabs.Learn More
I periodically consult for the Center For Curriculum Redesign focused where I help build ontology frameworks for powering a new generation of school curricula. Using natural language processing, semantic networks and other data crunching tools, we strive to determine more effective ways of learning.Learn More