I'm a neuroscientist interested in understanding the general principles of biological information processing, as well as developing novel interventions for neurological disorders. After receiving my B.S. in physics from MIT, I worked for several years as an astronomer before serving with the Peace Corps in Turkmenistan. I received a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in biophysics, and am currently a postdoc at the University of Basel and UCL. My work has been funded by the HFSP fellowship, the EMBO fellowship, the Branco Weiss Fellowship, the National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship, the Berkeley fellowship, and the Regeneron Prize for creative innovation in biomedicine. My writing has appeared in Harper's Magazine, The New Yorker, Nautilus, the Utne Reader, the Massachusetts Review, and more. My graphic art and comics have been featured in Juxtapoz, Nautilus, Behance, AdWeek, Fluster Magazine, and others.