Jonathan D. Grinstein’s wonder for the human mind and body led him to an undergraduate education in Neural Science and Philosophy and a doctorate in Biomedical Science where he studied how the brain forms memories and how individual cells make decisions to generate different body parts. He has 10 years of experience in experimental and computational research in the fields of developmental and stem cell biology, genetics, genomics and neuroscience, during which he was a co-author on research articles in journals such as Nature, Cell, and Neuron. Since then, Jonathan hung up his lab coat and has explored positions in life science and healthcare marketing and communication. He currently writes daily science news columns on neurological and rare diseases, and his most recent work has featured in Scientific American. His long-term career goal is to utilize his problem solving and communication skills to bridge the impact of science and the lives it seeks to improve, specifically in the context of neuroscience and mental health. In his free time, Jonathan loves to try his hand at cooking and playing with modular synthesizers.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. — Anne Frank