Nathan Lewis / UC San Diego

January 19, 2019

About Nathan Lewis

Dr. Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego. During his BS (Biochemistry, Brigham Young University), PhD (Bioengineering, UC San Diego) and postdoctoral work (Genetics, Harvard Medical School), he developed novel approaches for analyzing biological big data using genome-scale systems biology modeling techniques. In parallel, he helped lead efforts to sequence the genome of the Chinese hamster and several CHO cell lines. Dr. Lewis’ lab integrates all of his previous work by focusing heavily on the development of novel diagnostics for childhood disorders and also the use of systems biology and genome editing techniques to map out and engineer the cell pathways controlling mammalian cell growth, metabolism, protein synthesis, and protein glycosylation, in an effort to develop improved drug production host cells. See more on research in the Lewis lab at

John Hildebrand / Scripps Institution of Oceanography

February 1, 2019

About John Hildebrand

Coming soon!

Bradley Voytek / UC San Diego

February 15, 2019

About Bradley Voytek

Bradley Voytek is an assistant professor in the Department of Cognitive Science, the Neurosciences Graduate Program, and the Halicioglu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego and an Alfred P. Sloan Neuroscience Research Fellow. He’s a founding faculty member of the UC San Diego undergraduate Data Science major and in 2011 was the first Data Scientist at Uber. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley in neuroscience and was a post-doctoral fellow at UCSF. His research centers around the computational role that neural oscillations play in coordinating information transfer in the brain. His research program combines large-scale data mining and machine learning techniques with hypothesis-driven experimental research. He is also known for his zombie brain “research” with his friend and fellow neuroscientist Timothy Verstynen, with whom he has published the book Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?, by Princeton University Press. He blogs at Oscillatory Thoughts and is active on twitter as @bradleyvoytek.

Matthias Blume / LoanHero

March 1, 2019

About Matthias Blume

Matthias Blume is Chief Risk Officer at LoanHero. Previously, he was Director of Analytics at CoreLogic and FICO. He holds nine fintech patents and has published numerous papers. He received his PhD from UCSD in 1999, where he pursued a truly interdisciplinary study of neural networks.

Henry Abarbanel / UC San Diego

April 19, 2019