I invent new technologies to help neuroscientists understand how the brain works. To date, I have designed several new technologies, in areas ranging from nanofabrication and single-cell RNA sequencing to quantum computation. I received my Ph.D. in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, MA, with affiliations at the MIT Media Lab, the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, in the lab of Edward Boyden. Previously, I graduated summa cum laude with highest honors in Physics from Haverford College, where I worked on new methods for calculating quantum entanglement in multipartite quantum systems. I have received numerous national awards and fellowships to support his research, including the Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship, an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and a Churchill Scholarship.
Graduate Student, Synthetic Neurobiology Group
MIT Media Lab
sam.rodriques AT gmail.com