I am an entrepreneur, technologist, and inventor in the biotechnology space. I have invented a new nanofabrication method, a new approach to sensing neural activity with probes in the bloodstream, and new ways to extract spatial and temporal information from RNA sequencing. I am starting a laboratory focused on translatable biotechnologies at the Francis Crick Institute in London in the fall of 2020. Currently, I am an entrepreneur in residence at Petri, a biotech accelerator in Boston, Massachusetts, and a co-founder of Saturn5, a company developing patient-oriented neurosurgical tools. In the spring of 2019, I graduated with my PhD in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, having worked between the MIT Media Lab, the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Prior to that, 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 was a 2019 STAT Wunderkind, and have received numerous national awards and fellowships to support my studies and research, including the Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship, an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and a Churchill Scholarship. I have a broad diversity of interests, ranging from diagnostics to gene therapies and new methods for detecting and treating brain disorders.
Entrepreneur in Residence, Petri Bio
sam.rodriques AT gmail.com