Dr. Behrouz is a Neuroscientist with expertise in neurodegenerative disease research. As a doctoral student at Michigan State University she leveraged cutting edge Laser Capture Microscopy and Microarray techniques to identify novel therapeutic targets for Parkinson’s disease and validated the results using an innovative in vivo siRNA model. She received multiple awards for this work, including a coveted NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA). During her Post-doctoral work at the Mayo Clinic, she was part of the team that discovered a new pathogenic genetic mutation for Parkinson’s disease. She characterized multiple in vivo and in vitro genetic models of neurodegeneration and worked with in collaboration with Michael J. Fox Foundation and H. Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals to test drugs that reverse the degenerative process in Parkinson’s disease.
Mr. Lee is responsible for all aspects of technology, including architecture of the patented simulation platform as well as directing the technical team. He has a passion for efficient design, usability, and a relentless focus on shipping products. Previously Vice President of Engineering at Black Knight Financial Services, he led teams through construction and implementation of HPC automation systems for the top US banks.
John developed an interest in programming while working as a freelance sound designer and composer for independent game development studios and is now fully involved in software development and 3D simulation. He holds a B.S. in Audio Engineering from Full Sail University, and an A.S in Programming and Analysis from Saint Johns River State College.
Jason is a Stony Brook University graduate with a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. He has previously conducted oncology research at both Stony Brook University and Mayo Clinic. Jason's background also includes medical communication and medical education. He takes pride in developing up-to-date scientific deliverables that serve to promote disease awareness and understanding. At NeuroInitiative, Jason focuses on the development of therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.
Marc has the heart of an entrepreneur and the soul of a traveler - previously he was partnered with his father as co-owner of a high performance powerboat company and also worked for a small startup company who focused on alternative energy research. Through these experiences Marc developed an interest in computer programming and web development. He is currently pursuing his AA and AS degree in Computer Programming and Analysis.
Do you love biology, computers, and working with great people on important projects? NI is hiring a lab tech to bridge our science and tech teams building biomodels and running simulation experiments. No computational experience necessary - we'll train you on our easy to use platform, but you do need a solid undergrad foundation of biology.
Interested in joining our team? Check out the careers page for current openings.