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Sam Rodriques

Director & CEO
Future House

I am an entrepreneur and inventor in the biotechnology space. I run the Applied Biotechnology lab at the Francis Crick Institute. We develop new technologies to repair and improve human biology, including new drug delivery technologies, ways to create new kinds of human cells, and new ways to map connections between neurons in the brain. The ABL is an academic biotechnology laboratory with a strong emphasis on technology deployment and entrepreneurship. I have previously 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. From Spring 2020 until January 2020 I was an entrepreneur in residence at Petri, a biotech accelerator in Boston, Massachusetts. In the spring of 2019, I graduated with a 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 have been recognized with numerous national awards and fellowships, including as a 2019 STAT Wunderkind, and a recipient of the Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the Churchill Scholarship. I have a broad diversity of interests, ranging from diagnostics to gene therapies and new methods for detecting and treating brain disorders.