Scientist/Author in Huntsville, Alabama
Little known fact: we published the spiders on drugs work at NASA in the 90s.
I like to disrupt and innovate. I love all things creative: sales, marketing, multimedia production, academic research and cooking. I like to break it and make it better.
I studied chemistry in undergraduate and graduate school and began my career as a Material Scientist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Over those 15 years at NASA, I worked in microgravity material science, biophysics, and physical & analytical chemistry. I was a co-founder of Zero Gravity Corporation with Peter Diamandis and Byron Lichtenberg - creating the world's first private parabolic flight operation.
My passion for metabolism and nutrition research is alive through contributions to hypothermics.com and I was an invited speaker at TEDMED2010. This work on thermodynamically-driven weight loss is featured in Wired Magazine, ABC Nightline, The Atlantic,The Daily Beast and 4-Hour Body by Best Selling Author, Tim Ferriss. We have a series of journal articles planned that will explore changes in our environment in relation to health. Metabolic Winter Hypothesis is the first.
In 2015, I launched a kickstarter project, Our Broken Plate, which is one of the top ten all-time funded Journalism projects. My goal is to tell a story about our how our relationship with food changed over the last two centuries, which may have driven unprecedented chronic disease and obesity.
I want to change our relationship with food.