Stephen Larson is the CEO of MetaCell, a software company that puts neuroscience data online, with clients including major universities and pharmaceutical companies. He is a cofounder of the internationally recognized OpenWorm project that is building the world’s first digital organism in an open science fashion. He has presented at more than two dozen forums, published over a dozen articles in academic journals such as Nature and Frontiers in Neuroscience, and has had his work featured in the Economist, the New York Times, Wired, the Atlantic, at two TEDx forums and a Science Channel show with Morgan Freeman. He is a graduate of MIT in Computer Science and received a Ph.D in Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego.
He previously served as the Chief Information Officer of One Mind for Research, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating brain disease through innovative public-private partnerships. He has worked as a professional software engineer for a major global investment bank and co-developed a patent. He has served as a mentor in the Google Summer of Code program, a volunteer leader in the Startup Leadership Program, an entrepreneurial incubator, and the INCF, an international organization for coordinating the information science of neuroscience.
Stephen’s curriculum vitae is available online