eWEAR Symposium 2022
Thursday, September 8, 2022, 9:00am to 6:30pm PDT
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Location: This will be a hybrid event live on Zoom and in person at Stanford University. If you are interested in attending in-person please select “in-person” when registering above.
9:00am- Angela McIntyre, Welcome
9:15am- Professor Zhenan Bao, “Skin-inspired soft Sensors for muscle, brain and gut”
9:45am- Professor Ian H. Gotlib, “Early life stress, neurodevelopment, and depression in adolescents: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic”
10:15am- Professor Tom Soh, “Real-time biosensor technology”
10:45am- Break (15 minutes)
11:00am- Professor Jamie Zeitzer, “Landscape of diurnal human activity patterns and health outcomes”
11:30am- Professor Karl Deisseroth, fireside chat, Projections: A story of human emotions
12:00pm- Lunch (1 hour)
1:30pm- Professor Ken Goodson, “Heat management using metamaterials”
2:00pm- Jonathan Berent (NextSense, Inc), “Neural digital twins redefine brain computer interfaces (BCI)”
2:30pm- Tony Faranesh (Google), “From sensors to product, the Fitbit Heart Study and wearable detection of atrial fibrillation”
3:00pm- Break (15 minutes)
3:15pm- Panel Discussion “Medical Human Digital Twin”: Jennifer Hicks, Ph.D. (Stanford), Professor Ellen Kuhl (Stanford), Steven Levine (Dassault Systèmes), Dave Miller (Unlearn.AI); Moderator: Ryan Spitler, Ph.D. (PHIND, Stanford)
4:15pm- Poster preview talks
5:00pm- Poster Session & Reception (In-person only, Huang Foyer, 5:00pm-6:30pm)
K.K. Lee Professor in Chemical Engineering
Prior to joining Stanford in 2004, she was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies from 1995-2004. She received her Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1995. She has over 700 refereed publications and over 100 US patents with a Google Scholar H-Index >190.
Bao is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation and is a member of its scientific affair committee.
Bao was the inaugural recipient of the VinFuture Prize Female Innovator 2022, the ACS Chemistry of Materials Award 2022, MRS Mid-Career Award in 2021, AICHE Alpha Chi Sigma Award 2021, ACS Central Science Disruptor and Innovator Prize in 2020, Gibbs Medal by the Chicago session of ACS in 2020, Wilhelm Exner Medal by Austrian Federal Minister of Science 2018, ACS Award on Applied Polymer Science 2017, L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award in the Physical Sciences 2017.
Bao is a co-founder and on the Board of Directors for C3 Nano and PyrAmes, both are silicon-valley venture funded start-ups. She serves as an advising Partner for Fusion Venture Capital.
Ian H. Gotlib
Marjorie Mhoon Fair Professor, Psychology
In his research, Dr. Gotlib examines psychobiological factors that place individuals at increased risk for developing depression and engaging in suicidal behaviors, as well as processes that are protective in this context. More specifically, Dr. Gotlib examines neural, cognitive, social, endocrinological, and genetic factors in depressed individuals and applies findings from these investigations to the study of predictors of depression in children at risk for this disorder. In related projects, Dr. Gotlib is also examining the differential effects of early life stress on the trajectories of neurodevelopment in boys and girls through puberty in an effort to explain the increased prevalence of depression and suicidal behaviors in girls in adolescence. Finally, Dr. Gotlib is extending this work to the study of brain function and structure, endocrine function, and behaviors in neonates and infants being raised in suboptimal environments.
Dr. Gotlib’s research is supported largely by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He has also been funded by the National Health Research Development Program and the Medical Research Council of Canada, and leads an interdisciplinary team funded by PHIND. Dr. Gotlib has received the Distinguished Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders, the Joseph Zubin Award for lifetime research contributions to the understanding of psychopathology, the APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution, the APS Distinguished Scientist Award, and a MERIT award from NIMH. He has published over 500 scientific articles and has written or edited several books in the areas of depression and stress, including the Handbook of Depression with Constance Hammen, now in its 3rd edition. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Psychopathological Association, and is Past President of the Society for Research in Psychopathology.
H. Tom Soh
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Radiology and, by courtesy Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Associate Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psych/Sleep Medicine
D. H. Chen Professor, Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Karl Deisseroth is the D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard, his PhD from Stanford, and his MD from Stanford. He also completed postdoctoral training, medical internship, and adult psychiatry residency at Stanford, and he is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He continues as a practicing psychiatrist at Stanford with specialization in affective disorders and autism-spectrum disease, employing medications along with neural stimulation.
Over the last sixteen years, his laboratory created and developed optogenetics, hydrogel-tissue chemistry (beginning with CLARITY), and a broad range of enabling methods. He also has employed his technologies to discover the neural cell types and connections that cause adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, and has disseminated the technologies to thousands of laboratories around the world.
Among other honors, Deisseroth was the sole recipient for optogenetics of the 2010 Koetser Prize, the 2010 Nakasone Prize, the 2011 Alden Spencer Prize, the 2013 Richard Lounsbery Prize, the 2014 Dickson Prize in Science, the 2015 Keio Prize, the 2015 Lurie Prize, the 2015 Albany Prize, the 2015 Dickson Prize in Medicine, the 2017 Redelsheimer Prize, the 2017 Fresenius Prize, the 2017 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Award, the 2018 Eisenberg Prize, the 2018 Kyoto Prize, and the 2020 Heineken Prize in Medicine from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. For his discoveries, Deisseroth has also received the Perl Prize (2012), the BRAIN prize (2013), the Pasarow Prize (2013), the Breakthrough Prize (2015) the BBVA Award (2016), the Massry Prize (2016) and the Harvey Prize from the Technion/Israel (2017). He was selected a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator in 2013, and was elected to the US National Academy of Medicine in 2010, to the US National Academy of Sciences in 2012, and to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2019.
Davies Family Provostial Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs in the School of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science & Engineering
Ken Goodson is the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs in the School of Engineering. As Mechanical Engineering Chair & Vice Chair (2008-2019), he led two strategic plans and recruited 15 faculty who transformed the department’s scholarship and diversity.
Goodson specializes in heat transfer and electronics cooling. His lab pioneered phonon free path measurements, helped IC firms launch SOI and PCRAM, and has a long track record of translating breakthrough cooling science to companies. He’s a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow with ASME, IEEE, APS, AAAS, and the National Academy of Inventors. He received the ASME Kraus Medal, the inaugural IEEE Richard Chu Award, the AIChE Kern Award, the SRC Aristotle Award, and the Heat Transfer Memorial Award. His PhD alums include dozens at IC firms and 20+ Professors at MIT, UC Berkeley, and other schools. Goodson has 35 patents and co-founded Cooligy, which built heat sinks for Apple and was acquired by Emerson.
Goodson moonlights as a baritone oratorio soloist with appearances at Davies Symphony Hall and Bing Concert Hall. His wife, Laura Dahl, is a concert pianist with the Stanford music faculty.
CEO & Founder
Jonathan “JB” Berent is the CEO and Founder of NextSense, Inc, a spinoff of X, Google’s Moonshot Factory. He combines broad executive business experiences at elite Silicon Valley tech companies with a passion for driving novel scientific exploration in states of consciousness. Prior to a career pivot in 2016 focused on building novel biosensing wearables, JB was responsible for driving revenue at Oracle at their inside sales division, Oracle Direct, earning the distinction of Director of the Year based on his team having the highest performance across the 2000 person Org in 2008. After Oracle, JB led sales & partnerships, Birst, a SF based start-up focused on business intelligence reporting to the CEO. JB joined Google in 2011 to lead their West Coast sales and partnerships efforts for the newly formed Google Offers, a direct competitor to GroupOn. JB managed teams of 110+ people with responsibility of $50M+ at public companies.
In 2016, JB followed his passion and left Sales and Partnerships to focus on a life-long belief that unlocking the mind is the key to both health and maximizing human potential. He built a team at X to develop brain sensing technologies. What started as a 20 percent project in 2017 grew into X’s largest funded early-pipeline project by 2020. At NextSense, he completed 3 IP transactions, 3 commercial contracts with Pharma, and two academic partnerships in the first 12 months. Along with a number prominent sleep and dream researchers, he published the groundbreaking study revealing a mechanism to study an altered state of consciousness accessible during sleep. Berent has spoken at various conferences such as Chan Zuckerberg BioHub, Stanford Medicine Big Data Health, and the California Sleep Society where he discussed the latest scientific findings for an unusual state of dreaming characterized by increased frontal lobe activity despite being in a classic REM state. He is a regular guest lecturer at Stanford’s popular Dement’s Sleep and Dream course. Berent gave the inaugural First Annual Dr. Ahmed Ghouri Medical AI Memorial Lecture in 2021 at UCSF. JB was invited to speak to the National Academies of Science Standing Committee of Biotechnology Capabilities and National Security Needs in Jan 2022 on the topic, “Discussing the Impending Impact of Pervasive Brain – Monitoring Technology.” JB was featured in long-read cover story in Wired magazine in the June 2022 print edition He was also named “One to Watch” by Robb Report in June 2022. JB received his BA with Honors in Philosophy & Religious Studies from Stanford University.
Ryan Spitler, Ph.D., (Moderator)
Deputy Director, Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics and Canary Centers, Rad/Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics
Dr. Spitler received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he worked in the area of structural biology. Over the past two decades he has held a number of academic and industrial positions and has served as an advisor or advisory board member for a number of Bay Area companies. Dr. Spitler is the recipient of the Stanford Cancer Imaging Fellowship Training Award, RSL Innovation Challenge Award, the Biophotas Research Fellowship, and the Stanford Center for Biomedical Imaging Achievement Award.
Jennifer Hicks, Ph.D.,
Deputy Director, Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance
Walter B Reinhold Professor in the School of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering
Steve Levine, Ph.D.
Sr. Director of Virtual Human Modeling and Executive Director of Living Heart Project
Chief Science Officer
Angela McIntyre, Host
Executive Director of eWEAR
Program Manager of eWEAR
Yilei Wu, Photographer
Research Engineer, Chemical Engineering
Chuanzhen Zhao, MC
Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemical Engineering
Chuanzhen Zhao is a postdoctoral scholar in Prof. Zhenan Bao’s lab at Stanford University. Dr. Zhao currently works on developing flexible and stretchable biosensors and bioelectronics.
Dr. Zhao did his Ph.D. with Prof. Paul S. Weiss and Prof. Anne M. Andrews at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His Ph.D. research focused on developing translational biosensors, including implantable neuroprobes and wearable devices, to monitor chemical signaling in the body.