Christian Wentz[Email: cwentz, followed by @media.mit.edu]
Christian is exploring development of minimally invasive neural interfaces for various diagnostic and therapeutic applications. His work is supported by the Hertz Foundation Myhrvold and Havranek Family Fellowship (2012) to pursue open-ended questions in the applied sciences. Prior to joining the lab as a graduate student, Christian earned an M.Eng in Electrical Science & Engineering and S.B. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, both from MIT. He then went on to play early/founding-stage roles in a variety of ventures ranging from consumer healthcare (Misfit Wearables Corp., acquired by Fossil Group (NASDAQ: FOSL)) to medical devices (Cerenova, Inc.) and neuroscience R&D (Kendall Research Systems, LLC). For his work in neurotechnology, Christian was named to the inaugural Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Science & Innovation (2011).
Kinney, J.P., Bernstein, J.G., Meyer, A.J., Barber, J.B., Bolivar, M., Newbold, B., Scholvin, J., Moore-Kochlacs, C., Wentz, C.T., Kopell, N.J., Boyden, E.S. (2015) A direct-to-drive neural data acquisition system, Frontiers in Neural Circuits 9:46.
Wentz, C. T., Bernstein, J. G., Monahan, P., Guerra, A., Rodriguez, A., Boyden, E. S. (2011) A Wirelessly Powered and Controlled Device for Optical Neural Control of Freely-Behaving Animals, Journal of Neural Engineering 8(4):046021.