Biography. I grew up in my family's independent bookstore, Jabberwocky Bookshop, and this experience has stayed with me, motivating me to write books, reviews, and essays. While in college I began to think of how literature could tackle science and started working on a novel about consciousness and murder. My research made me so interested in the subject I ended up receiving my PhD in neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I worked with Giulio Tononi on developing aspects of Integrated Information Theory. Later I was a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University working with Rafael Yuste, as well as a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. A Forbes 30 Under 30 in science, I am now a research assistant professor at Tufts University in Boston. My academic CV can be found here. But I never stopped writing that book in the times I wasn't doing science. In 2017 I was chosen as a NYC Emerging Writers Fellow for my short stories. Eventually that original motivating idea was transformed into my debut novel, The Revelations, which is now out from Overlook Press / Abrams Books in April of 2021. If you're at all interested in science, literature, or especially the combination of the two, you'd enjoy it, please consider ordering it. I live on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.