Singularity Hub is a blog and news network covering the latest in robots, genetics, longevity, artificial intelligence, aging, stem cells, and more.
The singularity is the point in mankind’s future when we will transcend current intellectual and biological limitations and initiate an intelligence and information explosion beyond imagining.
The impossible is becoming possible. The future that you thought would not come in your lifetime is coming sooner than you thought. Singularity Hub is here to tell you about it.
Keith Kleiner: Founder/Editor
Keith is the founder and editor of Singularity Hub and an associate founder of Singularity University. Formerly he was an early employee at Google, responsible for managing the deployment and configuration of all of Google’s thousands of servers worldwide as the Manager of Hardware Operations. Keith is also currently the founder and investment manager for the Haymar Fund, a hedge fund that seeks out excellent stocks and invests with a buy and hold strategy. Previously he was a high school physics teacher at Aragon High School in San Mateo, CA. Keith attended the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he was the founder of the Mizzou Linux Users Group and graduated with a BS in Chemistry and a BS in computer science.
Peter Murray: Writer/Blogger
Peter Murray earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. His thesis work focused on the chemical crosstalk between neurons and the cells that surround them in the brain–astrocytes–and how this crosstalk affected gene expression. Following his thesis defense in 2008, Peter began studying thalamocortical mechanisms that underlie motor control, as well as abnormalities in thalamocortical function in a model for chronic pain. He’s written sporadically for local news outlets, and has recently published a collection of ten short stories.
David Hill: Writer/Blogger
David did his undergraduate work in chemistry at Point Loma Nazarene University and graduate research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign focusing on organic chemistry, self assembly, and nanotechnology. He also taught chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Colorado before transitioning into instructional design and digital publishing. Over a stretch of seven years as a contractor, he contributed to numerous K-12 and undergraduate-level textbooks and digital media assets across a variety of scientific disciplines. During this time, he also served as a medical copyeditor for the cancer education group, Research To Practice, and authored Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual (Elsevier, 2011).
Jason Dorrier: Writer/Blogger
Jason received degrees in Economics and International Affairs and an Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences minor from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He moved to San Francisco and took a job with Fisher Investments doing research and writing. While at Fisher, he helped write a line of investment books and edited and wrote for MarketMinder.com. After six years in finance, he took a break to travel—surfing in Brazil, fleeing volcanic eruptions in Argentina, and riding trains across central and eastern Europe. He is fascinated by all things science and tech.
The following writers have contributed to the Hub in the past:
Aaron Saenz: Senior Editor
Aaron Saenz graduated from Harvard University where he studied physics. He then worked in the Killian Research Group at Rice University, studying ultracold neutral strontium and using photoassociative spectroscopy to determine the ground state s-wave scattering lengths of bosonic isotopes of strontium. He received his masters in atomic molecular and optical (AMO) physics. Aaron has written and edited for McGraw-Hill, Princeton Review, Scholastic, Wiley, and many other publishers in a variety of fields. Feel free to contact him at courtesycontentwriting[at]gmail[dot]com
Christopher de la Torre: Writer/Blogger
Christopher de la Torre obtained bachelor’s degrees in English and biology from Eastern Connecticut State University. Following Celera Genomics’ completion of the human genome sequence, Christopher contributed as a scientist for a genomics research and development company based at Yale University. As senior editor in Washington, D.C., Christopher managed the contributions of health professionals and academics to compile Compass—a multimedia college resource for healthy living later named ‘model program’ by the U.S. Department of Education. Christopher writes for various online and print outlets, and his photography has appeared in Vogue and other publications. His graduate research at George Mason University explores the implications of employing new collaborative models of communication within science communities. He resides in New York City.
Drew Halley: Writer/Blogger
Drew Halley is a graduate student at UC Berkeley studying Biological Anthropology (mostly human evolution and neuroscience). He did his undergraduate work at Penn State, where he studied neuropsychology and genetics. He has previously worked as a Research Coordinator for Penn State’s anthropological genomics laboratory, studying the genetics of neurotransmission and human sexuality. His research at Berkeley uses functional MRI to study the brain. You can reach him at drewhalley(at)gmail(dot)com.
Peniel Dimberu: Writer/Blogger
Peniel Dimberu graduated from Evangel University where he studied biology, psychology and chemistry. He spent a year at the Center for Neural Dynamics at George Mason University, studying genetic/biochemical changes in the hippocampus of the brain during epileptic seizure. Peniel joined the Laboratory of Viral Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where he explored how virally infected cells alert the immune system to attack the infecting virus. Currently, Peniel is a graduate student in the Department of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine, working to understand the factors that limit infection of hepatitis C virus to primate liver cells. Email: [email protected]
Jeremy Ford: Writer/Blogger
Jeremy Ford studied biology, chemistry, and scientific entrepreneurship at UNC-Chapel Hill. During his undergraduate program, he was a health policy writer for the Roosevelt Institute. He also worked in the Wightman Lab under Nii Addy, investigating in vivo dopamine dynamics in animal models. He completed graduate work at Tulane University, obtaining a master’s degree in neuroscience. Currently, Jeremy works for a mental health services provider in North Carolina and will attend medical school at UNC in the fall of 2011.
Whitney Ijem: Writer/Blogger
Whitney is a mediocre cello player and a bad reality TV enthusiast. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009 with a BS in biomedical engineering. Her undergraduate research focused on illuminating several pathways that were involved in the pathogenesis of emphysema. She is currently in graduate school at New York University studying biomaterials and biomimetics, as well as financial engineering. Her current research is in the area of skeletal muscle tissue engineering, working to make autologus, 3D skeletal muscle patches a clinical reality.
Steven Wasick: Writer/Blogger
Steven Wasick graduated from the University of Hawaii in 2001, and currently attends Northwestern Law School. In between his stints at school he worked in real estate, first as a financial analyst in Los Angeles, and then as an independent investor in Sandpoint, Idaho. He wrote a monthly tech article for the Sandpoint Reader, and also had a blog at theelectricpulse.com. You can reach him at [email protected]