Jacob Robinson, CEO of Motif, is an Associate Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering at Rice University and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. His research group uses nanofabrication technology to create devices that can manipulate and monitor neural circuit activity. His current research interests include nanoelectronic, nanophotonic and nanomagnetic technologies to manipulate and measure brain activity. Dr. Robinson's work has been recognized by several agencies including the DARPA Young Faculty Award and the John S. Dunn Foundation Collaborative Research Award.
Serious mental illness strikes one in ten Americans and about a third of those do not adequately respond to drug therapies. In this talk, I will describe how Motif Neurotech is building the first minimally invasive brain pacemaker to help people who suffer from mental health disorders get well and stay well with smarter, more personalized therapies based on their own brain data.