Protocol Labs Research

Adam Marblestone

Research Advisor / Research groups


PhD, 2014


BS, 2009


Adam is working to roadmap and launch science and technology moonshot projects that call for novel organizational and funding models.

Adam is a Schmidt Futures Innovation Fellow and affiliated with the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). Previously, he was a research scientist at Google DeepMind studying connections between AI and neuroscience, Chief Strategy Officer of the brain-computer interface company Kernel, a research scientist in Ed Boyden’s Synthetic Neurobiology Group at MIT working to develop new technologies for brain circuit mapping, a PhD student in biophysics with George Church and colleagues at Harvard, and a theoretical physics student with Michel Devoret at Yale working on quantum information theory.

His work has been recognized with a Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 Award (2018), a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship (2010) and a Goldwater Scholarship (2008). He also helped to start companies like BioBright and advised foundations such as the Open Philanthropy Project.

Areas of Expertise

Scientific organization design, Metascience, Biology