Brian is a consummate tinkerer and “McGyver.” With a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell and B.S. & M.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western, he is well equipped to handle the theoretical aspects of any project, and is an excellent modeler and theoretician. But, Brian’s real strength is in finding innovative ways to build and package small systems for biological applications. In the past eighteen months, he has single-handedly designed and built (among other things) a 128 channel multiplexed neural recording headstage small enough to fit on the head of an awake, behaving mouse. Currently, Brian is working on building and packaging a regulated photodiode-based photocell for powering a wireless instrumentation unit mounted on a dragonfly.