Donald is a neuroscientist and information technology professional with more than 20 years of experience with data and machine intelligence. He is also an entrepreneur and founder of successful high-tech start-ups including Brainstage Research, Inc., where he created a commercial platform used to aggregate the world’s life sciences and medical data. Brainstage Research, Inc. was sold in 2007 and reincorporated as Brainstage, Inc. Donald served as Chief Science Officer of Brainstage, Inc. where he continued to lead the development of its software platform until January 2010.

Dr. Doherty has a BS in Biology from San Diego State University and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine. He has also held academic and research positions at Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

When he isn’t hiking with his two sons and daughter, Donald also loves to write books and blog posts on science, technology, and history.