Retsina Meyer – cofounder
Retsina Meyer has been working in neuroscience for over a decade producing over 40 articles, abstracts, and lectures. Her recent discoveries have gained international press and earned her a speaking engagement at the local TEDx conference. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Meyer is an alumna of MassBIO’s MassCONNECT program and SpringBoard’s Life Sciences Accelerator. She won the OneStart America’s competition awarded by GSK’s SR One and Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable.
Retsina obtained a Neuroscience Ph.D. at MIT where she earned 5 named fellowships and was a Presidential Fellow, Imperial College of London Global Fellow, and a Graduate Woman of Excellence. While in academia, she served as a science advocate with the Science Policy Initiative, performing outreach, giving public lectures, and meeting with members of congress to appeal for science and scientific funding. Dr. Meyer attained over a million dollars in grants, fellowships, and awards during her academic career and mentored numerous scientists from undergraduate to post doctoral level.
Prior to her work at MIT, Dr. Meyer was a Fulbright Scholar, serving as a representative of the US State Department to Norway, where she worked in the lab of 2014 Nobel Prize winners Drs. May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser. She holds Bachelors degrees in Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and Biopsychology from the University of Arizona and worked in the laboratories of Dr. David Rowe, Dr. Carol Barnes, and Dr. Bruce McNaughton.