David works at the intersection of computer science and biology, leveraging emerging data streams to create exciting new biotechnologies. Prior to co-founding Arbor, David completed his PhD in the laboratory of Feng Zhang at MIT and the Broad Institute, where he contributed to the early development of CRISPR-Cas systems for mammalian genome editing applications. As part of this work, David created experimental and computational techniques to enhance the precision of CRISPR-Cas applications and discover novel CRISPR gene editing systems.
David is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the Henry E. Singleton Fellowship, and the Angus MacDonald Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He received his BS in Cognitive Science from the University of California San Diego, where he co-authored several research studies illuminating the early progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.