Forest Neurotech

Ultrasound Technology.
Whole-Brain Health.

Committed to empowering individuals and improving lives by developing a minimally invasive ultrasonic whole-brain computer interface.

Brain-wide Interaction 
with Neural Circuits

Neurological and psychiatric disorders reflect imbalances in networks distributed across the brain. Forest is developing a minimally-invasive implant capable of measuring and modulating brain-wide activity. As a result, this technology will unlock personalized understanding and treatment of the human brain.

Minimally-invasive Ultrasound Implant

Neuroimaging and modulation throughout the brain is possible thanks to advances in ultrasound transducers and miniaturized electronics integrated into a single microchip. Powered by Butterfly Network’s Ultrasound-on-Chip Technology, Forest’s minimally-invasive implant will measure brain-wide function and continuously update therapeutics for many indications.

Forest Neurotech is a Focused Research Organization, a new type of large scale, non-profit startup.  


Sumner L. Norman, Ph.D.
Co-founder, CEO
Tyson Aflalo, Ph.D.
Co-founder, CSO
William Biederman, Ph.D.
Co-founder, CTO
Anastasia Gamick
Board Member
(Co-founder & COO at Convergent Research)
Brian Otis, Ph.D.
Board Member
(Co-founder of Verily Life Sciences)
Wojciech Zaremba, Ph.D.
(Co-Founder of OpenAI)
Elisa Konofagou, Ph.D.
(Professor at Columbia University)
Mikhail Shapiro, Ph.D.
(Professor at Caltech; Investigator at HHMI)
Frank Fischer
(Founder of Neuropace)
Noah Richmond
(Principal, Ecosystem Frameworks Strategy at Google)

Claire Nastaskin, Ph.D.
Ultrasound Neurophysiology Lead

Charles Guan, Ph.D.
Software Engineer

Alexis Mack
Project Manager; TGT Fellow, Schmidt Futures

Sean Frick 
Principal Mechanical Engineer

Gianmarco Pinton, Ph.D.
Ultrasound Physics Lead

Phil Grisillo 
Principal Engineering Program Manager 

Julia Hart
Admin & Operations Manager

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