CTRL-Labs (formerly Cognescent) was founded in 2015 out of the Neuroscience PhD program at Columbia University.

 

Founders

Thomas Reardon, PhD, CEO & Co-Founder

Reardon received his PhD in Neuroscience from Columbia University, was CEO and Co-Founder of Avogadro, Inc., acquired by Openwave where he served as CTO, and creator of the Internet Explorer project at Microsoft. He’s a founding Board Member of W3C, has 7 patents, and was an MIT “Top 35 Young Innovator” in 2004.

Patrick Kaifosh, PhD, CSO & Co-Founder

Patrick received his PhD in Neuroscience from Columbia University, was a Co-Founder & Board Member at Geomechanica, Inc., and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow. He has 9 publications in scientific journals including Science, Nature Neuroscience (2012, 2013, 2014), Neuron, and the Journal of Neuroscience.

Timothy Machado, PhD, Advisor & Co-Founder

Tim received his PhD in Neuroscience from Columbia University and was a Graduate Fellow of the National Science Foundation. He was the winner of the 2015 Kavli Award for Distinguished Research in Neuroscience and has 8 publications in scientific journals including Cell (2015, 2016), Nature, Neuron, and the Journal of Neurophysiology.

 

Team

27 people (9 PhDs.) Scientific and technical accomplishments:

 

Scientific Advisors

Krishna Shenoy, PhD

Professor of Engineering and Director of the Neural Prosthetic Systems Lab at Stanford University, HHMI.

John Krakauer, MA MD

John C. Malone Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Liam Paninski, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience and Statistics, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at Columbia University.

Dario Farina, PhD

Professor and Chair of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Imperial College London.

Thomas M. Jessell, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience, Motor Neuron Center and HHMI at Columbia University, HHMI.

 

Investors

Spark Capital

Matrix Partners

Breyer Capital

Fuel Capital

Glaser Investments