Ethan Perlstein, Crowdsourcing Science Funding

Dr. Ethan Perlstein Is a Princeton researcher studying what actually happens at the cellular level with methamphetamines. While his research is new, so too is his method for funding it. Dr Perlstein has successfully raised money for his work through crowdsourcing. He is also pioneering a new ‘Open Science’ approach towards research. Is this the future of scientific funding and discovery? Dr. Perlstien will share his ‘Nate Silver’ statistical approach to crowdsourcing. You be the judge.

has spent five years creating a sub-field of research that he calls evolutionary pharmacology. As his fellowship at Princeton University’s Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics in New Jersey comes to an end and he searches for his next academic post, Perlstein is maintaining an innovatively designed website adorned with modules and discussion threads to help to communicate his thoughts on science.

A terrific communicator and social innovator, Dr. Perlstein is pioneering crowdfunding strategies for scientific research and ‘Open Science research’ approaches.
He is the author of numerous published research papers and a patent holder.
Dr. Perlstein has held a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
He also has a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) & Molecular and Celluar Biology and a BA in History-Sociology from Columbia.