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Meet the team

Joe Cohen

Joe Cohen won the genetic lottery of bad genes. As a kid, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, anxiety, depression, and other issues that were poorly understood in both conventional and alternative medicine.

Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a journey of self-experimentation and self-learning to improve his health--something that has since become known as “biohacking”. With thousands of experiments and pubmed articles under his belt, Joe founded SelfHacked, the resource that was missing when he needed it. SelfHacked now gets millions of monthly readers.Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, author and speaker. He is the CEO of SelfHacked, SelfDecode and LabTestAnalyzer.His mission is to help people gain access to the most up-to-date, unbiased, and science-based ways to optimize their health.

Favorite biohacks: Lectin Avoidance Diet, Sun, blocking light at night, circadian rhythm entrainment, pregnenolone, microdosing THC, butyrate, curcumin, galantamine, and nicotine.
Roles: Founder and CEO

Jonathan Ritter

PharmD, PhD (Pharmacology)

Jonathan received his PharmD from Wilkes University and his PhD from Georgetown University.

Jonathan is an experienced scientist in pharmacology, neuroscience, developmental neurobiology, and physiology with clinical experience in pharmacy, therapeutics, natural products, psychopharmacology, oncology, and toxicology. He is committed to helping individuals achieve optimal health and wellness through education and self-empowerment. He believes that personalized nutrition and medicine is the key to unlocking one's maximum potential.

Favorite biohacks: nootropics.
Roles: Reviewer/Writer at SelfHacked and Scientist/Writer at SelfDecode and LabTestAnalyzer.

Nattha Wannissorn

PhD (Molecular Genetics)

Nattha received her PhD from University of Toronto.

Aside from having spent 12 years in biomedical research, Nattha is also a registered holistic nutritionist, a certified personal trainer, has a precision nutrition level 1 certification, and is a certified functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner. As a holistic practitioner with a strong science background, Nattha is an advocate of science literacy in health topics and self-experimentation.

Favorite biohacks: /span>sauna, red/infrared light, and magnesium.
Roles: Chief Scientist at SelfHacked and Science Consultant at SelfDecode.

Brendan Swan

PhD (Genetics)

Brendan has a PhD from University of Auckland.

Brendan developed a method for identifying mutations that cause neuro-developmental disorders and investigated the cause of the mutations and how these disorders arise. To Brendan, SelfDecode represents the future of health and wellbeing, providing personalized information about an individual’s genetic variations and a place to learn about how to align lifestyles with genetic makeup in order to have longer, healthier, and happier lives.

Favorite biohacks: fasting, meditation, cold showers, standing desk, white noise in the evenings, outdoor exercise, yoga, modafinil
Roles: Project Manager and Chief Scientist at SelfDecode and writer at SelfHacked and SelfDecode.

Biljana Novkovic

PhD (Ecological Genetics)

Biljana received her PhD from Hokkaido University.

Before joining SelfHacked, she was a research scientist with extensive field and laboratory experience. She is passionate about finding answers to the how and why of health, wellbeing, and life in general. As the understanding of our physical and mental wellbeing is constantly evolving, she believes that SelfHacked is the best place to keep up with all the knowledge, ideas, and latest research on these subjects.

Favorite biohacks: meditation, tea, hiking, sleep, yoga, olive oil, and magnesium.
Roles: Project Manager and Chief Scientist at LabTestAnalyzer.

Ana Aleksic

MS (Pharmacy)

Ana has a MS from University of Belgrade.

Ana has many years of experience in clinical research and health advising. She loves communicating science and empowering people to achieve their optimal health. Ana spent years working with patients who suffer from various mental health issues and chronic health problems. She is a strong advocate of integrating scientific knowledge and holistic medicine.

Favorite biohacks: adaptogens, gut-brain interaction, nootropics, and stress reduction.
Roles: Chief Scientist and Editor at SelfHacked and SelfDecode.

Evguenia Alechine

PhD (Biochemistry), MS (Biomedical Sciences and Human/Medical Genetics), ELS

Evguenia received her PhD and MS from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Evguenia was an academic scientist for eight years, and currently she is a certified Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS). She is passionate about communicating scientific advances both to the scientific community and to the public. She lives a healthy lifestyle and her mission is to make the world a healthier place by delivering scientific research to a broad audience.

Favorite biohacks: acroyoga, healthy food, sleep, intermittent fasting, ginger, turmeric, echinacea, chamomile, lavender, and coconut oil.
Roles: Science Editor at SelfHacked.

Caroline Lam

MS (Molecular Biology)

Caroline received her MS from California State University, Fullerton.

Caroline is passionate about getting rid of the barriers to scientific knowledge and spreading scientific knowledge to everyone. She is fascinated by the effect of the gut on the body and believes in trying different methods for healing, such as pre and probiotics, fixing nutritional deficiencies, and yoga and meditation to reduce stress.

Favorite biohacks: sleep, probiotics, yoga, hiking, and turmeric.
Roles: Science Writer and Editor at SelfHacked.

Carlos Tello

PhD (Plant Molecular Biology), MS (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

Carlos received his PhD and MS from the Universidad de Sevilla.

Carlos spent 9 years in the laboratory investigating mineral transport in plants. He then started working as a freelancer, mainly in science writing, editing, and consulting. Carlos is passionate about learning the mechanisms behind biological processes and communicating science to both academic and non-academic audiences. He strongly believes that scientific literacy is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid falling for scams.

Favorite biohacks: healthy food, hiking, running, and raisin tree extract
Roles: Science Writer at SelfHacked.

Chelsea Paresi

PhD (Biomedical Science)

Chelsea has PhD from Cornell University and a BS in Chemistry from Westminster College.

Chelsea spent more than 8 years in the laboratory researching a wide range of topics including small molecule discovery for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and cancer. She also has experience as a clinical scientist working in an embryology lab. She is passionate about using food as medicine and feels that the future of treating disease will rely on a better understanding of personalized medicine based on genetics.

Favorite biohacks: whole foods, yoga, meditation, and elderberry.
Roles: Science Writer at SelfHacked.

Matt Carland

PhD CANDIDATE (Neuroscience), MS (Neuroscience)

Matt is currently getting his PhD at the Université de Montréal and has a MS from Université de Montréal.

Matt holds multiple degrees in psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience. He has over a decade of experience in academic research and has published a number of articles in scholarly journals. He currently works as a neuropsychologist in Montreal, where he performs research on the links between personality traits and the development of clinical disorders such as addiction, compulsive gambling, and disordered eating.

Favorite biohacks: pets, positive thinking, and antioxidants from red wine.
Roles: Science Editor and Consultant at SelfHacked.

Matt Lehrer

PhD CANDIDATE (Behavioral Health, Nutritional Sciences), MS (Behavioral Health)

Matt is a PhD candidate at The University of Texas at Austin and has a MS from The University of Texas at Austin.

As a scientist, Matt believes his job is not only to produce knowledge, but to share it with a wide audience. He has experience in nutritional counseling, personal training, and health promotion.

Favorite biohacks: lectin avoidance/ketogenic diet, weight lifting, running sprints, circadian rhythm optimization, sun exposure, and meditation.
Roles: Science Writer at SelfHacked.

Jasmine Foster

BS (Animal Biology), BEd (Secondary Education)

Jasmine received her BS from McGill University and her BEd from Vancouver Island University.

Jasmine loves helping people understand their brains and bodies, a passion that grew out of her dual background in biology and education. From the chem lab to the classroom, everyone has the right to learn and make informed decisions about their health.

Favorite biohacks: treadmill desks, dogs, and vitamin D
Roles: Science Writer at SelfHacked.

Aleksa Ristic

MS Pharm

Aleksa received his MS in Pharmacy from the University of Belgrade, his master thesis focusing on protein sources in plant-based diets.

He is passionate about herbal pharmacy, nutrition, and functional medicine. Aleksa found a way to merge his two biggest passions—writing and health—and use them for noble purposes. His mission is to bridge the gap between science and everyday life, helping the readers to improve their health and feel better.

Favorite biohacks: fasting, whole foods, sprouts, spring water, sunlight, zeolite
Roles: Science Writer at SelfHacked.

Mathew Eng


Mathew received his PharmD from the University of Hawaii.

Mathew is a licensed pharmacist with clinical experience in oncology, infectious disease, and diabetes management. He has a passion for personalized patient care and believes that education is essential to living a healthy life. His goal is to motivate individuals to find ways to manage their chronic conditions.

Favorite biohacks: ketogenic diet, meditation, high-intensity interval training.
Roles: Science Writer at SelfHacked.

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