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Meet the team

Joe Cohen

At 25, Joe embarked on a journey of self-experimentation. He is now a thriving writer, speaker, entrepreneur, and founder of SelfHacked, SelfDecode, and LabTestAnalyzer.

Joe has been researching health and science for over 15 years. After pre-med coursework and getting over the 99th percentile on the GRE, he decided that a PhD wasn't for him, preferring the big picture over a specific field. He regularly speaks with the top scientists in various fields to be up to date.

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: 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.

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