My guest today is Mason Hargrave and we are going to be talking about precision medication and how it can be applied to the treatment of depression – though we get sidetracked with several other interesting topics like crypto, NFTs, and IQ tests.
Mason is a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at The Rockefeller University where he studies mathematical, as well as computational, and physical biology. His current research interests lie in the field of affective neuroscience, that is, the study of emotions in the brain. While much of his current research revolves around depression and other mood disorders, his past lives include research on quantum materials, cortical organoids, astrophysics, and the origins of life.
Before his appointment at Rockefeller, he was a Regent Scholar at UC Santa Cruz where he graduated with highest honors in both Physics and Computational Mathematics.