CV

ANASTASIA GREENBERG

EDUCATION

B.C.L./LL.B. (J.D. equivalent), Sept 2016 – present
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Montreal
Dean’s Honour Roll 2016-2017, top 10% of cohort

Ph.D., Neuroscience, Sept 2011 – Aug 2016
University of Alberta, Neuroscience & Mental Health Institute, Edmonton
• Studied mechanisms of electrical brain stimulation technology for boosting memory
• Dissertation: Electrical manipulation of cortical and hippocampal dynamics during slow-wave states

B.A., Psychology, Honours, Sept 2007 – Apr 2011
York University, Faculty of Health, Toronto
• 2011 Governor General’s Silver Medal, Graduated with Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s Honours Roll

EXPERIENCE

Startup Consultantcompassclinic.org
September 2018 – present
Compass Startup & Legal Clinic, Montreal, Quebec
Work alongside Dentons Venture Technology lawyers to provide legal and business information to startup companies on corporate, regulatory, and intellectual property matters

Adjunct Fellow  | niskanencenter.org
September 2018 – present
Niskanen Center, Technology Policy Department, Washington, DC
Explore policy issues in emerging technology, AI, and bioengineering; prepare research papers and regulatory commentary

Board Member, Scientific Review | branchoutfoundation.com
Feb 2015 – present
Branch Out Neurological Foundation, Calgary, Alberta
• Make decisions on neuroscience research grant proposals by undergraduate, Master’s and PhD-level applicants; annual budget > $1 million

Google Public Policy Fellowniskanencenter.org
June 2018 – September 2018
Niskanen Center, Washington, DC
• Conducted research and advised policymakers on regulation of AI, neuro-technology, & biomedical developments
• Provided regulatory commentary to the FDA on medical devices and digital medicine innovations

Executive Online Editor | mjlh.mcgill.ca
Apr 2017 – June 2018
McGill Journal of Law and Health (peer-reviewed journal), McGill University, Montreal
• Managed a team of 5 writers to produce original content online; subscribers include top law firms

Research Intern, Data Analysis | oneearthfuture.org
May 2017 – Aug 2017
One Earth Future Foundation, Colorado, USA
Led an independent quantitative data analysis project on political violence attitudes using dataset obtained from 58 countries 
Worked in a team to create first quantitative index of maritime security: stableseas.org

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS | Google Scholar Profile

Greenberg, A., Karimi Abadchi, J., Dickson, C. T. & Mohajerani, H. M. (2018) New waves: Rhythmic electrical field stimulation systematically alters spontaneous slow dynamics across mouse neocortex. NeuroImage, 174(1), 328-339.
• Featured on CTVCBCEdmonton Journal, and Folio

Greenberg, A., Whitten, T. A. & Dickson C. T. (2016) Stimulating forebrain communications: Slow sinusoidal electric fields over frontal cortices dynamically modulate hippocampal activity and cortico-hippocampal interplay during slow-wave states. NeuroImage. 133, 189-206.

Greenberg, A., Ward-Flanagan, R., Dickson, C. T. & Treit, D. (2014) ANI-inactivation: Unconditioned anxiolytic effects of anisomycin in the ventral hippocampus. Hippocampus, 24(11), 1308-1316.

Greenberg, A. & Dickson, C. T. (2013) Spontaneous and electrically modulated spatiotemporal dynamics of the neocortical slow oscillation and associated local fast activity. NeuroImage, 83, 782-794.

Greenberg, A., Bellana, B. & Bialystok, E. (2013) Perspective-taking ability in bilingual children: Extending advantages in executive control to spatial reasoning. Cognitive Development, 28, 41-50.
• Received the Elsevier Certificate for highly-cited research (92nd percentile for the journal)

PUBLICATION IN LEGAL PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL

Greenberg, A. (2018). Inside the Mind’s Eye: An International Perspective on Data Privacy Law in the Age of Brain-Machine Interfaces, Social Science Research Network. (In Press at Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology)
SSRN top-ten downloads for articles in the category: Innovation & Privacy Law & Policy

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Presented at over 20 national and international conferences, including:

DYE-ing for stimulation: Sleep-like slow wave propagation patterns measured by voltage sensitive dye imaging are constrained by the application of rhythmic electric fields | Canadian Spring Conference on Brain and Behaviour, Fernie, BC, 2017

A match made in sleep: Using rhythmic field stimulation to mediate cortico-hippocampal interactions during slow-wave sleep-like states | Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, 2014

Field stimulation promotes cortico-hippocampal communication during the neocortical slow oscillation | Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2013

Cortical dynamics in offline sleep-like brain activity | Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN), Vancouver, BC, 2012

SELECTED OP-ED ARTICLES

Mind Protection: Data Privacy Legislation in the Age of Brain-Machine Interfaces. McGill Journal of Law and Health, 2018

Walking the Walk: How the Scientific Community is Embracing Open Data. NatureJobs, 2017
Reported on a Springer Nature conference in London, UK working with Nature science journalists

Remapping the Scientific Landscape: Moving from a Closed to Open Science World. NatureJobs, 2017
• Winner of Nature’s 2017 Better Science through Better Data Writing Competition

Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Are the Legal Algorithms Ready for the Future? McGill Journal of Law & Health, 2017

From Lab to Court: Neuroscientific Evidence and Legal Decisions in Disorders of Consciousness and Beyond, McGill Journal of Law and Health, 2017

SELECTED SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Over $280,000 CAD received in merit-based scholarships, including:

Blaine Baker Entrance Scholarship, Faculty of Law, McGill University 2016, Value: $3,400

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada 2013-2016, Value: $105,000
• Awarded for my dissertation research on using electrical brain stimulation to probe memory processing

President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction, University of Alberta 2013-2016, Value: $25,000

Honorary Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, University of Alberta 2013-2015, Value: $70,000

Trainee Mobility Program, Campus Alberta Neuroscience 2015, Value: $4,000
• Awarded to kick-start an innovative collaboration using voltage-sensitive dye imaging technology

People’s Choice Award, Whyte Avenue Art Walk, Edmonton, Alberta 2014
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Selected from > 450 artists; won an exhibit event at Daffodil Gallery to showcase my art

Graduate Student Association Professional Development Grant, University of Alberta, 2013Value: $ 1,000

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship, University of Alberta 2012, Value: $10,500

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada 2011, Value: $17,500

Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures, Government of Alberta 2011, Value: $13,500
Awarded for a technologically innovative research project in the area of health omics

Walter H. John’s Graduate Fellowship, University of Alberta, 2011, Value: $5,000

Undergraduate Student Research Award, Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada 2011, Value: $4,500

Governor General’s Silver Medal, Governor General of Canada 2011
• Awarded for top undergraduate GPA from >10,000 graduates across all faculties (GPA: 3.97)

Psychology 2nd year and 3rd year Undergraduate Book Prize, York University, 2009, 2010
Awarded for top GPA in the Department of Psychology

Faculty Association Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, York University2009, Value: $3,000 
Awarded for top GPA in the Faculty of Health

SELECTED INVITED TALKS AND LECTURES

“Keeping Thoughts Inside: Brain-Machine Interfaces and Data Privacy Law”
BMDE 625 Design of Assistive Technologies: Principles and Praxis, McGill University, March 23, 2018

“Entraining (and consolidating?) memory-related hippocampal activity during slow wave states”
Joseph R. Royce Conference, University of Alberta, March 28, 2014

“Optogenetics: Shedding Light on Neural Function”
PSYCO 471 Neurophysiology: Theory, Method and Analysis, University of Alberta, Nov 7, 2012

“Sleep Physiology and Memory Consolidation”
PSYCHO 574 Advanced Topics in Neuroscience, University of Alberta, Oct 12, 2011

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

Founder, Jan 2013 – present
Art for Thought Initiative | anastasiagreenberg.com
• Create professional visual artworks with a social purpose (> $8000 raised for charity)
• Media article about my initiative: “Art for Thought: Painting Neuroscience

Social Media and Outreach Committee Member, May 2017 – May 2018
Canadian Science Policy Centre, Ottawa, Ontario sciencepolicy.ca
• Contributed to organization of the 2017 Canadian Science Policy Conference with the Minister of Science and Canada’s Chief Science Advisor in attendance
• Managed social media networks, > 10,000 followers

Vice President of Communications, Sept 2012 – Aug 2013
Neuroscience Graduate Student Association, University of Alberta
• Organized the 2012 Neuroscience Research Day Conference; Managed website

TECHNICAL SKILLS

• Proficient programming, data analysis, statistical modelling in MATLAB and R
• Experience using Python
• Over 30,000 lines of code written to date
Machine learning: linear regression, logistic regression, neural networks, support vector machines, k-means clustering
Certificate in Machine Learning from Stanford University on Coursera, Licence: 7NZFCPLSJTR6
• Website management

LANGUAGES

Fluent in English and Russian, working proficiency in French