Associate |
October 2019 – present
WilmerHale LLP, Boston, Massachusetts
Support clients in the life sciences industry with intellectual property matters

September 2018 – April 2019
Compass Startup & Legal Clinic, Montreal, Quebec
Work alongside Dentons Venture Technology lawyers to provide legal and business information to startup companies on intellectual property and corporate matters

Adjunct Fellow  |
September 2018 – April 2019
Niskanen Center, Technology Policy Department, Washington, DC
Explore policy issues in emerging technology, AI, and bioengineering; prepare research papers and regulatory commentary

Google Public Policy
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

Board Member, Scientific Review |
Feb 2015 – July 2018
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

Executive Online Editor |
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 |
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:


J.D., Sept 2016 – May 2019
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Montreal
Dean’s Honour Roll, top 10% of graduating class

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


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)


Greenberg, A. (2020). Protecting Virtual Things: Patentability of Artificial Intelligence Technology for the Internet of Things. IDEA: The Law Review of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, 60, 2.

Greenberg, A. (2019). Inside the Mind’s Eye: An International Perspective on Data Privacy Law in the Age of Brain-Machine Interfaces, Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, 29, 1.
SSRN top-ten downloads for articles in the category: Innovation & Privacy Law & Policy

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


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

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
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


“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


Founder, Jan 2013 – present
Art for Thought Initiative |
• 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
• 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


• Proficient programming, data analysis, statistical modelling in MATLAB and R
Certificate in Machine Learning from Stanford University on Coursera (7NZFCPLSJTR6)


Fluent in English and Russian, working proficiency in French