D.Phil. is a data scientist, scientist, activist and writer. His doctoral research at Oxford University was in protein nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and computational biology. His post-doctoral research at UCLA involved genomics, bioinformatics as well as protein NMR. In addition, his undergraduate work was in mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.
He was most recently with Bench International, a consultancy and retained executive search firm for the Biopharmaceutical Industry. David has written several peer-reviewed scientific papers, as well as a proposal for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Program on Global Security and Sustainability entitled, “Nature and the City: The political ecology of the environment, urbanization and sustainability.” In addition, David has been a long-time activist in the areas of environmentalism, human rights and sustainable development.