Dylan works primarily at the intersection of neuroscience, bioethics, and intellectual property. Neuroscience has been revealing the secrets of the nervous system for decades. With modern scanning and neuromodulation techniques this knowledge is now being put to use making tools for manipulating neural activity in ways that not so long ago would have been considered science fiction. As these new capabilities are developed ethical considerations should be forefront throughout the development process, including how and when restrictive intellectual property rights should be used. Dylan’s more recent work concerning how open science can be used to make innovation and discovery faster, cheaper, and more accessible builds directly upon his prior work.
Dylan currently lives in Victoria, BC and is working with the CGP on the development of publication and commercialization policies for the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform.