Josh Van Zak

Josh Van Zak

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, US



I'm interested in growing buildings out of stem-cell derived organoid material, and integrating direct brain-computer interfaces to control that material, in order to heal or prevent degenerative and communicable diseases. 


Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, Neuroplasticity researcher

Aug 2013 - current

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MI, US, Integrative Physiology researcher

Aug 2013 - current

Philippe Rahm Architectes, Paris, FR, Intern Architect

Jun 2013 - current

BUTZ + KLUG Architecture, Boston, MA, US, Intern Architect

Jul 2012 - May 2013

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Neuroplsticity research assistant

Feb 2011 - Jun 2012

estudio teddy cruz, San Diego, Intern/content editor

Built foam core models; designed and rendered 3D models in Sketchup, CAD, Rhino, Maya, and Indesign; edited scholarly articles and journals.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011

Kathy Garcia, San Diego, Undergraduate Teacher's Assistant

Graded papers, lead sections, helped to come up with exam questions.

Jan 2010 - Mar 2010


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Career Discovery Architecture

Jun 2012 - Dec 2012

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, US, Bachelors, Film, Urban Planning, Urban Design

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

Areas of Specialization 


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