One Mind Staff
Chief Scientist & Innovation Director
Dr. Pushkar Joshi joined One Mind in 2021 as Chief Scientist and Innovation Director. A developmental neurobiologist by training, Pushkar works at the intersection of Neuroscience, S&T Technology policy, and Strategic Communications to accelerate scientific research and technological innovation for brain disorders.
Prior to joining One Mind, Pushkar was the Director of Strategy & Business Development at the Palo Alto-based neurotechnology startup, Inscopix, Inc. At Inscopix, he led the development of the company’s foundational business strategy, forged strategic partnerships with leading research institutions, companies, and nonprofits, and helped with financing efforts. Pushkar led Inscopix’s alignment with the Obama BRAIN Initiative by creating the $ 2 Million DECODE Grant Program for biomarker discovery for brain disorders. He also organized two high-profile, multi-stakeholder summits, DECODE 2016 (Precision Neurotherapeutics) and DECODE 2020 (The State of Mental Health), which put a spotlight on the challenges and opportunities in brain health and elevated the lived experience voice.
Pushkar received his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Rochester and his postdoctoral training at Stanford University. He is an alumnus of the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Program at the National Academy of Sciences and the Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.