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Brian Barnett, Research Assistant

Brian BarnettBrian Barnett is a Research Assistant at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in the CEO’s Office. Brian Barnett currently provides research and analytic support to guide discovery of innovative, non-traditional solutions and develop technology assessments for the Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) in its mission to enable new, affordable capabilities. He also performs research for the Center for Neurotechnology Studies (CNS), where he creates analyses and policy recommendations for leveraging the benefits of neuroscience. Brian organizes events, conferences, and discussions for both RRTO and CNS at the Institute and at other venues, by interfacing and coordinating with government officials, venture capitalists, commercial leaders and academics. He obtained his B.S. in Neurobiology & Physiology at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he completed an undergraduate thesis investigating the behavioral and neural components of an animal model of ADHD. He also contributed to publications on the valuation and representation of reward within the rat fronto-striatal circuit

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