Dr. Wasim Q. Malik

Dr. Wasim Q. Malik is the Director of Biomarker Research at the MGH Clinical Trial Network and Institute (CTNI) and Assistant Professor in the MGH Department of Psychiatry and Harvard Medical School. He is also affiliated with the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

He earlier served as Director of the Neuromotor Signal Processing Laboratory in the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine for over a decade. He also served on the visiting faculty at Brown University’s Carney Institute for Brain Science and School of Engineering, where he led neural decoding algorithms research in the pioneering BrainGate pilot clinical trial of intracortical neuroprosthetics for motor function restoration in people with tetraplegia.

Dr. Malik has published in excess of 100 papers, book chapters and patents in the areas of quantitative biomarkers, brain-machine interfaces, and biomedical signal processing. He co-edited a book titled “Ultra-Wideband Antennas and Propagation for Communications, Radar and Imaging” (Wiley, 2006).

His research has received a number of awards including a Career Development Award from the Department of Defense, the Lindemann Science Award from the English Speaking Union of the Commonwealth, and the William F. Milton Award from Harvard University. His neuroscience research as a Principal Investigator has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and CIMIT, besides several research foundations including the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Wings for Life Foundation, Morton Cure Paralysis Fund, and others. His work has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and BBC World.

Dr. Malik serves on the grant review panels at National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He has also served as an international expert for the national scientific research councils of Canada, Norway, Romania, Chile and Singapore. He sits on the Business Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation. He is a Steering Committee Member of the IEEE Brain Initiative, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a past Chair of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society’s Boston Chapter. He is a startup mentor at the Endless Frontier Lab at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He has also served on a number of corporate boards and held leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and venture capital industries.

He received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Oxford, postdoctoral fellowship in computational neuroscience from MIT, and finance education from Harvard Business School.