Wentz was awarded the Hertz Foundation Myhrvold Family Fellowship in 2012. He
is currently working on novel bioinstrumentation for neurology applications at
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), under direction of Professor
Ed Boyden. Prior to graduate school, Christian pursued several entrepreneurial
ventures in the medtech industry.
served as founder/CEO of Kendall Research Systems (KRS), an optogenetics
technology venture servicing pharmaceutical companies and academic researchers
in neuroscience. In this role, Christian successfully negotiated worldwide
distribution and use licenses for the company's core technologies. He also
co-founded and served as interim president of Cerenova, Inc., an implantable
neurological device spin-out from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department
of Neurosurgery focused on stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury recovery.
his work in neurotechnology, Christian was named to the inaugural Forbes 30
Under 30 list in Science & Innovation (2011). Most recently, Christian
served as senior hardware consultant to the Khosla Ventures' and Founders Fund
portfolio company Misfit Wearables Corp., where he led hardware development,
validation and regulatory compliance for worldwide launch of Shine, a consumer
wearable healthcare sensor, winner of Red Dot, GOOD and A' awards.
to receiving the Hertz fellowship, Christian attended the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) where he received an MEng in electrical
engineering and computer science (2010) and the BS degree in electrical science
and engineering (2009).