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Chris Schaffer is an Associate Professor in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. Chris, along with long-time collaborator Nozomi Nishimura, runs a lab dedicated to developing advanced optical techniques that enable imaging of blood vessels in live rodent brains with the goal of identifying the cause of neurological diseases. Chris’s current focus is Alzheimer’s Disease, and he has recently collaborated with the developers of Stardust@Home and Eyewire to create a citizen science game – EyesOnALZ – intended to enlist the public’s help to analyze the lab’s extensive amount of Alzheimer’s-related data. Chris has a strong interest in science policy and recently completed a sabbatical working as a science fellow in Washington DC. In addition to his accomplishments in science, Chris is a skillful surfer and has taken on waves all over the world, including 20 foot waves at Todos Santos, Mexico.