Precision brain stimulation for memory loss


Nia Therapeutics is a team of visionary scientists, engineers and medical device experts dedicated to improving human memory using safe, secure neurotechnology.

  • Dan Rizzuto, PhD
    Founder, CEO
    Dr. Rizzuto developed Nia's core technology at the University of Pennsylvania as part of the DARPA Restoring Active Memory Project.  He completed his doctorate in the neuroscience of human memory at Brandeis University, his postdoctoral training in brain-machine interfaces at Caltech.
  • Daniel Utin
    Daniel is an expert in developing secure, scalable, high-volume software systems. Before Nia, he worked at MIT Lincoln Lab developing cybersecurity technologies, where he won the R&D 100 award. He previously co-founded two software companies, both acquired.
  • Mike Kahana, PhD
    Founder & Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board
    Mike is the Edmund and Louise Kahn Term Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the co-inventor of Nia’s core technology. Mike received the Troland Award and the Warren Medal for his discoveries in human memory and neuroscience.
  • Chris Ho
    Principal Software Developer
    Chris is a full-stack software engineer with over 20 years of experience involving user interfaces, communication, databases, security, operations, and regulatory compliance. Chris was previously the director of technology at MD Connect.
  • Andrew Smiles
    Implantable Systems Engineer
    Andrew is a systems design engineer specialized in creating biological to digital interfaces. He previously developed bidirectional neural interfaces for amputees during his work at the University of Waterloo and at the Centre for Bionics and Pain Research.