In addition to my research work at the intersections of microbiology, information theory, and complexity theory, I run the biotech startup Apsugen, which assists cutting-edge genetics researchers in the areas of microscopy, microinjection, micromanipulation, transgenics, stem cell research, in-vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), translational medicine, epifluorescence imaging, experimental design, and custom laboratory equipment. Apsugen primarily assists researchers working with animal models including: C. elegans, drosophila, Xenopus, zebra fish, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, mice, rats, mosquitoes, and occasionally human embryos. My experience includes work with several Nobel prize winners in physiology/medicine and chemistry.
I am also a talent manager and producer in the entertainment industry with interests in representation, distribution, finance, production, publishing, content delivery, and new media. I have spent over 20 years in entertainment representing a variety of clients in film, television, stage, music, and publishing (book publishing rights as well as ancillary rights including stage and screen adaptations and self-publishing platforms). Though my current primary focus is on writers/authors and actors, I represent a variety of multi-hyphenates as writers, directors, actors, musicians, producers. I consult in various other areas including finance and distribution in a variety of platforms and media. I also run the publishing company Boffo Socko Books which focuses on a broad area of titles in both fiction and non-fiction.
I often teach entertainment related courses for the Film and Media Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University.
I’m currently working on a textbook covering how the representation business operates within and drives the entertainment industry.