Justin Sanchez
Director of Biological Technologies Office, DARPA
Biography
A biomedical engineer by training, Dr. Justin Sanchez has devoted his career to developing new technologies to treat injuries and illnesses of the brain and expanding the limits of what even healthy people can do with their minds. At DARPA, he oversees a portfolio of neurotechnology programs that are beginning to unravel the mysteries of the brain to improve memory, help people with disabilities regain movement and sensation, accelerate the pace of cognitive skills training, create new alternatives for the treatment of disease, and offer new hope for individuals living with illnesses such as severe anxiety, chronic depression, and post-traumatic stress. He also guides DARPA’s programs in synthetic biology, gene editing, and countering infectious disease. Before coming to the agency, Sanchez was an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience at the University of Miami, and a faculty member of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
Justin Sanchez
Director of Biological Technologies Office, DARPA
SPEAKER FILM
Justin Sanchez — Neurotechnology and Storytelling
Justin Sanchez — Neurotechnology and Storytelling

Justin Sanchez, director of the Biotechnologies Office for DARPA, is changing the future of how humans use their brains. By harnessing the powers of neurotechnology, Sanchez and his team at DARPA have been able to help people overcome paralysis and gain independence. Sanchez believes the applications of neurotechnology can be expanded even further to include how we tell stories and share memories––transforming at a fundamental level what it means to be human.