Alexis Traynor-Kaplan, Ph.D
President, Inologic, Inc.
Affiliate Associate Professor of Medicine – University of Washington
Dr. Traynor-Kaplan obtained her Ph.D. in Neurosciences from the University of California, San Diego where she studied the neurophysiology of synaptic plasticity. Her interest in understanding how cells process information led her to investigate the role of membrane fluidity in signal transduction as a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute.
Continuing her research at the Scripps Institute, she identified a novel phospholipid, phosphatildylinositoltrisphosphate (PIP3) which has been found to be a central mediator controlling a variety of cellular behaviors such as cell proliferation and cell death.
Recently, her research has uncovered two other novel pathways which regulate chloride and fluid secretion in epithelia and have lead to a Miles and Shirley Fiterman Foundation Award. Her career-long research has resulted in numerous publications, including papers published in Nature and Science, and three patent applications for procedures having pharmaceutical implications for the treatment of cystic fibrosis and other disorders. These discoveries have led her to found the company, Inologic, Inc. where she currently serves as President and Chief Technical Officer.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn about Know Wonder Creations. After extensive conversations with you and the review of some of your materials I am confident that Know Wonder’s projects are not only a creative and exciting idea, but that you have the ability to bring together exceptional talent and resources to implement your vision. I predict it will be an outstanding success.
While many people may sense there should be a connection between science, spirituality and the arts, you have boldly combined them in a unique and inspiring format. These projects have the potential to rekindle an interest in science in a currently disenchanted culture which spans the youth in all continents. Your projects will teach that science may have a place in the world in which they would like to live after all.
I would be honored to serve as a scientific consultant. It is with my greatest enthusiasm that I endorse Know Wonder’s projects and look forward to participating in their success.