About the Scientist

Ryan Bethencourt is best known for his work as program director and venture partner at Indie.Bio, a biology accelerator and early stage seed fund. Bethencourt was head of life sciences at the XPRIZE foundation, a co-founder and CEO of Berkeley Biolabs, a biotech accelerator, and Halpin Neurosciences, an ALS therapeutics-focused biotech company. Bethencourt co-founded Counter Culture Labs, a citizen science nonprofit, and Sudo Room, a hacker space based in downtown Oakland, California.

About the Guest Comedians

Natasha Muse is a mom, a transsexual, and a firm agnostic. The SF Weekly once declared her a “Comedian to Watch” in 2014, and in 2016 they upgraded her to an “Artist to Watch.” Natasha features at the SF Punchline and Cobb’s Comedy Club. 

Mark Smalls is one of the funniest comics you'll see. In 2016, some people have even called him the best 28 year old white male comic hailing from the Bay Area that still lives with his mother, that's named Mark. In addition to the funnies he has also been a top competitor in Nickelodeon Guts and Legends of the Hidden Temple.


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