Damien Wilpitz received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego where he did undergraduate and post-graduate research in metabolic gene regulation. He continued his professional education in computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles and continued his training studying genomic targeting approaches to diseases. Here Damien discovered much inefficiency within academia. From this, he helped improved some of these hindrances by implementing systems that enabled the flow of research. This helped to seed his interest in research management, and in turn encouraged him to expand his knowledge by relocating to Boston. He has served as a scientific research manager for over 15 years and has supported some of the most prestigious institutions; Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School, Salk Biological Institute, Scripps Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute, Broad Institute and many more. He is now the founder and lead consultant for Experimental Designs Consulting, Inc. The firm consults research investigators on the procedures and the organization of academic research management.