Baland Jalal is a neuroscientist at Cambridge University (Trinity College Cambridge), Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. He has previously been a Research Fellow at Harvard University and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at San Diego. He has worked with the renowned neuroscientist VS Ramachandran (TIME magazine 100 most influential people in the world) since 2012. He has lectured at institutions world wide, including Harvard University and Oxford University. His work has been featured in the international press in over 30 countries, including The Washington Post, the BBC, The Today Show, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Fox News, Discovery, New Scientist, Discover Magazine, VICE, Science Daily, International Business Times, YAHOO!, The Times of India, Fusion, Business Insider, Daily Mail, The Sun and many more. He was listed on the media outlet Van Winkle’s “15 Most Interesting People in Sleep” (list of researchers, writers, and cultural figures).