In this episode, I speak with Ro’ee Gilron, Lead Scientist at Rune Labs in San Francisco. Growing up in Israel, Ro’ee was an avid reader of science fiction and popular science literature. After graduating high school and completing his compulsory military service, he attended Brandeis University, attractive due to its focus on liberal arts, and earned a BS in neuroscience. He then returned to Israel, where he received a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from Tel Aviv University, afterwards returning to the U.S. for a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. After getting job offers from both academia and industry, Ro’ee opted for industry, and is now a Lead Scientist at Rune. We’ll talk about the value of internships and having a good mentor, what he learned in graduate school, why he chose a career in industry, and of course find out about what his job is like.