Simon earned a BA in Theatre Studies from Acadia University in 2001 and thoroughly enjoyed all of the successes and disappointments associated with being a struggling actor/waiter/sommelier in the Toronto scene before he returned to his scientific roots to complete a BSc (Cell Biology & Genetics, 2011) and MSc (Cellular and Developmental Biology, 2013) at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff . During his graduate work Simon became passionate about exploring neurodegeneration and the role that glial biology may play in ameliorating damage and/or enhancing repair. After taking a year off to be a stay-at-home dad, Simon joined the Woodin Lab in the fall of 2015 as lab manager and has been happily managing the lab’s research programs ever since. When not toiling away in the data mines Simon can be found playing squash, running, growing vegetables, or adventuring in the untamed Canadian wilderness. Sine Ars Scientia nihil est.