Tim Ruckh is a Senior Scientist at Verily Life Sciences, an Alphabet company formerly known as Google Life Sciences. He joined Google in 2014 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Heather Clark at Northeastern University, funded by an individual NIH fellowship. During that time, he co-founded Nanoferix, now rebranded Pendant Biosciences, and worked with the founding team to raise a seed round and guided early product development that later led to Pendant’s selection for the Johnson & Johnson incubator program JLabs. He is active with the Society for Laboratory Automation and Biological Screening, having served as an Innovation Award judge and as chair of the Students and Early-career Professionals Committee. He has a B.Eng in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota, an M.S in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D in biomedical engineering from Colorado State University. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and participating in outdoor sports and recreation.