Education PhD, Cognitive Neuroscience, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007 BS, Biopsychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007 Career Dr. Michael Casale is Chief Science Officer at STRIVR, a company leveraging immersive technologies to train. He is a cognitive neuroscientist by training whose academic research focused on understanding the biological underpinnings of learning and memory, in particular how to best optimize training for learning situations. He has led multi-million dollar research projects aimed at understanding how virtual technologies can be used to facilitate the effectiveness of behavioral therapy. He has been published dozens of times in notable peer-reviewed journals such as Memory & Cognition and the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. As Chief Science Officer at STRIVR, Dr. Casale oversees the development of training best practices as well as the analytics and insights for the organization.