Dr. Finkelstein received his B.Sc. (1998) in Chemistry from McGill University, his Ph.D. (2004) in Chemistry & Chemical Biology from Harvard University, and an M.P.H. (2007) with a focus on International Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Joshua Finkelstein is the Deputy Director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University, where he works closely with Dr. Michael Levin and other Center faculty to develop and implement the Center's strategic plan and long-term goals.  In addition, he oversees the day-to-day research and technology development operations of the Center and is responsible for scientific communications, grant writing, IT and knowledge infrastructure, intellectual property, and business development efforts.  Before coming to Tufts University, he was a senior editor and team leader at the scientific journal Nature (2004-2016), where his areas of responsibility included chemistry, chemical biology, single-molecule biophysics, protein engineering and design, metabolic engineering, membrane transport (including ion channels and transporters), and G-protein coupled receptors.