Neuroscientist Benjamin Koch
Benjamin Koch is a neuroscientist specializing in neural bases of consciousness and quantum mechanics; his interests also extend to free will and quantum physics.
This article challenges Walter Benjamin’s conception of allegory as an image that “implies but does not display the function” it seeks to fulfil, by applying this idea to Welles’ Trial images which fail to fully depict or capture justice.
Early Life and Education
Benjamin Koch, a fifth grade student at Abbeville Middle School in Abbeville, Louisiana has been diagnosed with autosomal recessive metachromatic leukodystrophy (ALD), which causes progressive degeneration to both his spinal cord and brain. Although ALD is fatal disease, Benjamin is continuing his life with zest thanks to support from family, doctors and teachers who help keep him positive.
Robert Koch was a German physician renowned for his contributions to bacteriology and microbiology. Known for his studies of anthrax disease cycles and tuberculosis bacteria as well as tuberculosis and cholera-causing organisms, Koch formulated four medical principles now commonly referred to as Koch’s postulates as a result of his discoveries.
Koch serves as a partner with Hidden Harbor Capital Partners and in this capacity is accountable for running businesses according to established policies, while taking into account legal requirements as well as economic circumstances.
He has been licensed attorney for more than 16 years, dedicating himself to meeting the needs of his clients with commitment. For his hard work he earned many distinctions including being named “Top Lawyer” by New Orleans Magazine and earning an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
He enjoys traveling, reading and fishing during his leisure time; spending time with family and friends; having two siblings and four grandchildren to care for. Living in Loudoun County Virginia; also teaching introductory prosthetics courses at Shenandoah University.
Achievement and Honors
Koch developed numerous groundbreaking laboratory techniques. He developed an automated process for cultivating pure cultures of bacteria and developed methods for staining cells and observing bacteria under a microscope. Furthermore, Koch proposed his postulates of how germs cause disease that continue to be used today.
In 1890, Koch made the shocking claim that he had found a cure for tuberculosis – then an epidemic killing millions. Unfortunately, tuberculin proved ineffective as an antituberculous medication.
Benjamin Koch received the prestigious Breaking Barriers Award from Major League Baseball and Scholastic in 2021, an accolade which recognizes those who have overcome challenges or barriers and provides inspiration to students to do the same.
Koch knows the value of teamwork and has great appreciation for those working alongside him. Without their assistance (particularly his doctor and family, including Aaron who passed from ALD) they would never have made it through this disease. Furthermore, he emphasizes staying positive and never giving up.
Koch is an active member of his community who enjoys spending time with friends and family. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, fishing and watching movies – as well as spending time with nieces and nephews! In order to stay healthy he makes time for exercise and healthy eating as well as walking Coco (his dog). Together they go hiking often!
Co-Owner of Koch Industries was well known as an arts patron, major conservative donor and force in Republican politics. Along with brother Charles he established Americans for Prosperity which funneled millions to Republican politicians at all levels of government.
Donating millions to Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and regularly attending parties hosted by New York fashion designer Calvin Klein, David also owned a $75 million Hamptons estate before purchasing an Upper East Side townhouse that required him to hire Peter Marino – known as “leather-clad bad boy of design” – to update it.
He’s a regular visitor of Aspen, skiing and relaxing at his home alongside fellow venture capitalist investor Hasso Plattner. Recent transactions suggest a net worth of over $2 Million.