On weekends, Glenn's office (a loft on Manhattan's Lower East Side) becomes Spectrum, a performance venue focused on contemporary concert music; over 1,000 events have been presented there. He is a composer/performer, playing guitar, electronics, piano and synthesizer.
Glenn's recent compositions have involved
1) Themes based on mathematical transformations of climate-change data
2) Use of electric guitar modified by / in conjunction with Max/MSP and Ableton Live
3) Indonesian gamelan samples and structures
He has studied composition and performance in a number of settings, including composition at the Darmstadt IMD during Summer 2014 and Indonesian gamelan composition / performance (in Bali and Java) during Summer 2015.
Dr. Cornett runs Pastorus, a firm he founded in 2008, focused on drugs for autism, schizophrenia and substance abuse. Previously, he founded Navitas Pharma in 2004 and led it through a (favorable) investor exit 3.5 years later in 2008. That firm is now active in developing a new class of drugs for cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Earlier work included positions at McKinsey, Eli Lilly and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Glenn holds an MD with Distinction in Research from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA. His dissertation was on human deep-brain responses to musical stimuli. He grudgingly admits that diet and exercise are more important than the pharmaceutical industry to the health of most individuals. He has a black belt in karate and has run 12 marathons, most recently Rio de Janeiro in July 2015.