Various characters in ‘The Dropout‘ are modelled on real-life workers of the now-defunct biotech business Theranos. In the series, a Stanford dropout named Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried) founds a company that aims to transform the personal health care industry.
The corporation, on the other hand, and Elizabeth become entangled in corporate blunders and drift away from their goals. Tyler Shultz, a member of the Theranos management team, was instrumental in unearthing the truth about the company.
As a result, viewers must be interested in learning more about Tyler Shultz and what happened to him when Theranos went bankrupt. In that case, here’s everything we know about Tyler Shultz’s whereabouts.
Tyler Shultz, Who is He?
In the 5th episode of ‘The Dropout,’ Tyler Shultz is introduced. He is the grandson of George Shultz, the former US Secretary of State and current member of the Theranos board of directors. On the advice of his grandfather, he joins Theranos.
Tyler Shultz is played by actor Dylan Minnette in the series. Minnette is perhaps best recognised for his role as Clay Jensen in Netflix’s teen drama series “13 Reasons Why.” Tyler Shultz, a real-life Theranos employee, inspired Minnette’s character in ‘The Dropout.’
Tyler Shultz is a 1992 graduate of Stanford University, where he studied from 2009 to 2013. Shultz joined Theranos in September 2013 after graduating from college with a Bachelor of Science degree.
His time at Theranos was chaotic, and he viewed the company’s work environment as demoralising. In April of 2014, Shultz left Theranos. He went on to play a vital role in exposing the truth about Theranos.
Tyler Shultz: Where Is He Now?
Shultz discovered that Theranos was using third-party devices to distribute data for some of their clinical testing around 2014. After quitting Theranos, he reported the matter to the New York State Department of Health.
Shultz, on the other hand, rose to prominence after appearing as a crucial source in author John Carreyrou’s exposés of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes, accusing them of fraud. Shultz also appeared in the documentary film ‘The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley‘ and was a source for Carreyrou’s non-fiction book ‘Bad Blood.’
After leaving Theranos in 2014, Shultz worked as a scientist at Genia Technologies for around nine months. Shultz returned to Stanford University in 2015 after nearly two years as a researcher there.
Schultz co-founded Flux Biosciences, a San Francisco-based firm focused on developing breakthrough technology for personal health care, in 2017. Schultz is actively involved in the company’s day-to-day operations.
He is a member of The Signals Network’s advisory board in addition to his position at Flux Biosciences.
Shultz has been outspoken about Theranos‘ misdeeds, and the first-hand storey of his time at the company was broadcast as an audio podcast titled ‘Thicker Than Water.’ Shultz uses the social media network Twitter to keep his fans up to date on his professional activities.
Shultz’s personal life is largely unknown, and he prefers to keep it that way. According to his LinkedIn page, Shultz is presently based in San Francisco, California. Carolynn Vuong, a Pediatric Dental Resident at the University of California, is said to be his girlfriend. In 2022, the couple is set to marry.