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Shawn Joshi

Shawn Joshi

Peace Corps Volunteer to Lesotho, 2012-14
Fulbright U.S. Student Grant
to the United Kingdom, 2017-18
Drexel Fellowships Ambassador, 2017-20
NIH Neuroengineering Course, 2017-18

MD/PhD student


Drexel faculty mentor: Hasan Ayaz

Shawn is a current MD/PhD student at Drexel University. Shawn recently completed his second year of medical school and is conducting research for a PhD in Biomedical Engineering under the guidance of Dr. Hasan Ayaz in Drexel's Cognitive Neuroengineering and Quantitative Experimental Research (CoNQuER) Collaborative. As a recipient of a 2017-18 Fulbright UK Open Award, Shawn worked with researchers from Oxford Brookes and Maynooth Universities on to explore the clinical use of portable medical neuroimaging devices on physical therapies for children with motor learning disabilities. Shawn has a lifelong interest for implementing creative solutions through the use of technology for the neurologically impaired to improve their rehabilitative process and daily life. As a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Shawn has additional aspirations to continue work with communities in the developing world, particularly with emphasis on medical technology training and development. While he is not buried in his books, he enjoys exploring new areas of the city and writing about unique food experiences in his food blog.

Last updated January 2018

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