About Me, Shady
I'm a PhD candidate in Neuroscience at Georgetown University laboring at the intersection between computational science, cognitive neuroscience, and biomedical engineering in the interest of the advancement of human society.
Statement of Intellectual ObjectiveMy immediate preoccupation is to advocate for and contribute towards a harmonization of equitable scientific advancement with social transformation in order to sculpt a more peaceful, just and collaborative global culture.
Current Active Research Project
My doctoral dissertation is in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience as applied to juvenile justice and violence prevention. This research is made possible by a National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship that provides funds to extend brain imaging into high-risk youth populations.
In this coming year (2018-2019), I will seek 50+ teen participants from Washington D.C. communities challenged with violence in order to further understand how environmental adversity interacts with teenage brain development and social attitudes.