NEUROSCIENCE WEEKLY Ayden Jacob, a Bioengineer, with quite a resume TONIGHT, Tuesday, at 9 pm EST, Ayden Jacob, Neuroscientist from UCSF, will speak with panelists John Hewitt, Neuroscientist writer, and Arianna Cohen MS Carnegie Mellon about “Deep Brain Stimulation”
ABOUT THE HOST
As an aspiring physician-scientist interested in solving complex medical issues with bioengineering solutions, my education intertwines healthcare economics with medical-device development, bioinformatics, neuro- imaging, and neuroethics, thereby providing me with a holistic understanding of the relationship between healthcare delivery and bioengineering. As a bioengineer at the UCSF Department of Interventional Oncology and Radiology, his team is discovering original intra-arterial delivery methods to increase chemotherapeutic dosage to target tumors, while simultaneously filtrating chemoagents to limit systemic toxicity. After graduating Cum Laude from Yeshiva University in neuroscience, biology and philosophy, Ayden was awarded a research fellowship in the department of nuclear medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied the specificity of PET imaging in detecting neurophysiological abnormalities in patients with brain injury. Ayden subsequently won the prestigious medical sciences scholarship at the University of Oxford, the Clarendon Scholars Award, and went on to study radiation oncology at the Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology of Oxford University. After completing his thesis on the effects of alpha particle, gamma and x-ray irradiation on human glioblastoma stem cells, Ayden joined the UC Berkeley/UCSF department of bioengineering and translational medicine to pursue his passion of inventing concrete bioengineering solutions for complex medical problems. Ayden is a member of the International Neuroethics Society, the Golden Key International Honors Society, a National Honors and Merit Scholar, a Gates Cambridge Finalist, a Clinical Associate for the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery and a Scientific Advisory Board Member for the Foundation for Orthopedic Reconstruction. Ayden is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy, as well as the President of The Future of Medicine through Bioengineering and Neuroethics.
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