Program: Graduate Program for Neuroscience
Fulbright Country: Switzerland
Shen first ventured into the field of neuroscience during her junior year abroad at Oxford University, where she worked on research projects aimed at understanding the basis of working memory. After graduating from Cornell University in 2015 with a major in Biology and Society and a minor in Cognitive Science, she joined BUSM as a MD-PhD candidate interested in developing translational technologies for neurodegenerative diseases and other neurological disorders. Currently, her research focus is in applying nanomedicine in the study of Alzheimer’s disease at the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at MGH. For her Fulbright year, she proposed to expand her research breathe and work in the field of micro- and nanorobotics to study the miniaturization of magnetic and functional soft matters for targeted therapy in the brain at the Multi-Scale Robotics Lab at ETH Zürich.