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Shaunik Sharma - mentor
Shaunik Sharma - mentor
Shaunik Sharma - mentor

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Shaunik Sharma is a Neuroscientist at Carver College of Medicine. His education includes a:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honors), Biological and Medical Science from the University of Liverpool
  • Master of Science, Pharmacology from Aston University
  • Master of Research, Clinical and Translational Pharmacology from University of Liverpool
  • PhD in Biomedical Science from Iowa State University

His work includes exploring disease biomarkers and neuroprotective mechanisms of drugs in Epilepsy.

Over the
10 years of his scientific career, both in academia and hospital, he has developed excellent scientific and people skills which has helped him grow and succeed in his career.

He has a strong background in Neuroscience, and is skilled in techniques like genomics, proteomics and electrophysiology.
He has been investigating:

  1. How alterations in cellular and molecular mechanisms mediate neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration and hippocampal/cortical circuit dysfunction in epilepsy,
  2. The mechanisms through which the intervention compounds affords neuroprotection and seizure reduction,
  3. Identify therapeutic targets within cellular signaling pathways for attenuating or reversing epileptogenesis.

Shaunik has also been actively involved in scientific writing having written multiple grant applications and research collaborations with investigators in his field. To date, he has contributed towards successful completion of many major grant projects (>30 projects) funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), MRI global, President Initiative Interdisciplinary Research (Big Data Brain Initiative) and University seed grants. In addition, he has a great enthusiasm towards teaching. He instructed and led anatomy lab class of over 150 graduate students in the ‘Doctor of Veterinary Medicine’ course for over five years. Over the years, he has won many research and teaching excellence awards in his profession. Majority of these awards honor the top 10% of people in his profession for their outstanding contribution to teaching and research.

In addition to his academic achievements, he is also actively involved in various mentoring and outreach volunteer programs for the Epilepsy Foundation, McNair program, International Student Graduate Learning Community and Science Fellowship Programs. The common goal of these organizations is to develop mentoring programs (guide mentees to develop, progress and succeed professionally), spread awareness about a cause and make difference in someone’s life.

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Have you ever thought about the world of neuroscience and wondered if it was for you? You may have done so, but even if you haven’t it may be worth considering. And I want to help you gain insight and understanding of neuroscience.

Based on my prior experience of helping others, I want to be the one to mentor you in your area of interest even on how to become a neuroscientist. I have been fortunate to help students, graduates, scholars, scientists, and doctors to develop personal and professional connections in their field. In addition, each has gained valuable research experience through faculty-mentored projects. I assist them to become independent researchers in their field by creating a powerful leadership mindset.


Apart from research and mentoring, I teach Anatomy to graduate students in the evenings. On weekends, I volunteer for different non-profit organizations. There I conduct outreach programs to spread awareness about Epilepsy and teach people techniques on how to develop a strong mindset.


Diagram of a hand operating a switch in someone’s head refers to neuroscience.

Being diagnosed with Epilepsy since birth, I have risen above my circumstances and have worked hard to be where I am today. I believe that at the end of the day it’s not about what we have or even what we’ve accomplished. It’s about what we have given back.

So, my goal here is to help and give people all the mentoring they need in shaping up their career in science and teaching. I can help you understand how to become a neuroscientist.

Here are a few of my accomplishments:

  • Successfully trained and mentored hundreds of introvert scientists, doctors, and students on how to develop leadership skills, give talks, presentations, and lectures.
  • Taught over 35 molecular and cellular biology techniques
  • Instructed on how to write successful scientific articles, grants, and proposals
  • Authored, co-authored and peer-reviewed articles for many reputed scientific journals
  • Mentored people from different racial and ethnic groups (identified as underrepresented minorities) in Biomedical research who went on to establish successful careers in research, academics, and pharmaceutical industry


Every day we all learn more. There are several items we could discuss in our session. We could identify:

  • Your list of questions you want answered.
  • What tools should you learn to become a successful Neuroscientist and a teacher
  • Describe a day in the life of a neuroscientist
  • What does the career path look like/growth opportunities
  • Problems and challenges in the field
  • What type of questions should you expect in an interview.
  • What are different approaches on how to become a neuroscientist.
  • Tailor advice for people at different stages of a neuroscience career
  • Offer advice to students pursuing careers beyond the bench
  • Experience the rewards of being Neuroscientist


Is it time for you to take the first steps or increase your knowledge in science? It is easy to start. We can work well together.

Just go to the green button below to move to a Reservation Form for scheduling our session. On the short form, just select me from the drop-down list and I will contact you shortly by email to set up a time for our discussion.

Until we meet by email,


5.00 stars out of 5.00

Dr. Shaunik is an excellent mentor. He answered all my questions with great detail and accuracy. He did not hesitate a bit to tell me about the work-life as a neuroscientist. He was professional and knowledgeable. If needed again for a career perspective, I will definitely consider having another session with him.

It was a great experience. It is an excellent way to learn about a career path from the experience of others in the chosen career field.



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