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ARCS Scholar Alumna among Five from Johns Hopkins named Siebel Scholars

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The annual award recognizes the world's top graduate students from leading institutions of bioengineering, computer science, energy science, and business. Sarah Neshat, ARCS-MWC 2022-23 Endowment Scholar, is among those honored.

Sarah, a first-generation college graduate, completed her studies at Northeastern University with three six-month co-ops in pharma, academia, and biotech. Neshat is a recipient of graduate scholarships from the NSF, GEM Consortium, ARCS-MWC Endowment, and P.E.O. Her PhD thesis focuses on non-viral gene delivery immunotherapies for oncology and autoimmune diseases, thus far resulting in 11 papers, three patents, and over eight conference presentations; her co-advisers are Jordan Green, professor and vice chair for Research and Translation in the Department of Biomedical Engineering; and Joshua Doloff, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, materials science and engineering, and oncology. Passionate about STEM education access, Neshat co-founded the JHU BME Application Assistance Program, aiding underrepresented students in pursuing BME PhD programs. She instructed the inaugural Biomedical Engineering Innovation course at Baltimore's all-girls Roland Park Country School and mentored five students in the lab, including a Coppin State student via the Hopkins-HBCU BME Pathway program. Neshat actively contributed to the BME department by serving on executive boards for Extramural Development in Graduate Education and Nucleate. Beyond JHU, she is a senior fellow for Blackbird Laboratories, a Baltimore-based accelerator. 

For more information on the Siebel scholars from JHU, please visit this link.