Dr. Karen Gale Exceptional Ph.D. Student Award At-Large

04/21/2022 - Shawn received the 2022 "At-Large" Dr. Karen Gale Exceptional Ph.D. Student Award from Georgetown University, which recognizes a Ph.D. student whose accomplishments were deemed the most exceptional across all disciplines at the university.

Doctoral Dissertation Defense

04/20/2022 - Shawn earned his Ph.D. by successfully defending his dissertation titled "Understanding others and valuing their welfare: The neural basis of interpersonal accuracy, social learning, and altruistic choice."

New Post-Doctoral Position

01/01/2022 - Shawn accepted a post-doctoral fellowship position in human intracranial neuroscience to work with Dr. Xiaosi Gu and her lab in the Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). Starting summer 2022.

Dissertation Research Award

12/13/2021 - Shawn was awarded the 2022 American Psychological Association Science Directorate's Dissertation Research Award for his research on the neural basis of interpersonal perception, learning, and decision-making.

Mistletoe Research Fellowship

10/04/2020 - Shawn was selected as a 2020-21 Mistletoe Research Fellow.

Area Paper Defense

08/19/2020 - Shawn successfully defended his area paper and completed all requirements towards earning his Ph.D. except his dissertation. The paper was published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Lindau Nobel Laureate Young Scientist

03/02/2020 - Shawn was selected to represent the United States Delegrate as a Young Scientist at the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Interdisciplinary Meeting (postponed to 2021).

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

04/03/2018 - Shawn was selected as a recipient of the 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award.