Current Work

Shireen works with Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health and GBHI faculty to facilitate research studies focused on understanding neurodegeneration and testing strategies to promote brain health. She supports researchers in preparing funding proposals, building collaborations, creating research protocols, and managing data.

Personal Hero

My parents

Words of Strength

Focusing on impact


Through research, Shireen believes this community will make a wide-reaching impact on the characterization, treatment, and prevention of neurodegenerative disease around the world.


Shireen has been involved in launching and managing numerous domestic and international research protocols, primarily focused on studying the impact of HIV infection on cognition. She previously worked in education, coordinating work-placed based mentorships for underserved middle school students.


Shireen helps researchers at GBHI carry out projects that will improve our understanding of brain health and our ability to reduce the impact of dementia globally.

Education & Experience

Shireen earned a Bachelor's Degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Interdepartmental Medical Sciences from Drexel University. She has worked with GBHI since September 2019.

UC Berkeley
Molecular and Cell Biology
Bachelor's Degree
Drexel University
Interdepartmental Medical Sciences
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate