Swarn (S.) Warshaneyan is an undergrad researcher of Life Sciences & a student of Biotechnology. His current research project involves studying the underlying causes/neurobiology of and the development of methods/therapeutics for the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and associated psychiatric disorders, such as depressive/anxiety/tic disorders, bipolar disorder & Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). So far, his work has revolved around dopamine transporter, serotonin transporter and glycine transporter 1. He absolutely loves scientific research involving neuroscience, developmental biology, stem cell biology, life extension, Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS), Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology, bioinformatics & computational biology. His additional interests are data science plus Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). He has presented his work at several national and international conferences and is expecting to get published by the time he finishes his undergrad studies.
His research interests primarily lie in the fields of neuroscience/neurobiology, life extension and stem cell biology. His educational plans include finishing his grad school education from a research institute specializing in one of his fields of interest, followed by a PhD. He hopes to work on the development of potential therapies/cures for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and the extension of people’s effective healthy lifespan in the future. While he’s himself someone who was afflicted with severe OCD in the past, he has also seen the many social/emotional problems faced by other psychiatric patients and their loved ones first-hand, which gave him further incentive to aid alleviate their condition. He hopes to reduce the suffering faced by the ever-growing number of psychiatric patients worldwide through the methods/therapeutics he develops.
He is a futurist and a supporter of the open science movement and wishes to help the number of STEM researchers and educationists grow larger on a global scale, in order to ensure that the many serious, worrying predictions made by scientists concerning our planet’s and its people’s fates do not come to pass.
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