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Dr. Shun Yao is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow whose research interests include the translational applications of artificial intelligence (AI), radiomics, and multimodal functional magnetic resonance image (fMRI) of pituitary and skull base tumors. With a background in clinical research and fMRI-based neuroscience, Shun is also a Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow in the Department of Neurosurgery and Pituitary Tumor Center, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, China.


Outside of research, Dr. Yao enjoys exploring nature and food adventures in the Great Boston, Massachusetts area

Education and Training:

Sun Yat-sen University, China Clinical Fellow 07/2019-present Residency training in Neurosurgery
Harvard Medical School – Global Clinical Scholars Research Training (GCSRT) Program, MA, US Student 06/2019-06/2020 Clinical Research Training
Harvard Medical School, MA, US Research Trainee 07/2018-07/2019 Application of fMRI in language assessment
Southern Medical University, China Resident 06/2015-06/2018 3-year residency training in clinical medicine
Southern Medical University, China Ph.D. 06/2019 Surgery (Neurosurgery)
Southern Medical University, China M.S. 06/2015 Surgery (Neurosurgery)
Southern Medical University, China M.D. 06/2012 Medicine
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