New Jersey, USA
I'm Şeyda (pronounced "Sheyda"), a passionate Clinical Data Scientist committed to leveraging advanced computational tools, machine learning, and clinical expertise to transform complex health data into actionable insights for better healthcare outcomes.

Education & Research

Ph.D. in Neuroscience, 2023

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

M.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences, 2018

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

M.Sc. in Biology, 2016

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

B.Sc. in Molecular Biology & Genetics, 2014 

Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Clinical Data Scientist

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Computational Biologist

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Bioinformatics Research Intern

University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA

Genomic Diagnostics Intern

AG Bioinformatics, Ankara, Turkey

Select Activities

Healthcare Analytics Data Science Biomarkers Teamwork Machine Learning Neuroscience Study Design Health Informatics Large Datasets Data Visualization Clinical Research Predictive Modeling Bioinformatics


Entrepreneurial leadership


Co-founded SpotCheck Sensing after a Biodesign challenge and led the research department designing innovative projects to improve patient safety in nursing homes. We were honored as a finalist at UChicago Social New Venture Challenge.

Head of Marketing


Led the marketing team at NeuronAir Podcast, showcasing strategic communication and overseeing content development for a scientific podcast.

Board Memberships


Held influential positions on multiple boards including the Einstein Mental Health Center, leveraging strategic planning and decision-making skills to positively impact mental health.

Faculty-Selected Representative


Served as the graduate student voice in high-level departmental discussions at Einstein Neuroscience Faculty Meetings.

Organizational Leadership


Organized high-impact academic events including conferences, weekly seminars, and poster contests via project management, collaboration, and execution.



Guided over 10 students and analysts in their research projects, showcasing effective leadership in a research setting.

Leadership in Community Engagement


Spearheaded numerous outreach initiatives such as the Einstein Brain Programs, Scarsdale STEAM Programs, and Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Week.


Review Editor, Frontiers for Young Minds


Engaged in critical review and editing of scientific content tailored for young readers, fostering science education via strong communication and feedback skills.

Research Publications


Authored numerous research publications in scientific journals, contributing to the body of knowledge in neuroscience via advanced written communication.

Conference Presentations


Presented research findings at 10+ recognized conferences including the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Meetings.

Outreach & Public Engagement


Engaged in multiple initiatives such as NeuronAir Podcast and Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Project to disseminate complex scientific ideas to the general public.

Podcaster, NeuronAir


Produced and launched engaging scientific content reaching a broad audience, interviewing recognized scientists, and communicating complex concepts to professional audiences.



Designed and developed a dedicated platform for autism research at Einstein-Montefiore, improving accessibility and understanding of the latest studies in the field.


Austin, TX 2022

International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Meeting (Peer-reviewed)

Aix-En-Provence, France 2021

Cutting EEG Meeting (Peer-reviewed)

Bronx, NY 2021

Montefiore Pediatric Research Day (Peer-reviewed)

Virtual 2020

Neuromatch 3.0, Virtual (Invited Talk)

Boston, MA 2020

Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) Meeting (Peer-reviewed)

Chicago, IL 2019

Society For Neuroscience (SFN) Meeting (Invited Talk)

Montreal, Canada 2019

International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Meeting (Peer-reviewed)

San Francisco, CA 2019

Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) Meeting (Peer-reviewed)

Bronx, NY 2019

Montefiore Pediatric Research Day (Invited Talk)

Bronx, NY 2019

Julius Marmur Symposium (Peer-reviewed)

Paris, France 2019

Institut de la Vision, Sorbonne University (Invited Talk)

San Diego, CA 2018

Society For Neuroscience (SfN) Meeting (Peer-reviewed)

Denver, CO 2016

American Society for Neurochemistry (Peer-reviewed)

Chicago, IL 2015

Society For Neuroscience Meeting (Peer-reviewed)