Jasmine Kwasa


Jasmine Kwasa, PhD, is an NIH F99/K00 post-doctoral fellow in the Neuroscience Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and chief technology officer of Precision Neuroscopics, Inc. In her current work, she develops non-invasive neurotechnologies, such as EEG and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), optimized for coarse, curly hair and dark pigmentation (melanin) in the lab of Pulkit Grover. Jasmine is a neuro-ethicist and writes about the future of inclusive neurotech and the history of racial bias in neuroscience, medicine, and technology. Jasmine has received several honors throughout her training, including being named a Burroughs Wellcome Fund post-doc fellow, a Ford Foundation Fellow, an NSF GRFP, a Society for Neuroscience fellow, and a “Rising Star in Biomedical” from MIT. Jasmine earned her B.S. in BME from Washington University in St. Louis as an Ervin Scholar, her M.S. in BME from Boston University, and her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from CMU. In her free time, Jasmine is a dance fitness enthusiast and enjoys travel and quality time with her enormous family.