Dr. Nasser Kashou has provided strategic planning and leadership across multiple institutions by establishing and leading several research groups, centers and labs. Dr. Nasser Kashou has mentored, supervised and led hundreds throughout his career. “Great leadership requires a high level of emotional intelligence and not the use of intimidation and manipulation. Selflessness allows you to accept other peoples ideas and most importantly keep your mind open to clearly see the long term vision that is of benefit to the whole, rather than one or two individuals.” His career has included basic, clinical & translational research, vision science, image processing, neuroimaging, neuroengineering, computation, medical imaging and medical devices.
Dr. Nasser Kashou highly encourages being a jack of all trades, “we have an amazing mind with 100 billion neurons and about a quadrillion (10 to the 15th power) connections. Let us use them and not be stuck in the mindset that we have to only specialize in one field. That’s narrow mindedness and stagnates true scholarship, a racism of the sciences”. Dr. Nasser Kashou’s education and skills are cross discipline (engineering, medicine, social sciences, etc…); in the biomedical realm this spans physics, math, hardware, software, anatomy, physiological and clinical aspects of research and development.
“Optimism is one of the best medicines.” Dr. Nasser Kashou feeds off of challenges and life’s difficult moments. They are reminders that he should not be mediocre and always reach for the stars. It is also a great way to offset negativity with more positivity. This mindset along with other natural and holistic therapies can revolutionize each individual’s potential which in turn will impact society. Aside from work, Dr. Nasser Kashou loves staying in shape and the outdoors. These are means to some of the therapies which he practices and promotes. “Our energy can be contagious so rather than an epidemic, let us spread good energy.”
Finally, Dr. Nasser Kashou loves public speaking and giving presentations. “Communicating our ideas verbally and eloquently are critical to success.”