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About Shawn

Shawn XiongAssistant Teaching Professor

123 South Frear Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865 - 4825



I am a Canadian, but really, I am an international citizen. I was born and grew up in Singapore, China, Korean, Japan, and of course Canada. I know the feeling of being new and looking for belonging. I also know quite well about planning and working towards my goals. I received my Hon. Joint Chemistry and Microbiology Bachelor Degree from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, located in the center of North America. I then moved to Toronto and obtained my Doctor of Philosophy (Direct Entry, Biochemistry/Structural Biology) at the University of Toronto with Distinction. I am now working happily at the Penn State University, one of the best public universities, as the Assistant Teaching Professor.

“There is no evidence that we've been placed on this planet to be especially happy or especially normal. And in fact our unhappiness and our strangeness, our anxieties and compulsions, those least fashionable aspects of our personalities, are quite often what lead us to do rather interesting things.” ― Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

Do you have concerns about: - course selection/management - personal issues that are affecting your academic performance - future/career planning - or simply just need someone to listen I am here for you. Come by my office during the designated hours or through additional appointment (call or email), I am happy to chat with you. :)