Ishan earned his BA (with honors) in Philosophy and Behavioral Biology from Johns Hopkins University. During his undergraduate career he completed an honors thesis on the topic of the neuroscientific investigation of free will under the guidance of Hilary Bok. He was also selected to present at the ASBH’s National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference, making an argument for allowing cognitive enhancement. Before his current position, Ishan was an intern at the Berman Institute for two years. Prior to BI, his work experience included research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Unit, technician at an emergency room, and numerous volunteer positions in clinical settings.