About Nano


Joseph P. Nano is a Syrian American living in Maine. Nano is a student, author, and researcher. He enjoys writing and has published over 100 pieces of writing on his website, including essays, short stories, poems, and response papers. Nano is fascinated by science and is the first Boston College student to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, B.S. and Neuroscience, B.S.
Nano continues to further his education and hopes to become a very successful surgeon someday.


Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine

Dartmouth Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Boston College, Biology B.S. and Neuroscience B.S.

SMCC, Mathematics A.A.

Falmouth High School in Maine, with Magna Cum Laude


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 2022

Maine Medical Center Research Institute 2021

Southern Maine Community College Tutoring Center 2021

Harvard University School of Dental Medicine 2020

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs 2016-2020

Boston College-EMS 2016-2020

Brigham and Women’s Hospital 2018-2020


Arabic (Native), English (Native), and French (Advanced working proficiency)


2023 Social Justice Award at Dartmouth College

2023 Henry Masters Award at Dartmouth College

2022 Dartmouth Institute Merit Scholarship at Dartmouth College

2022 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Southern Maine Community College

2019 Mary S. and Edmund H. SHEA, JR. FAMILY Pops Scholarship at Boston College

2018 Mary S. and Edmund H. SHEA, JR. FAMILY Pops Scholarship at Boston College

2017 Nicholas H. Woods Ever to Excel Award at Boston College “for demonstrating initiative, motivation, and potential for continued student leadership within the university.”

2013, 2014, and 2015 Outstanding Student Awards in French and Mathematics

Boston College Dean’s List: First Honors


Controversies in Biology and Neuroscience, First Author 2022

Flowers Are People, Too Part II: Reality, First Author 2021

Flowers Are People, Too Part I, First Author 2016


Nano, J.N., Ghaly, M.H., & Fan, W. (2022). Lessons From Early COVID-19: Associations with Undergraduate Students’ Academic Performance, Social Life, and Mental Health in the United States. International Journal of Public Health, 67:1604806.