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  • Rushil Shah, MBBS, DNB, MHS

    Rushil Shah, MBBS, DNB, MHS

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Cardiovascular Medicine

    BioRushil Shah, MBBS, DNB, MHS is actively pursuing a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University, CA awarded by the prestigious American Heart Association AF SFRN.

    Rushil Shah is currently engaged in several significant research projects at Stanford University such as Purkinje Fiber Modulation for treating Ventricular Fibrillation (VF), Magnetocardiography in patients with cardiac arrhythmias, MRI-guided Stereotactic Radio ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia, Creating an MRI-compatible Large animal isolated heart model (Langendorff’s Apparatus), and pulsed field ablation (PFA) of the heart. Up until now they were also working on developing a Shared Decision-Making Tool for AF Stroke Prevention as part of the ENHANCE-AF trial under Paul J. Wang, MD.

    Rushil recently completed another three-year long Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, United States. Rushil conducted translational research centered on advancements in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, VT Ablation, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Sarcoidosis, Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation and Hypothermia Induction in the animal experiment lab at Johns Hopkins under the supervision of Harikrishna Tandri, MD, FACC.

    Rushil secured his master’s degree in Medical Immunology & Molecular Microbiology from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School in Baltimore, MD, USA.

    Previously, Rushil attended medical school at the Topiwala National Medical College & B.Y.L Nair Hospital in Mumbai, India and subsequently, completed his three-years of medicine residency there. Additionally, Dr. Shah has some experience of working as a Hospitalist in a Cardiology Care Unit (CCU) under the supervision of Yash Lokhandwala, MD, DM at Bandra HFH in Mumbai.

    Dr. Shah recently got ECFMG-certified to actively practice medicine in the United States. Rushil is a member of the American Heart Association, Dallas, TX and the Heart Rhythm Society in Washington DC. Rushil aspires to complete his cardiology training and become a cardiac electrophysiologist here in the United States.

  • Kat Adams Shannon

    Kat Adams Shannon

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychology

    BioKat studies how young children adapt their attention and learning behaviors to best match different early environments, with particular focus on understanding variability and strengths in contexts of early adversity. A key aim of her research is to create and collaborate on innovative uses of technology and statistical methods to support education and developmental science.

  • Disha Sharma

    Disha Sharma

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Cardiovascular Medicine

    BioI am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Thomas Quertermous at Stanford University. I have joined the lab with more than 7 years of research experience in the field of computational biology wherein I have worked with multi-omics data for multiple diseases to get a deeper understanding of the disease identification and progression.
    My background in engineering and bioinformatics provide an excellent background for the studies proposed in this application, which proposes to investigate the genetics and genomics of smooth muscle cell biology in the context of vascular disease. I first pursued a Bachelor's in Biotechnology program at one of the premier institutes in India, Banasthali Vidyapeeth and received my degree in 2007. After qualifying with the IIT-JAM exam in 2010, I joined the Master’s in Science (Biotechnology) program at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in a program of engineering and technology. After my Master's, I joined Dr. Vinod Scaria’s lab at CSIR-IGIB as a Project Fellow. During the tenure as Project fellow from 2012-2014, I had the opportunity to work with different transcriptomics data from model organisms including zebrafish, rat and human cell lines to understand the role of long non-coding RNAs and miRNAs. I also worked on clinical datasets of autoimmune disorders. With one and half years of research experience and a UGC fellowship awarded through the NET-JRF examination, I continued working with Dr. Vinod Scaria to pursue my PhD. My research interest for the degree focused on the identification and characterization of circular RNAs, and this work has now been published in multiple manuscripts listed below. Over the years at CSIR-IGIB, I have had the chance to work on interesting ideas with multiple collaborating groups. One of them was Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbu, with whom I worked to understand the transcript-level interactions between mitochondria and the nucleus, using zebrafish as a model organism.
    In view of my interest in the translational aspects of biology, I obtained the opportunity to work as part of the GUaRDIAN Consortium with Dr. Vinod Scaria and Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbu at CSIR-IGIB. This pioneering project is the largest network of researchers and clinicians in India pursuing sequencing patient DNAs to identify rare SNVs and structural variants responsible for muscular dystrophy in these patients. In the interest of advancing genomics in clinical and healthcare settings, I was selected as Intel Fellow 2019 to work for the Intel-IGIB collaboration focussing on “Accelerating Clinical Analysis and Interpretation of Genomic Data through advanced tools/libraries”. Our project was selected among top 3 from 50 premier research institutes and I was awarded the Intel-India Fellowship for a year to pursue this project. I was also part of the core team of IndiGen (Genomes for Public Health in India). With the spread of COVID-19 around the world, our group contributed by sequencing and analysing COVID19 genomes to get a better understanding of the disease and I had the opportunity to be part of the core team to analyse the viral sequencing datasets and viral assembly.
    I am extremely pleased to have joined the Quertermous lab at Stanford to the study of the molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. Work that I am pursuing in this laboratory, and proposed in this application, are directly in line with my personal aspiration to start an independent career in the field of scientific research to work on projects with high translational value and of interest to the public health.

  • Saurabh Sharma

    Saurabh Sharma

    Postdoctoral Scholar, General and Vascular Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe develop strategies to transport immunotherapeutic molecules across the blood-brain barrier for imaging and treating brain metastatic cancer. Currently, under the mentorship of Dr. Amanda Kirane, I have continued my work in cancer-targeted nanotechnology for the treatment of melanoma brain metastases. Immunotherapy of small peptides, small molecules.

  • Seth Andrew Sharp

    Seth Andrew Sharp

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Endocrinology and Metabolism

    BioSeth is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Translational Genomics of Diabetes lab located at Stanford Research Park under the supervision of Professor Anna Gloyn. Seth completed a B.E. in Applied Mathematics before studying a PhD at the University of Exeter with Dr Richard Oram where he researched the use of genetics to predict common autoimmune disorders. Seth studied at the Alan Turing Institute in London where he used machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to predict autoimmunity and has worked collaboratively to improve screening of Type 1 diabetes from birth. Seth's postdoctoral studies focus on using genetic, transcriptomic and epigenetic data to understand the mechanisms by which both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes occur in the human pancreas. He is also interested in ways to quantify genetic risk such as polygenic risk scores and their application in both research and clinic.

  • Sushruta Surappa

    Sushruta Surappa

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Radiology

    BioSushruta Surappa is a postdoctoral researcher at the Canary Center for Early Cancer Detection at Stanford University. His current research focuses on developing various MEMS-based tools for the separation and capture of extracellular vesicles for medical diagnostics. Sushruta received his MS (‘15) and PhD (‘21) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, where he developed a new class of nonlinear MEMS transducers with applications in wireless power transfer, sensing and energy harvesting. He is passionate about developing low-cost, miniature technologies for medical diagnostics and is a keen proponent of science communication.

  • Xiwei She

    Xiwei She

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurology and Neurological Sciences

    BioDr. Xiwei She is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Neurology. He received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2013, and his M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2016. Worked as a research assistant at the USC Neural Modeling and Interface Laboratory, he received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2022. After graduation, he joined Stanford University as a postdoctoral scholar at the Pediatric Neurostimulation Laboratory (Baumer Lab) and Wu Tsai Neuroscience Institute.
    His research interests are largely directed toward identifying the causal relationship of neurons/brain regions and understanding how information is encoded in neural signals by employing machine learning models. Specifically, his postdoc research focuses on applying machine learning modeling techniques on EEG and TMS-EEG data to better understand the impact of interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) on brain activity in children with childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (CECTS).

  • Jou-Ho Shih

    Jou-Ho Shih

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Genetics

    Bio2011 B.S., Life Science, National Tsing Hwa University, Taiwan
    2019 Ph.D., Genome and Systems Biology Degree Program, National Taiwan University, Taiwan; Advisor: Dr. Yuh-Shan Jou
    2019-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; Advisor: Dr. Yuh-Shan Jou
    2020-present Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. Genetics, Stanford University, CA; Advisor: Dr. Michael Snyder

  • Zahra Shokri Varniab

    Zahra Shokri Varniab

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Radiology

    BioZahra Shokri Varniab, MD, studied medicine at Tehran University of Medicine Sciences, Iran, and earned her medical degree in 2020. Her goal in novel cellular and molecular imaging is to develop novel in vivo imaging approaches to visualize, characterize and quantify molecular and cellular processes involved in developing brain tumors. She intends to utilize non-invasive imaging techniques to assess tumor microenvironment to understand their role in cancer, develop a method for determining tumor profiles, and also using brain MR Imaging to assess treatment response. She hopes cancer to be history.

  • Mahasish Shome

    Mahasish Shome

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Genetics

    BioI am a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Genetics working in Dr. Michael Snyder’s lab. My research interest revolves around studying humoral immunity to understand disease pathology. I am currently working on Postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) patients who experienced various symptoms after COVID infection and vaccination. We looked into the antibody profile of this cohort and also the B cell receptor (BCR) repertoire for possible clonal expansion. We are specifically trying to understand if there is an autoimmune component leading to these symptoms observed in PASC cohort. We also plan to decipher the reason behind some individuals having symptoms after vaccination while others do not.
    I am also interested in inflammatory bowel disease pathology and how gut microbiome plays a role in disease progression. I am focusing on Adherent Invasive Escherichia Coli as a pathobiont microbe target.

  • Pilleriin Sikka

    Pilleriin Sikka

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPilleriin's main research interests focus on emotions and emotion regulation, mental well-being, sleep and dreaming, and consciousness. More specifically, she conducts research on the nature and continuity of emotions and emotion regulation across the wake-sleep cycle and how these are related to health and well-being. She also strives to understand the psychology and neurobiology of peace of mind as an aspect of mental well-being. In her research Pilleriin uses a multidisciplinary and multilevel framework that draws on the concepts, theories, and methods from the fields of philosophy, psychology, (affective) neuroscience, and (molecular) biology, and integrates different research areas, such as emotion research, sleep and dream research, consciousness research, and well-being research.

  • Prakamya Singal

    Prakamya Singal

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry

    BioPrakamya is an M.D. physician-scientist from New Delhi, India who joined the Brain Stimulation Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2023. She completed her M.D. at the prestigious Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital in 2021 and gained extensive clinical experience treating hundreds of patients with severe psychiatric disorders using pharmacotherapy and neuromodulation therapies. She was a frontline worker during the pandemic in India and co-founded an online telehealth service providing accessible healthcare to thousands of people in remote areas.

    Her interest in Psychiatry is fuelled by her curiosity surrounding the mysteries of neurobiological mechanisms underlying mental disorders. As a primary caregiver of a parent with mental illness, her dream is to pursue a career in research and identify novel therapies and potential diagnostic biomarkers that can aid diagnosis, early screening and evidence-based medicine, and help patients understand their illness better.
    Some of her work focuses on exploring the potential utility of neurotrophic growth factors in patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the use of an AI-based screening tool using subtle behavioural markers to help screen children with Autism at an early age in remote areas. She joined the coveted All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi as the leading Scientist at the Centre for Advanced Research and Excellence in Neuromodulation. Her work there focused on exploring the efficacy and safety of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in various disorders such as schizophrenia, somatic symptom disorder, mood disorders, and stroke, and combining neuromodulation modalities with other interventional tools such as nanoparticles, assistive rehabilitation robotics and psychological and cognitive assessment tools.
    When not working, Prakamya enjoys travelling, painting, exercising, reading and attempting to cook palatable food.

  • Benjamin Singer

    Benjamin Singer

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Infectious Diseases

    BioBen Singer is a postdoctoral scholar with interests in mathematical epidemiology and global public health. Ben's research career began with an internship at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, where he applied quantitative skills he had learnt studying physics at the University of Oxford to the study of nematode locomotion. Ben further pursued quantitative methods in life sciences in the Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership at the University of Oxford, earning a DPhil (PhD equivalent) in mathematical methods for evaluating pandemic risk and control. During these studies he maintained an interest in global public health policy, interning with the UK government's Department for International Development, where he developed models of international COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Ben is now working in Nathan Lo's research group at Stanford, creating infectious disease models informing public health policy for schistosomiasis, hepatitis E, and other infections.

  • Gulshan Singh

    Gulshan Singh

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Gastroenterology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy current research interest is to understand the host-microbial pathways in intestinal inflammation. I am working to explore cellular heterogeneity at single immune cell level in systemic and local regions of the intestine that are associated with different Inflammatory bowel disease conditions.