Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories

The Sohrab Shah Lab

Research

Sohrab Shah
Sohrab Shah, PhD

The Shah lab focuses on the major topics of cancer evolution, single cell genomics and transcriptomics, mutational processes and prediction of drug response. We are interested in the major questions which underpin the cellular dynamics of cancer. Why do some cancer patients respond to treatment, while others succumb to their disease? Why are some treatments effective initially, but fail over time? How do cancer cells acquire the ability to spread from one part of the body to another? These are the fundamental yet unresolved questions which limit our understanding of cancer progression. Viewing cancer progression through the lens of evolution, our approach centers on studying cancer cells as fundamental units of information encoding biological properties that evolve in different contexts. At Memorial Sloan Kettering we are leveraging single cell technologies and cellular imaging combined with development and deployment of state of the art machine learning tools to study the cellular dynamics of cancer in patients before, during and after treatment. Our work cross cuts basic and translational science including technology and computational methods development with application to biological and clinical problems in ovarian and breast cancer.

Research Projects

Sohrab Shah Lab Group

Publications

People

Sohrab Shah

Sohrab Shah, PhD

  • The Shah Lab studies cancer evolution and response to treatment through high density genomics coupled with advanced computational methods such as machine learning and Bayesian statistical models.
  • PhD, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Members

Sohrab Shah
Sohrab Shah

Chief of Computational Oncology

Kevin Boehm
Kevin Boehm

Graduate Research Student

Douglas Abrams
Douglas Abrams

Bioinformatics Software Engineer I

Cynthia Berry
Cynthia Berry

Associate Director, Translational Research Programs

Viktoria Bojilova
Viktoria Bojilova

Bioinformatics Software Engineer I

Nicholas Ceglia
Nicholas Ceglia

Computational Biologist, Sr II

Tyler Funnell
Tyler Funnell

Graduate Research Assistant

Diljot Grewal
Diljot Grewal

Bioinformatics Software Engineer IV

Eli Havasov
Eli Havasov

Data Engineer

Minsoo Kim
Minsoo Kim

Graduate Research Assistant

Samantha Leung
Samantha Leung

Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Jamie Lim
Jamie Lim

Research Assistant

Andrew McPherson
Andrew McPherson

Assistant Attending

Kevin Nguyern
Kevin Nguyen

Bioinformatics Software Engineer I

Maryam Pourmaleki
Maryam Pourmaleki

Graduate Research Assistant

Cristina Radu

Administrative Assistant

Nicole Rusk
Nicole Rusk

Managing Editor/Grant Writer

Hongyu Shi
Hongyu Shi

Graduate Research Assistant

Florian Uhlitz
Florian Uhlitz

Research Fellow

Ignacio Vazquez-Garcia
Ignacio Vazquez-Garcia

Research Fellow

Adam Weiner
Adam Weiner

Graduate Research Assistant

Yesenia (Yessie) Werner
Yesenia (Yessie) Werner

Project Coordinator

Marc Williams
Marc Williams

Research Fellow

Lab Alumni
Allen Zhang
Allen Zhang

Graduate Research Assistant

Lab Affilations

Achievements

  • Susan B Komen Scholar (2018)
  • Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers (2018)

Open Positions

Faculty Positions in Computational Oncology

The Computational Oncology Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is inviting applications for tenure track faculty positions at the level of Assistant and Associate Member.

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Sohrab Shah discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Contextual Genomics Inc
    Ownership / Equity Interests; Provision of Services

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