Systems Virology Meets Engineering

We use quantitative approaches to study how viruses "hijack" cells and how cells respond to viral infection. We also build new systems to quantitatively measure these cellular responses and hijack (control) cells synthetically.

Virus-Host Interactions

We study how viruses hijack cellular processes through virus-host protein interactions, and how this contributes to virus replication and pathogenesis

Biomolecular Engineering and Synthetic Biology

Viruses hijack cellular pathways so they can replicate. We use synthetic biology to control these same cellular pathways for biotechnology and biomedical applications


Welcome to the Shah Lab! We use systems and synthetic biology to study how viruses control cells and build our own cellular controls.