B.S. Chemical Engineering, MIT 2005
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, UC Berkeley 2011
Dr. Priya Shah is an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at UC Davis. She works at the intersection of these two disciplines, applying quantitative systems biology tools to study biological processes with a focus on virus-host interactions. Dr. Shah grew up in Toledo, Ohio, and had her first research experience in a biochemistry lab at University of Toledo. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley with David Schaffer. Dr. Shah did her postdoc in systems virology at UCSF with Nevan Krogan and Raul Andino. When not doing science, she enjoys improvising 90s music into songs about family members (usually the dog).