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Sohrab Shah
Sohrab Shah, PhD


Professor

Sohrab Shah is the Chief of Computational Oncology in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Shah received a PhD in computer science from the University of British Columbia in 2008 and developed his research program in computational biology at BC Cancer Agency and the University of British Columbia starting in 2010. His research focuses on developing and using computational methods to understand cancer evolution and treatment response. This encompasses advanced machine learning and Bayesian statistical methods to analyze and interpret large-scale datasets in cancer research. At MSK, Dr. Shah is building new and innovative capacity in computational methods across the spectrum of data-intensive research activity. This includes multimodal data integration such as genomics and imaging, high-resolution single-cell genomics, and transcriptomics. His translational focus lies in breast cancer and ovarian cancer, in which he has pioneered discovery of prognostic mutational signatures and large-scale studies of mutational landscapes and evolution of these cancers. Dr. Shah is a former Canada Research Chair, is a Komen Scholar, and holds the Nicholls-Biondi Endowed Chair in Computational Oncology at MSK.

Research Projects

Sohrab Shah Lab Group

Publications

People

Sohrab Shah

Sohrab Shah, PhD



Professor

  • 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

Cynthia Berry
Cynthia Berry

Financial Manager

Viktoria Bojilova
Viktoria Bojilova

Bioinformatics Software Engineer I

Nicholas Ceglia
Nicholas Ceglia

Bioinformatics Software Engineer III

Tyler Funnell
Tyler Funnell

Graduate Research Assistant

Diljot Grewal
Diljot Grewal

Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Minsoo Kim
Minsoo Kim

Graduate Research Assistant

Samantha Leung
Samantha Leung

Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Jamie Lim
Jamie Lim

Research Assistant

Andrew McPherson

Assistant Attending Computational Oncologist

Arfath Pasha
Arfath Pasha

Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Spencer Vatrt-Watts
Spencer Vatrt-Watts

Bioinformatics Software Engineer I

Ignacio Vazquez-Garcia
Ignacio Vazquez-Garcia

Research Fellow

Yesenia (Yessie) Werner
Yesenia (Yessie) Werner

Project Coordinator

Allen Zhang
Allen Zhang

Graduate Research Assistant

Lab Affilations

Achievements

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

Open Positions

Career Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Metabolism and Genomics We are seeking candidates for a joint postdoctoral fellowship in the Reznik and Shah laboratories at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) to study tumor metabolism and genetics using single cell approaches.

Apply now

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.

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Sohrab Shah discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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

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