We are super excited (and a bit relieved) to announce that our lab's research will be supported by an NIH R35 grant (ESI-MIRA) for the next 5 years. We now have several open positions for both postdocs and graduate students. Informal enquiries welcome!

Sagara Wijeratne starts as a lab assistant in the Shah Lab. He will be developing computational pipelines for analyzing ribosome-profiling datasets, while preparing to join MD/PhD programs for his graduate studies. Welcome aboard!

Yay! Tongji Xing passed her qualifying exam with flying colors today. She will be working on building and studying integrated models of transcription and translation for her dissertation.

We are excited that to announce the arrival of the first lab baby - Eleanor Kasza. Huge congratulations to Tongji Xing and Thomas Kasza!

We are very thrilled that Tongji Xing has decided to join the Shah Lab for her Ph.D. She is going to study dynamics of protein synthesis for her graduate studies.

We are excited that Tongji Xing is going to be rotating in the Shah Lab for the next two months. She is currently developing computational tools for analyzing ribosome-profiling datasets.

Welcome to the lab Tongji!

2 Jun 2016 by Shah

Premal will be training on how to become an effective teacher/instructor at 2016 Hemsley/National Academies Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching at UConn.

Immediately following the Summer Institute, Premal will be traveling to Austin, TX to attend the Evolution meeting.

The lab has doubled in size, again!

Two fantastic genetics majors - Albert Sultan and Darya Pavlenko - have joined the Shah Lab. Albert's research will focus on how genomic GC content influences amino acid usage and therefore protein evolution. Darya's reserach will focus on the role of context-dependence on codon usage in bacteria.