Osama Shiraz Shah, Ph.D.
Dr. Shah got his BS Biology from Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering @ LUMS, Pakistan. His undergraduate research focused on utilizing mathematical modeling for in-silico perturbation analysis of colorectal cancer pathway towards identification of effective drug treatment combinations.
In 2018, he started his PhD in Integrative Systems Biology @ School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. His PhD work focused on utilizing multi-omic assays (including bulk, single cell and spatial transcriptomics) and bioinformatic analyses to uncover molecular underpinnings of understudied subtypes of breast cancers and investigate clinically actionable alterations in metastatic breast cancers for enabling precision medicine.
Currently, as a Postdoctoral Associate, Dr. Shah is working on molecular characterization of pre-clinical models of invasive lobular breast cancers, an understudied subtype of breast cancer, towards expanding the list of available and well-characterized cell lines for modeling the progression and treatment response of this disease and enabling development of its precision therapies.