Assistant Professor Priya Shah
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
249 Briggs Hall
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Mapping and engineering biological networks using systems and synthetic biology
The Shah Lab uses viruses and engineering principles to perturb and control biological networks. We are interested in exploring two major questions:
- How do flaviviruses hijack host machinery to facilitate their own replication?
- Can we control these biological networks for biomedical and biotechnology applications?
We use complementary techniques of global proteomics, genetics, high-throughput sequencing, microscopy and synthetic biology to tackle these questions.