Shalin Shah

Graduate Student & Research Assistant
Duke University

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Shalin Shah is a graduate student at Duke University pursuing a doctoral degree from the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE). At Duke University, he works with Prof. John Reif (AAAS Fellow 2003, Rosenberg Tulip Award Winner 2005) to develop a DNA-based reporting framework for single-molecular systems. His research interest lies at the intersection of computer-science and DNA nanotechnology. Currently, his research focuses on studying DNA systems immobilized on a glass surface and how one can harness DNA’s programmable nature to model, design, simulate, and demonstrate single-molecular reporters. He often uses Python, Java, and Matlab to solve several programming challenges and automate parts of his research

Prior joining Duke, he was an undergraduate student at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) where he received his bachelor’s degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). His undergraduate research, primarily supervised by Prof. Manish Gupta, focused on developing software tools and algorithms for applications in the field of DNA nanoscience. His thesis focused on developing a C-like trans-compiler for DNA-based chemical systems represented using XML files.

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