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Shreyas Shah

Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Member of Technical Staff, Physiological Communications


PhD, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2015)

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2010)


Shreyas Shah completed his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Ph.D. in Chemistry & Chemical Biology at Rutgers University. His doctoral research focused on developing nanomaterial-based approaches to manipulate cellular behaviors for applications in neural regeneration, drug delivery and optogenetics. His work has been published in various high impact peer-reviewed journals, and has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his achievements. Shreyas was extended an offer to join Bell Labs to launch a pioneering new research program in Physiological Communications. He is currently exploring new methodologies to extend beyond vital sign monitoring towards real-time monitoring of human biochemistry.

Research Interests

  • Biological Communications
  • Materials Science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optical Devices

Honors and Awards

2015    Bell Labs Nobel Prize Celebration – 1st Place Graduate Oral Presentation
2014    Thomas Reid Fellow Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Doctoral Research
2014    Gordon Research Conference Poster Award
2014    Theodore E. Madey Award for Best Student Poster Presentation
2014    Van Dyke Award for Excellence in Research
2013    NSF-IGERT on Stem Cells – Graduate Fellowship
2012    Material Research Society (MRS) Best Poster Award
2010    Rutgers University Outstanding Engineering Scholar

Selected Articles and Publications

1) Shah, S.; Solanki, A.; Lee, K.B. “Nanotechnology-based Approaches for Guiding Neural Regeneration.” Accounts of Chemical Research. (2016). 49:17-26.

2) Shah, S.; Liu, J.; Pasquale, N.; Lai, J.; McGowan, H.; Pang, Z.P.; Lee, K.B. “Hybrid Upconversion Nanomaterials for Optogenetic Neuronal Control.” Nanoscale. (2015). 7:16571-77.

3) Kim, T.H.*; Shah, S.*; Yang, L.; Yin, P.Y.; Hossain, M.; Conley, B.; Choi, J.W.; Lee, K.B. “Controlling Differentiation of Adipose-derived Stem Cells using Combinatorial Graphene Hybrid-Pattern Arrays.” ACS Nano. (2015). 9:3780-90.

4) Shah, S.; Yin, P.Y.; Uehara, T.M.; Chueng, S.T.; Yang, L.; Lee, K.B. “Guiding Stem Cell Differentiation into Oligodendrocytes using Graphene-Nanofiber Hybrid Scaffolds.” Advanced Materials. (2014). 26:3673-80.

5) Shah, S.; Sasmal, P.K.; Lee, K.B. “Photo-triggerable Hydrogel-Nanoparticle Hybrid Scaffolds for Remotely Controlled Drug Delivery.” Journal of Materials Chemistry B. (2014). 2:7685-93.

6) Shah, S.; Solanki, A.; Sasmal, P.K.; Lee, K.B. “Single Vehicular Delivery of siRNA and Small Molecules to Control Stem Cell Differentiation.” Journal of American Chemical Society. (2013). 135:15682-85.