Pratik Shah

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  • Research Scientist

Principal Investigator Media Arts and Sciences/ Co-PI Camera Culture Group

Please see personal website for updated information, research projects and publications: www.pratiks.info

Dr. Pratik Shah combines biomarker imaging, antibiotic development, vaccine discovery with artificial intelligence to develop next-generation of medical technology solutions for worldwide deployment.  Pratik aims to provide care to the “Missing sick” living in resource-limited settings by unorthodox imaging of novel diseases biomarkers (“BioImageMarkers”) and leveraging machine learning powered platforms to create digital repository and automated primary care for millions. He is also developing unconventional “hardware soft” and “software heavy” non-ionizing clinical imaging modalities to reduce use of X-Rays, and a TensorFlow like platform for antibiotic discovery. Pratik mentors several Boston area and MIT health technology startups, judges MIT100K entrepreneurship competitions. His graduate and postdoctoral research led to the discovery of a new vaccine component to protect against bacterial pneumonia, identification of several novel p… View full description

Principal Investigator Media Arts and Sciences/ Co-PI Camera Culture Group

Please see personal website for updated information, research projects and publications: www.pratiks.info

Dr. Pratik Shah combines biomarker imaging, antibiotic development, vaccine discovery with artificial intelligence to develop next-generation of medical technology solutions for worldwide deployment.  Pratik aims to provide care to the “Missing sick” living in resource-limited settings by unorthodox imaging of novel diseases biomarkers (“BioImageMarkers”) and leveraging machine learning powered platforms to create digital repository and automated primary care for millions. He is also developing unconventional “hardware soft” and “software heavy” non-ionizing clinical imaging modalities to reduce use of X-Rays, and a TensorFlow like platform for antibiotic discovery. Pratik mentors several Boston area and MIT health technology startups, judges MIT100K entrepreneurship competitions. His graduate and postdoctoral research led to the discovery of a new vaccine component to protect against bacterial pneumonia, identification of several novel pathways and metabolites associated with gastrointestinal infections and a rapid, low-cost water quality test for the developing world. Pratik is the recipient of a national award from the American Society for Microbiology, as well as an independent fellowship award from Massachusetts General Hospital. Pratik holds a BS, MS and a PhD in Microbiology and completed fellowship training at The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.