Pratik Shah

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  • Research Scientist

Principal Investigator Media  Arts and Sciences

For most recent information, publications and ongoing research please see: https://www.pratiks.info/

Dr. Pratik Shah’s research program creates novel intersections between engineering, medical imaging, machine learning, and medicine in order to develop scalable and low-cost diagnostics and therapeutics. 

Ongoing research areas at MIT: 1) artificial intelligence and machine learning methods for the detection of cancer biomarkers using standard photographs vs. expensive medical images; 2) unorthodox artificial intelligence algorithms to design optimal and faster clinical trials to reduce adverse effects on patients; and 3) low-cost and open source imaging devices, paper diagnostics, algorithms, and mobile phones to improve public health. 

Clinical studies with Dr. Shah’s medical technologies have revealed “missing” sick patients, who would otherwise remain undiagnosed in conventional healthcare settings. Dr. Shah’s graduate and postdoctoral research has contributed to the discovery of a vaccine component to prevent pneumococcal (Streptococcus pneumoniae… View full description

Principal Investigator Media  Arts and Sciences

For most recent information, publications and ongoing research please see: https://www.pratiks.info/

Dr. Pratik Shah’s research program creates novel intersections between engineering, medical imaging, machine learning, and medicine in order to develop scalable and low-cost diagnostics and therapeutics. 

Ongoing research areas at MIT: 1) artificial intelligence and machine learning methods for the detection of cancer biomarkers using standard photographs vs. expensive medical images; 2) unorthodox artificial intelligence algorithms to design optimal and faster clinical trials to reduce adverse effects on patients; and 3) low-cost and open source imaging devices, paper diagnostics, algorithms, and mobile phones to improve public health. 

Clinical studies with Dr. Shah’s medical technologies have revealed “missing” sick patients, who would otherwise remain undiagnosed in conventional healthcare settings. Dr. Shah’s graduate and postdoctoral research has contributed to the discovery of a vaccine component to prevent pneumococcal (Streptococcus pneumoniae) diseases; the identification of new pathways, technologies, and metabolites as antimicrobials to target gastrointestinal infections; and the creation of a non-profit organization to deploy a low-cost water quality test for the developing world.  

Past acknowledgments include the American Society for Microbiology’s Raymond W. Sarber National Award, a Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospitals ECOR Fund for Medical Discovery postdoctoral fellowship, coverage by leading national and international news media outlets, and a TED talk. Dr. Shah has been an invited discussion leader at Gordon Research Seminars; a speaker at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, Gordon Research Conferences, and IEEE bioengineering conferences; and a peer reviewer for leading scientific publications and funding agencies. 

Dr. Shah has a BS, MS, and a PhD in Microbiology and completed his fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard,  and Harvard Medical School.