Pratik Shah

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  • Research Scientist

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

Dr. Pratik Shah develops unorthodox artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions for drug discovery, clinical trials and biomarker imaging (“BioImageMarkers”). Dr. Shah’s research projects include; 1) detection of biomarkers for cancer and other diseases from standard photographs vs. expensive medical images; 2) artificial intelligence toolboxes which use small datasets to discover drug candidates and predict their efficacy as well as for designing successful clinical trials; 3) medical imaging systems which use non-ionizing radiations to image patients instead of X-rays and CT-scan. Clinical trials with these technologies have demonstrated impact and benefit to patients by identifying “Missing sick” individuals who otherwise remain undiagnosed in conventional healthcare settings. 

Pratik mentors and advises several Boston area and MIT Medical technology startups. 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… View full description

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

Dr. Pratik Shah develops unorthodox artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions for drug discovery, clinical trials and biomarker imaging (“BioImageMarkers”). Dr. Shah’s research projects include; 1) detection of biomarkers for cancer and other diseases from standard photographs vs. expensive medical images; 2) artificial intelligence toolboxes which use small datasets to discover drug candidates and predict their efficacy as well as for designing successful clinical trials; 3) medical imaging systems which use non-ionizing radiations to image patients instead of X-rays and CT-scan. Clinical trials with these technologies have demonstrated impact and benefit to patients by identifying “Missing sick” individuals who otherwise remain undiagnosed in conventional healthcare settings. 

Pratik mentors and advises several Boston area and MIT Medical technology startups. 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 low-cost water quality test for the developing world. Pratik is the recipient of a national award from the American Society for Microbiology and an independent fellowship award from Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shah 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.