Dr. Franky Dhaval Shah
Senior Scientific Officer & Head, Stem Cell Biology Lab

Email : franky.shah@gcriindia.org

Qualification : M.Sc. ,Ph.D. (Life science); Ph.D. Guiding Teacher (Life science)
Designation : Senior Scientific Officer & Head, Stem Cell Biology Lab
Specialization : Cancer Biology
Experience (in yrs.) : 25 years

Awards& Achievements:
Young Scientist award for the best poster presentation at National symposium on Recent Trends in cellular research held at Saurashtra university, Rajkot on March 9, 2009.
First Prize for the poster presentation at 2nd International Symposium on Translational Cancer Research, held at Lonavala, Mumbai during December 9-12, 2007.
First Prize for the best oral presentation at 7th National Conference of Society of Science and Environment, held at Udaipur September 17-18th, 2005.
Dr. T. B. Patel Young Research Scientist Award(GOLD MEDAL) at The Gujarat Cancer Society, Ahmedabad, for the best intra organizational publication,2003.
IACR-Rajanikant Baxi Award for the best poster Presentation at 20th Annual Convention of Indian Association for Cancer Research held at Ahmedabad during 19-21st January 2001

Total 49: Original Article-45, Review Article -2, Book Chapter-1, Conference Abstract-1
Publication in State Journal:3
Publication in National Journal:7
Publication in International journal :39

Short term course on Cancer Genetics, December 2016.
Indo-American Cancer Association Travelling fellowship 2nd February 2015 –13th March 2016, at MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA
Participated in workshop on “Writing Research Proposal” Organized by IIAR, February 3-4, 2011.
Participated in work shop on “Mammalian cell culture: A laboratory training course” supported by GSBTM and organized by B. V. Patel PERD centre from June 16-19, 2010
Participated in short term course and workshop on “Molecular and Genetic Diagnostic Techniques and Clinical Implications” conducted by Reliance Life Sciences at Dhirubhai Ambani life Sciences Centre, Navi Mumbai from January 16-20, 2006.

Area of Interest:
The main area of interest is to study molecular pathogenesis of cancer and regulation of cancer progression by looking to various signal transduction pathways. Role of vitamin D signaling pathway in breast cancer.  To discover role of stem cells/ cancer stem cells in therapeutic resistance of cancer. To carry out Invitro model for Cancer stem cell to predict drug response and resistance. To study epigenetic regulation of various signaling pathways by miRNAS and methylation studies in various cancer. To study various DNA damage and repair mechanism in cancer. Identifying role of genetics in hereditary cancers