Priya Shah

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Assistant Professor


Engineering Chemical &Material
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Offices and Labs

249 Briggs Hall, Davis, CA 95616
3002 Bainer Hall, Davis, CA 95616
247 Briggs Hall, Davis, CA 95616


2011 Ph.D. Chemical Engineering University of California, Berkeley
2005 B.Sc. Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Systems Biology of Virus-Host Networks

Systems and Synthetic Biology of Autophagy


2014 NIAID NRSA F32 Postdoctoral Fellow
2010 Society of Women Engineers Graduate Scholarship
2007 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley
2005 NSF IGERT Graduate Fellowship, UC Berkeley (declined)
2005 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
2005 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
2005 Roger de Friez Hunneman Prize for Outstanding Scholarship and Research, MIT
2004 Tau Beta Pi


  • De Maio FA, Risso G, Iglesias NG, Shah P, Pozzi B, Gebhard LG, Mammi P, Mancini E, Yanovsky MJ, Andino R, Krogan N, Srebrow A, Gamarnik AV. (2016) The Dengue Virus NS5 Protein Intrudes in the Cellular Spliceosome and Modulates Splicing. PLoS Pathogens 12(8):e1005841.

  • Heaton NS, Moshkina N, Fenouil R, Gardner TJ, Aguirre S, Shah PS, Zhao N, Manganaro L, Hultquist JF, Noel J, Sachs D, Sachs DH, Hamilton J, Leon PE, Chawdury A, Tripathi S, Melegari C, Campisi L, Hai R, Metreveli G, Gamarnik AV, García-Sastre A, Greenbaum B, Simon V, Fernandez-Sesma A, Krogan NJ, Mulder LC, van Bakel H, Tortorella D, Taunton J, Palese P, Marazzi I. (2016) Targeting Viral Proteostasis Limits Influenza Virus, HIV, and Dengue Virus Infection. Immunity 44(1):46-58.

  • Shah PS, Wojcechowskyj JA, Eckhardt M, Krogan NJ. (2015) Comparative mapping of host-pathogen protein-protein interactions. Current Opinion in Microbiology 27:62-8.

  • Ramage HR, Kumar GR, Verschueren E, Johnson JR, Von Dollen J, Johnson T, Newton B, Shah P, Horner J, Krogan NJ, Ott M. (2015) A combined proteomics/genomics approach links hepatitis C virus infection with nonsense-mediated mRNA decay. Molecular Cell 57(2):329-40.

  • Miller-Jensen K, Skupsky R, Shah PS, Arkin AP, Schaffer DV. (2013) Genetic selection for context-dependent stochastic phenotypes: Sp1 and TATA mutations increase phenotypic noise in HIV-1 gene expression. PLoS Computational Biology 9(7):e1003135.

  • Shah PS, Pham NP, Schaffer DV. (2012) HIV develops indirect cross-resistance to combinatorial RNAi targeting two distinct and spatially distant sites. Molecular Therapy : The Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy 20(4):840-8.

  • Ashton RS, Conway A, Pangarkar C, Bergen J, Lim KI, Shah P, Bissell M, Schaffer DV. (2012) Astrocytes regulate adult hippocampal neurogenesis through ephrin-B signaling. Nature Neuroscience 15(10):1399-406.

  • Burnett JC, Miller-Jensen K, Shah PS, Arkin AP, Schaffer DV. (2009) Control of stochastic gene expression by host factors at the HIV promoter. PLoS Pathogens 5(1):e1000260.

  • Leonard JN, Shah PS, Burnett JC, Schaffer DV. (2008) HIV evades RNA interference directed at TAR by an indirect compensatory mechanism. Cell Host & Microbe 4(5):484-94.

  • Brault PA, Kariapper MS, Pham CV, Flowers RA, Gunning WT, Shah P, Funk MO. () Protein micelles from lipoxygenase 3. Biomacromolecules 3(4):649-54.

  • Vahedi-Faridi A, Brault PA, Shah P, Kim YW, Dunham WR, Funk MO. (2004) Interaction between non-heme iron of lipoxygenases and cumene hydroperoxide: basis for enzyme activation, inactivation, and inhibition. Journal of the American Chemical Society 126(7):2006-15.