PhD candidate Jamshaid Shahir shares about his research on how to heal a broken heart, a path that is positioning him for a role in the sciences at the frontier of his discipline and for a career in computational biology.
PhD candidate Jamshaid Shahir is pursuing a graduate degree in the Bioinformatics & Computational Biology program, a subset of the Biological & Biomedical Sciences program (BBSP), housed in the UNC School of Medicine. Much like how we choose what personal and professional path to follow in life, Shahir’s research broadly investigates how stem cells make decisions. As a fellow with The Graduate School’s Royster Society of Fellows, which recruits top doctoral students to UNC-Chapel Hill, Shahir’s area of research — better understanding the intricacies of how embryonic stem cells divide and the ramifications for what cells they turn into — is positioning him for a role in the sciences at the frontier of his discipline. You can read more about his story here.