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Computational Biologist | Science Communicator | Technical Writer

Jamshaid Shahir, PhD

I am a computational biologist and technical writer. I completed my PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I trained graph neural networks to quantify how response cells were to external perturbations, and used multiplexed imaging to study the role of the cell cycle in embryonic development. I am very passionate about employing data science techniques to solve critical biological problems with clinical relevance. 

Outside of research, I enjoy playing piano and traveling, as well as writing about genomics and machine learning on my blog at