Dr. Sanjiv Shah is a microbiologist with National Homeland Security Research Center, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He is leading research on biothreat detection from environmental and water samples. Since 1998, he has been actively contributing to the biodefense research, especially, in the development of analytical methods, and development, and test and evaluation of biosensors technologies for rapid, specific, sensitive, and high-throughput detection of biothreat agents. He is a member of many interagency biodefense/homeland security expert panels, committees, and work groups. He has biodefense research collaborations with CDC, and National Laboratories.
He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Microbiology. While working for industries and premier research institutions such as the NIH, University of Maryland Medical School, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center of the U.S. Army, and the U.S. EPA-NHSRC, he has enriched his basic and applied research experience in molecular biology, molecular neurobiology, antibiotic fermentation technology, and biodefense. He has published his research in several international journals and reports.