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About Us

Eshah Tushit Shah

Eshah Tushit Shah

Positions

  • PhD Candidate, APCRC-Q, Queensland University of Technology

Contact Details

Phone
+61 7 3443 7232
Linkedin profile
https://www.linkedin.com/in/eshatshah/

Qualifications

M.App.Sci (Research), Cell and Molecular Biology, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2015

B. Tech. Biotechnology, D. Y. Patil University, India, 2012

Biography

Ms Esha Shah completed her Masters studies at APCRC-Q in November 2014 under the supervision of Drs Hollier and Gunter, Prof Nelson and A/Prof Williams. Her Masters thesis was entitled ‘Identifying new treatments for castrate resistant prostate cancer’.  In 2015, Ms Shah commenced her PhD studies at APCRC-Q under the supervision of Prof Chopin. Her PhD thesis investigates ghrelin sense and antisense ghrelin isoforms in cancer.

Awards and grants

Awards

Year

Title

2017

Best Abstract Award at ESA-SRB 2017

2017

Travel Grant – Faculty of Health, QUT

2015

ARC Discovery Scholarship and HDR Tuition Fee Waiver

2013

Real World Application award at IHBI Inspires 2013

2013   

Supervisor’s Scholarship and HDR Tuition Fee Waiver

 

Research interests

Ghrelin, cancer, drug repositioning, drug discovery

Current research projects

Identifying the role of ghrelin locus including sense and antisense genes in prostate cancer. 

Top publications

M.L. Maugham, P.B. Thoma, G.J. Crisp, L.K. Philp, E.T. Shah, A.C. Herington, C. Chen, L.S. Gregory, C.C. Nelson, I. Seim, P.L. Jeffery and L.K. Chopin (2017). Insights from engraftable immunodeficient mouse models of hyperinsulinaemia. Scientific Reports 7, 491

Y. Sheng, R. Lourie, C.P. Ng, E.T. Shah, Y. He, K.Y. Wong, I. Seim, I. Oancea, C. Morais, P.L. Jeffery, J. Hooper, G. C. Gobe and M.A. McGuckin (2017). MUC13 is commonly overexpressed in renal cell carcinoma, and plays a central role in tumour progression and drug resistance. International Journal of Cancer 140, 2351

I. Seim, G. Crisp, E. T. Shah, P. L. Jeffery & L. K. Chopin (2017). Abundant ghrelin gene expression by monocytes: Putative implications for fat accumulation and obesity. Obesity Medicine, 5.

D. Škalamera, M. Dahmer-Heath, A. J. Stevenson, C. Pinto, E. T. Shah, S. M. Daignault, N. A. B. M. Said, M. Davis, N. K. Haass, E. D. Williams, B. G. Hollier, E. W. Thompson, B. Gabrielli & T. Gonda (2016). Genome-wide gain-of-function screen for genes that induce epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in breast cancer. Oncotarget, 5.

E.T. Shah, A. Upadhyaya, L. Philip, T. Tang, D. Skalamera, J. Gunter, C. C. Nelson, E. D. Williams and B. G. Hollier (2016). Repositioning “old” drugs for new causes: identifying new treatments that can inhibit migration of prostate cancer cells. Clinical & Experimental Metastasis, 33(4), 385-399.

Collaborators

Industry collaboration with Helsinn Heathcare SA, Switzerland

Professional memberships and associations

Year

   Title, Organisation

2017

   American Association of Cancer Research

2017

   Endocrine Society of Australia

2013-2017

   Australian Society of Medical Research

Upcoming Events

Mar 07, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 USANZ 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting
International Convention Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Mar 20, 2020 - Mar 24, 2020 EAU Congress 2020
RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mar 25, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020 World Science Festival Brisbane
Queensland
Mar 28, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 ENDO 2020
Moscone Center, San Francisco, USA
Apr 24, 2020 - Apr 29, 2020 AACR Annual Meeting 2020
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, USA