Nilay Shah

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Nilay joined the lab in 2019. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from St. Xaviers College, India and pursued his masters in Molecular Biotechnology from the University of Bonn, Germany. Nilay worked on the role of CPEB-3 phosphorylation in regulating translational activity during his master dissertation.  
Following his masters, he joined the lab of Prof. Dirk Eick at Helmholtz Zentrum in Munich, Germany for his PhD and studied the function of RNA polymerase II C-terminal domain in transcription termination. Nilay's interest in transcription and genomics motivated him to join the Zeitlinger lab, where he studies the role of Mediator complex in transcription regulation. When Nilay is not in the lab you can find him taking a walk in the park or out and nature, playing chess or cooking up something delicious.