Sanjiv R. Shah, Ph.D.
Dr. Sanjiv R. Shah is a Senior Microbiologist in the Disaster Characterization Branch of the Homeland Security & Materials Management Division within the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD). Since 1998, while working for the U.S. Army’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) and the EPA-ORD, 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 in environmental and water samples. He is a member of many interagency biodefense/homeland security expert panels, committees, and work groups. He is involved in many biodefense research collaborations with the DHS, DOD, CDC, and National Laboratories. Prior to 1998, he worked at premier research institutions such as the NIH, and the University of Maryland Medical School, and also in pharmaceutical industries, to enrich his basic and applied research experience in microbiology, molecular biology, molecular neurobiology, industrial microbiology and antibiotic fermentations. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Microbiology. He has published his research in several international journals and reports. He has received several prestigious awards from the U.S. Army and the EPA for his contributions to biodefense research.