Department of Cardiology
Unidad de Tecnología Marina
Dr. Neelaabh Shankar got his Ph.D. in Biophysics and Structural Biology from University of Rochester Medical Center in 2007. Subsequently, he was post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University at the department of Molecular and Cell biology. As a post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Shankar studied molecular mechanisms of protein translation used by viruses such as SARS, MMLV, and HIV for replication inside host cells. He also worked on determining the structure and function of a novel protein modification at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland.
His doctoral work was in the field of structural biology and biophysics with specialization in macromolecular structure determination. In particular, he studied thermodynamics, structure, and function of nucleic acids and their interactions with proteins. Dr. Shankar's experience includes solving biomolecular structures using spectroscopic techniques such as mass spectrometry, NMR, and X-ray crystallography.