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Université Laval

Quebec City, Quebec


Founded: 1852
Became a Shastri Member: 2006

Current President: Mr. Denis Brière

Number of faculty/staff: 2,500
Approximate annual enrollment: 44,000

Member Representative: Dr.Girish M. Shah

Dr. Girish Shah is a Full Professor of the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval in Québec City (QC) Canada. He is also a senior researcher of the CHU-Q Research Centre of the Quebec Hospitals and Chief of the Laboratory for Skin Cancer Research at the CHUL campus of CHU-Q Research Centre.

Dr. Shah has been a representative of Université Laval in the Canadian Member’s Council of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) since 2011, and is currently serving as executive council member and secretary-Treasurer of SICI since June 2014. Dr. Shah is also on the board of directors of the Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine Tumor Society of Canada (CNETS Canada) and is also serving as President of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board of CNETS Canada since 2014.

Dr. Shah’s research is focused on cellular and molecular biological aspects of responses of mammalian cells to DNA damage in terms of DNA repair and cell death, and their influence on the formation of cancerous cells or in therapy of cancers. Dr. Shah has received an award for the “Outstanding Achievement in Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Tumor Research” in 2006 from the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation Inc. USA. Dr. Shah has also been a recipient of the Junior and Senior Research Scholar awards from the Quebec Heath Research Fund (FRSQ).

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