Dr. Nilay Shah is a physician scientist in the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He also has a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His research focuses on embryonic cancers, including neuroblastoma and pediatric sarcomas. He specifically examines how these types of childhood cancers avoid normal development and become cancers. His goal is to identify signaling pathways as biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment. He also examines the functions of long noncoding RNAs in these diseases and how they can be modulated to affect disease response. He collaborates with the Department of Neuroscience at OSU to use zebrafish as a disease model. Dr. Shah is a graduate of the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University, earning his medical degree in 2003. Dr. Shah completed a residency in General Pediatrics in 2006 at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Johns Hopkins University and the National Cancer Institute in 2011. He also was a Research Instructor at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., prior to his arrival at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In addition to his research, Dr. Shah sees pediatric oncology patients through the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.