Dr. Shaw is assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry. His research focuses on protein misfolding, which is believed to be the fundamental cause of several human diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cataracts, and many neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
He is also collaborating with researchers at Massachusetts Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute to develop a better method to detect and diagnose retinoblastoma in infants. Early detection leads to a higher rate of survival and vision preservation for this potentially fatal disease.
Shaw received his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from UCLA and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University.
To interview Dr. Shaw, contact Tonya B. Lewis, at (254) 710-4656, or the Baylor Media Communications department at 254 -710-1961.