Shailesh is Associate Principle Scientist at AstraZeneca in Sweden. Before joining AstraZeneca, Shailesh was in Singapore working for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), in a group focused on modeling CNS diseases & developing novel assays using Stem Cells. Previous to his position at GSK, Shailesh was postdoc at Harvard University performing research focused on developing novel therapeutics for ALS disease through high content small molecule screen using motor neurons derived from embryonic stem cells. Shailesh has a PhD in developmental neuroscience from the National Brain Research Centre in India.
Shailesh is using CRISPR/Cas9 and human iPS cells to generate cellular models to understand biology of human diseases and to drive drug discovery projects in cardiovascular, metabolic & CNS diseases.