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Education and Training:

2011: B.Sc. in Chemical Sciences, The Florida State University
2018: Ph.D. in Neuroscience, The University of Virginia
2018-2023: Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

Areas of interests:
Molecular basis of neurodegeneration; Aging; Signal Transduction

Awards and Honors:

2022-2023: Jumpstart Award, Stanford University
2022: Rising Star Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2021: JEDI Champion, Stanford University
2019-2021: Neuroscience Scholars Program, Society for Neuroscience
2019: BRAINS Fellow, University of Washington at Seattle
2017: Stanford PRISM Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University
2016-2017: Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health


Maintaining health and reducing disease-risk requires the brain to properly transduce signals across specialized regions and cell types. My lab utilizes mouse models, neural cultures, human brain samples, single-cell transcriptomics, proteomics, and microscopy to probe the molecular mechanisms that
underlie aging and neurodegeneration. Ultimately, we aim to identify therapeutic targets for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.


Shahzad Kahn
  • Phone Number

    919-966-3701 (Office Phone)

  • Addresses

    6109D Neurosciences Research Building

    115 Mason Farm Rd

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • 6131 (Lab)Neuroscience Research Building

    115 Mason Farm Rd

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599