Shahid Chaudhary

PhD Students

Ph.D. Student



Research Interests

Designing, optimizing and developing viral vectors to use in a genetic circuit for the metabolic engineering and overproduction of key biomolecules. 

Selected Publications

  • Illegitimate and Repeated Genomic Integration of Cell-Free Chromatin in the Aetiology of Somatic Mosaicism, Ageing, Chronic Diseases and Cancer. Raghuram, V., Chaudhary, S., Johari, S., Mittra, I. Genes. 10(6), pii: E407 (2019).
  • Is inflammation a direct response to dsDNA breaks?. Chaudhary, S., Raghuram, V., Mittra, I. Mutation Research, 808, 48-52 (2018).
  • Tolerance of activated pathogenic CD4+ T cells by transcriptional targeting of dendritic cells. de Andrade Pereira, B., Ackermann, M., Chaudhary, S., Vogel, R., Vogt, B., Dresch, C., Fraefel, C. Gene Therapy, 22, 382-90 (2015). 


  • MSc Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 2013
  • BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Central Lancashire, UK, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2016-2018: Senior Research Fellow, ACTREC-TMC, Mumbai, India
  • 2014-2015: Senior Research Fellow, Haffkine Institute, Mumbai, India
  • 2014- Research Project Assistant, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2013-2014: Research Trainee, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

KAUST Affiliations

Prof. Magdy Mahfouz's Group

CDA - Center for Desert Agriculture

BESE - Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Viral vectors Bio-production Synthetic biology