Dr. Shahab Shahnazari leads MaRS‘ Innovation Challenges practice which works with governments, agencies, foundations and private sector organizations to engage the global community in the identification and testing of novel concepts, methodologies and products that can address innovation gaps and needs. Shahab is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of consulting and professional services. He holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from McMaster University and a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto.