Dr. Shahab Shahnazari is currently Senior Director, Informatics Programs, with Indoc Research, a not-for-profit organization that builds advanced data platforms for medical and biomedical research institutions. Previously, he was with MaRS Discovery District, leading its Innovation Challenges practice that engaged the global community in identifying and testing 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 PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto.