Dr. Girish Shah is a Professor of the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University in Quebec City (QC, Canada) and a Senior Researcher of the Neuroscience of Axis of the CHU-Q Research Centre of the Quebec Hospitals. He is also Chief of the Laboratory for Skin Cancer Research at the CHUL campus of CHU-Q Research Centre. His main area of research is cellular responses to DNA damage ranging from DNA repair to cell death or cancer. He has published 60 peer-reviewed articles, 4 book chapters and 125 presentations at meetings, and his work is cited more than 2,500 times in literature with an h-index of 25. He has received many national and international awards and recognitions for his scientific work. Currently, he is also the Chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board of the Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine Tumor Society of Canada (CNETS Canada) and President of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, a bi-national organization supported by Governments of Canada and India since 1968 to support educational collaboration between two countries.