What a science mindset means to me:
The ability to tackle diverse, complex problems by employing high-level critical thinking skills and systematic, evidence-based strategies.
Dr. Michael Pryszlak joined Shift Health as an Analyst in 2020 and has supported a diverse set of engagements with clients from multiple sectors, including Janssen, Boehringer-Ingelheim and The Perimeter Institute.
Prior to Shift Health, Michael completed his PhD at the University of Toronto in Molecular Genetics, where he designed and developed an innovative genomics approach that characterized novel driver genes in brain cancer stem cells. While a PhD candidate, he was a scientific consultant for a biotechnology company specializing in AI-augmented drug discovery where he explored strategies on how to overcome challenges in the complex ecosystem of medical regulations and commercialization procedures when repurposing drugs. Michael is also passionate about scientific communication and outreach and has previously worked with the Canadian Cancer Society to educate and excite others about science.
He is an author of several publications in top journals such as Cell Reports and Science.