- Biomedical Engineering
Shafraz obtained his BS degree in Physics in Sri Lanka. He completed his PhD in Physics in Dr. Sanjeevi Sivasankar's laboratory at Iowa State University in 2018. He then moved with Sanjeevi to UC Davis as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Shafraz studies the force induced reorganization of cadherins on cells using a technique the integrates force spectroscopy measurements with fluorescence microscopy. He is also developing molecular technologies to map cadherin binding partners in cells.