Shamim Ahmmed is a final year Ph.D. student at microfluidics lab lead by Prof. Siva Vanapalli at Texas Tech University. His training is in Chemical Engineering, microfluidics and image processing. Shamim has unique skills for developing microfluidic tools for phenotyping cancer cells. He led three microfluidic projects from inception to publishing results by collaborating with three cross-functional groups which resulted in multiple publications and presentations. Shamim’s current project involves developing a microfluidic tool that can enumerate circulating tumor cells based on deformability and confirm that through on-chip immunostaining.