Shaina was born and raised in West Philadelphia. As a child, she spent most of her days on the playground chilling out, relaxing, and playing basketball.  Until, one day, a couple of guys started making trouble in her neighborhood. She got in one fight and her mom got scared. Then, she was forced to move in with her aunt and uncle in Bel Air.

Shaina tried to plead with her mom day after day but her suitcase was packed and she was sent on her way. With only her ticket, a kiss, and her walkman, she decided to kick it.

Flying first class, drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass, she thought “hmm, this might be alright.”

When the plane landed, there was a dude dressed like a cop holding a sign with her name on it. Not trying to get arrested, she sprang with the quickness of lighting and disappeared. She whistled for a cab, and when it came near, she saw dice in the mirror and a license plate that said fresh.

Around seven or eight, Shaina pulled up to the house. She told the cabbie “smell ya later” as she gazed at her kingdom. She was finally there, ready to sit on her throne as the prince of Bel Air.


Integrated Single-Cell Analysis of Multicellular Immune Dynamics during Hyper-Acute HIV-1 Infection
  • Kazer S.W. et al.,
  • bioRxiv,
  • 2019
  • Genomics
  • Biology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Sam Kazer
  • Toby Aicher
  • Shaina Carroll
  • José Ordovas-Montañes
  • Carly Ziegler
  • Sarah Nyquist
  • Alex K. Shalek
Seq-Well: A Sample-Efficient, Portable Picowell Platform for Massively Parallel Single-Cell RNA Sequencing
  • Aicher et al.,
  • Single-Cell Methods,
  • 2019
  • Technology
  • R&D
  • Toby Aicher
  • Shaina Carroll
  • Marc Wadsworth II
  • Travis Hughes
  • Alex K. Shalek