bina maniar shah

founder, president

In 2018, Bina founded Project 8p to accelerate research with the goal of treatment for chromosome 8p heroes like her daughter Karina. Her family resides in New York City where Bina earned her B.S. in Finance & Marketing from NYU Stern Business School as well as her M.B.A. from Columbia University. She has over 15 years of experience in finance in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private and public equity investing, real estate development, and property management.

Mehul shah

treasurer, secretary

Mehul Shah has over 20 years of experience in Finance and serves as a trusted advisor for Project 8p. Mehul has been accredited for his perspective on market trends and research. Mehul is a graduate of NYU Stern Business School.


shilpa maniar

director of media and technology

Shilpa is responsible for Project8p’s media, marketing, and technology platforms. Fitting enough, she is also the passionate aunt of Karina (one of our Project8p heroes), and is committed to driving more awareness for Project8p. Shilpa flexes her technology expertise at Google where she manages a technical team. Prior to Google, Shilpa worked in Production & Post-Production at NBCUniversal.

She received her Masters and Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Michigan. Go BLUE!


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