ProfileDr. Yong Shen received his PhD in Genetics & Genomics and Master of Public Health in Public Health Policy and Management from the University of Florida (2018) and subsequently performed postdoc research in Human Genetics at Harvard Medical School as well as Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
His research focused on the use of genome editing techniques to study the regulatory mechanism of hemoglobin gene expression in red blood cell and the frontier exploration of gene therapy methods for the deadly genetic anemias, such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia. He published more than 15 research papers and reviews within the fields of human genetics, molecular genetics and molecular therapy, including Nature Communications, Molecular and Cellular Biology, PLOS Genetics and Molecular Therapy - Nucleic Acid etc.
Dr. Shen also has enriched experiences in innovation and entrepreneurship and is aspiring to make contributions to translating cutting-edge biomedical innovations to solve the most challenging human health problems, such as genetic diseases, cancer and aging etc.