Areas of expertise: Epigenomics, DNA methylation, bioinformatics, ovarian cancer, pan-cancer comparison, genome-epigenome interaction
Dr. Shen received her B.Sc. in biology from Nanjing University and her Ph.D. in genetic, molecular, and cellular biology from the University of Southern California (USC). She was appointed as a research associate at the USC’s Epigenome Center in 2013. Dr. Shen is part of The Cancer Genome Atlas team, a multi-institutional effort to better understand the molecular basis of cancer through genomic analysis. She joined VARI in September 2014 as an assistant professor and, in 2018, was promoted to associated professor.