Primary Investigator, Professor
Dr. Shen has over 20 years of experience in cancer epigenetics. Her work has been published in more than 80 peer-reviewed papers, which have been collectively cited more than 9,700 times. Since starting her laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine in 2009, her research team has been conducting basic research using animal models. Our motivation is very simple: in the post-epigenomics era, we not only need an experimental approach to formally test whether aberrant epigenetic changes can actually cause cancer, but also need model systems to improve current epigenetic translational research and ultimately benefit patients. Our current research is funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).