Professor Nan Shen, MD, PhD

Professor Nan Shen, MD, PhD

Shanghai Institute of Rheumatology,

Nan Shen is Professor of Medicine and Director of Shanghai Institute of Rheumatology, Ren Ji Hospital Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, as well as a Principal Investigator, Lab of Molecular Rheumatology at Health Science Institute, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Professor Shen received his medical degree from Shanghai Second Medical University in 1988. He has been a visiting scholar at Division of Rheumatology, University of California, Los Angeles (1998) and visiting scientist at Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam (2007).

His research mainly focuses on the molecular dissection of the disease pathways in systemic autoimmune diseases by functional genomics approach and the development of novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets in the management of systemic lupus erythematosus. His current major ongoing research projects include functional dissection of human lupus positional candidate genes; the molecular mechanism of type I interferon pathway activation in lupus; the role of the IFN-α targeted gene in lupus autoimmunity; MicroRNA and lupus autoimmunity and development of novel biomarkers for human lupus.

He has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has also been invited to deliver oral presentations at many high-profile international conferences. His research contributions have been recognised with several prestigious awards including Silver Snake Award for distinguished physician from Shanghai Government; Science and Technology Progress Award of Chinese Medical Association and an Award for Research Achievements of Higher Education in China. He had served as a member of American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting Planning Committee and currently is serving as the member of Scientific Committee of Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR). He is Associate Editor of Arthritis Research and Therapy and International Journal of Rheumatic Disease, an Editorial Board member of Arthritis & Rheumatism, Annual of Rheumatic Diseases and Clinical Immunology.



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