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Shen Lab Milestone Accomplishments

Milestone Accomplishments of Current and Past Group Members:

December, 2017

The group said goodbye to Dr. Ivana Crnovcic, who will return to Germany to continue her research work.

September, 2017:

The group sent its warmest congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Rudolf, who has been awarded the prestigious NIGMS NIH Pathway to Independence Award. Well done, Jeff, and you are very deserving!

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Christiana Teijaro, from the Department of Chemistry, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

August, 2017:

The group said goodbye to Dr. Hindra, who will return to Canada.

The group said goodbye to Dr. Jianjun Chen, who will return to China and resume his position as a Professor in the Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China.

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Mingrong Deng, from Guangdong Institute of Microbiology, Guangzhou, China, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

June, 2017:

The group sent its warmest congratulations to Jeff and Becky for their new baby girl Elia Grace, who was born on June. 16, 2017.

April, 2017:

The group sent its warmest congratulations to Guohui and Jie for their new baby girl Mia, who was born on Apr. 20, 2017.

March, 2017:

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Hao Zhou, from Yunnan University, Kunming, China, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

The group said goodbye to Dr. Zhikai Guo, who will return to China and resume his position as a Professor in the Institute of Tropical Bioscience & Biotechnology CATAS, Haikou, Hainan, China.

January, 2017:

The group sent its warmest congratulations to Zhikai and Rong Wang for their new baby girl Nina, who was born on Jan. 18, 2017.

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Shiming Fang, from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Jun Luo, from China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

September, 2016:

The group sent its warmest congratulations to Chin-Yuan and Yuan-Ting for their new baby girl Miu, who was born on Sep. 23, 2016.

August, 2016:

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Jianjun Chen, from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

May, 2016:

The group sent its warmest congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Rudolf, who has been awarded the prestigious Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral fellowship. Well done, Jeff, and you are very deserving!

April, 2016:

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Thibault Annaval, from the University of Lorraine, France, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

January, 2016:

The group said goodbye to Dr. Ming Ma, who will return to China and take a Professor position in the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China.

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Nan Wang, from Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, as a Professional Scientific Collaborator.

December, 2015:

The group said goodbye to Dr. Huiming Ge, who will return to China and take a Professor position in the School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.

The group sent its warmest congratulations to Dr. Ivana Crnovcic, who has been awarded the prestigious DFG Postdoctoral Fellowship.  Well done, Ivana, and you are very deserving!

November, 2015:

Congratulations to Dr. Bo Zhang, who completed his Ph.D. research at TSRI, successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on November 21, 2015, and will be awarded Ph.D. from the Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China

October, 2015:

The group sent its warmest congratulations to Liaobin and Huimin for their new baby boy Kevin, who was born on Oct 2, 2015.

April, 2015:

The group said goodbye to Dr. Tingting Huang, who will return to China and resume her position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

The group said goodbye to Dr. Qihui Teng, who will return to China and resume his position as a Research Assistant in the School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

February, 2015:

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Zhikai Guo, from the Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

January, 2015:

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Chin-Yuan Chang, from the Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

The group said goodbye to Bo Zhang, who will return to Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China, to defend his Ph.D. thesis

December, 2014:

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Ivana Crnovcic, from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

October, 2014:

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Zhengren Xu, from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

September, 2014:
The group said goodbye to Dr. Donghui Yang, who will return to China and resume her position as Associate Professor at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, China.

June, 2014:
The group sends our congrats to Dr. Jeremy Lohman, who has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University (https://ag.purdue.edu/biochem/Pages/Profile.aspx?strAlias=jlohman&intDirDeptID=9). Jeremy will start his new position in August, 2014.

The group sends our congrats to Dr. Michael Smanski, who has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics (BMBB), University of Minnesota (http://www.cbs.umn.edu/explore/departments/bmbb/about/faculty/michael-smanski). Mike will start his new position in August, 2014.

March, 2014:
The group sends our congrats to Dr. Ryan Peterson, who has taken a position as Senior Scientist at Arrowhead Research Cop., Madison, Wisconsin. Ryan joined the biology department and will be coordinating preclinical development of various targeted RNAi therapeutics.

February, 2014:
The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Liaobin Dong from the Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS, Kunming, Yunnan, China, as a postdoctoral research associate.

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Guohui Pan from the Institute of Microbiology, CAS, Beijing, China, as a postdoctoral research associate.

January, 2014:
The group said goodbye to Dr. Guangbo Xie, who will return to China and resume his position as Associate Professor at School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China.

October 2013:
The group said goodbye to Dr. Thomas Kwong, who will return to Hong Kong after studying in Canada and America for 14+ years.

September 2013:
The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Dong-Hui Yang, Associate Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, China, as a postdoctoral research associate.

July 2013:
The group send our congrats to Dr. Jeremy Lohman, who won the best poster competition at the Gordon Conference on Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Metabolic Pathways, held on July 14-19, 2013 in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. 

June 2013:
The group said goodbye to Dr. Mostafa Rateb, who has taken a new position as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Beni-Suef University in Egypt.

The group sends our congrats to Dr. Yijun Yan, who completed his Ph.D. research at TSRI, successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on June 26, 2013, and has been awarded Ph.D. from the Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China.

May 2013:
The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Xiaohui Yan as postdoctoral research associate.  Xiaohui carried his Ph.D. research on secondary metabolite biosynthesis and engineering in Streptomyces in Prof. Andreas Bechhold’s lab at University of Freiburg, Germany.

February 2013:
The Shen Lab welcomes Mr. Bo Zhang from the Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China, as an exchange graduate student, and Bo will complete his Ph.D. research at TSRI.

January 2013:
The group said goodbye to Dr. Shengxiong Huang, who has taken a Professor position at the Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS, Kunming, Yunnan, China.  Congratulations, Prof. Huang.

The group said goodbye to Yijun Yan.  Yijun will return to Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China, to defend his Ph.D. thesis.

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Guangbo Xie, Associate Professor from School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, as a Visiting Investigator.

The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Rudolf from Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, as a postdoctoral research associate.


October 2012:
The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Huiming Ge, Associate Professor from School of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, as a postdoctoral research associate.

September 2012:
The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Hindra from Department of Biology and Institute for Infectious Disease Research, McMaster University, Canada, as a postdoctoral research associate.

August 2012:
The group said goodbye to Dr. Zhiguo Yu, who has taken a Professor position at Shenyang Agriculture University, China.  Congratulations, Prof. Yu.

The group said goodbye to Dr. Khaled Mahmoud. Khaled has taken another postdoctoral position at University of Kentucky.

June 2012:
Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Peterson who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on June 4, 2012 and has been awarded Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Shen lab welcomes Dr. Qihui Teng from School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, as a research technician.

May 2012:
Congratulations to Dr. Min Yin, who completed his Ph.D. research at TSRI, successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on May 29, 2012, and has been awarded Ph.D. from the Yunnan University, Yunnan, China.  Min has taken a lecture position at the School of Medicine, Yunnan University.

The group said goodbye to Drs. Xun Guo and Pengfei Xie.  Xun will take a new postdoctoral position at Yale, and Pengfei will return to China.

February 2012:
Congratulations to Dr. Zhiyang Feng, who has taken a Professor position at Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China, on February 20, 2012.

January 2012:
The Shen Lab welcomes Dr. Mostafa Rateb from Marine Biodiscovery Centre, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, as a postdoctoral research associate.


November 2011:
The Shen lab welcomes Dr. Khaled Shaaban from College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, as a postdoctoral research associate.

October 2011:
The Shen lab welcomes Dr. Tingting Huang from State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism and School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, as a postdoctoral research associate.

The group sends our best wishes to Professor Wen Liu (1998-2003) at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS; the Liu lab is featured in the October 31, 2011, issue of C&E News.

September 2011:
The group said goodbye to Min Yin.  Min will return to Yunnan University to defend his Ph.D. thesis.  

August 2011:
The Shen lab welcomes Dr. Xun Guo from Brown University, Providence, RI, as a postdoctoral research associate.

Congratulation to Dr. Geoff Horsman, who has taken an Assistant Professor of Chemistry position at the Faculty of Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

July 2011:
The Shen lab welcomes Dr. Pengfei Xie from College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University, as a postdoctoral research associate.

The Shen lab welcomes Dr. Thomas Kwong from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, as a postdoctoral research associate.

June 2011:
Congratulation to Dr. Mike Smanski who has been awarded Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Mike will start his postdoctoral position in Prof. Chris Voigt lab at MIT this fall.

May 2011:
Congratulation to Dr. Tao Liu who has taken a Professor position at Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tianjin, China.

The Shen lab welcomes Dr. Ming Ma from the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, as a postdoctoral research associate.

The Shen lab welcomes Dr. Dong Yang from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, as a postdoctoral research associate.

The group said goodbye to Paul Dilfer and wished him the best in his pursuit of Medical School.

April 2011:
Congratulations to Dr. Yihua Chen who has taken a Professor position at the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

January 2011:
The Shen lab has moved from the winter wonderland of University of Wisconsin-Madison to summer paradise of Scripps Florida, Jupiter Florida.