Dr. Yufang Shi is a University Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He also holds Adjunct Professor Appointments at George Washington University, Kunming Zoology Institute, and Peking Union Medical College. He is a member of the Immunology, Infection and Hematology Team of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, a partner of NASA. Dr. Shi was just appointed as the director of the Institute of Health Sciences, Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences of the Chinese academy of Sciences and Shanghai Jiaotong University School of medicine. Dr. Shi received a veterinary degree from Shandong Agricultural University in 1982. His M.Sc. in Zoology in 1988 and Ph.D. in Immunology in 1992 were from University of Alberta, Canada. His postdoctoral training was at the University of Toronto. His first academic appointment was at the Holland Laboratory of American Red Cross and George Washington University in 1995. Since 1988, Dr. Shi has been studying T cell apoptosis and immune regulation. His research on activation-induced cell death (AICD), role of c-myc in T lymphocyte apoptosis, opioid and stress-induce lymphocyte apoptosis and immunosuppression, mTOR inhibitor and cancer therapy, CD4+ T cells and asthma, granzyme B and Th2 AICD, MHCIb CD8+ T cells and autoimmunity, and mesenchymal stem cell and immunosuppression were publish in Nature, Science, Nature Medicine, Immunity, J. Exp. Med. and Cell Stem Cell. His current research focuses on apoptosis in T cell subsets and the molecular mechanisms of mesenchymal stem cell mediated immunosuppression. Dr, Shi was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Immunology and is currently an Editor of Cell Research. He is serving on the editorial board of Molecular and Cellular Immunology and will join the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry in July 2009.
Biography Updated on 19 January 2009