Personal profile

Dr. Shen earned his M.D. degree in 1985 from Zhejiang University Medical School in Hangzhou, China and his Ph.D. degree in 1997 from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas at Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. After completing a four-year postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, he entered the pharmaceutical industry as a drug development scientist. He returned to Academia in 2010. Dr. Shen is currently Professor of Nanomedicine at the Institute for Academic Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital, Full Member of Houston Methodist Research Institute, and Member of Houston Methodist Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is also on a faculty role at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York.

Research interests

Dr. Shen's research interest is on the development of effective treatments for human cancers. His research team has designed and developed (1) an injectable nanoparticle generator platform for targeted delivery and in situ activation of prodrugs at the tumor lesions, (2) an inflammatory tumor vasculature-targeted delivery system for small molecule inhibitors and therapeutic siRNA, and (3) a highly potent therapeutic cancer nanovaccine platform. Researchers in the lab are applying these technology platforms to treat multiple cancer types. Multiple projects from Dr. Shen’s laboratory have been promoted from research to drug development and clinical applications.

Keywords

    Research Area Keywords

  • Nanomedicine
  • Cancer
  • Immunobiology & Inflammation

    Free-text keywords

  • Drug delivery, Experimental cancer therapy, Cancer vaccine, Nanotechnology

External positions

Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

Feb 2012 → …

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Journals

The Journal of biological chemistry

ISSNs: 0021-9258

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Inc.

Journal

6

Journal of Controlled Release

ISSNs: 0168-3659

Elsevier

Journal

5

Advanced Healthcare Materials

ISSNs: 2192-2640

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2192-2659

Wiley

Journal

4

Scientific Reports

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2045-2322

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Journal

4

Clinical Cancer Research

ISSNs: 1078-0432

American Association for Cancer Research Inc.

Journal

4
has published Research OutputsResearch Output by Haifa Shen

Research Network

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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration

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29

Houston Methodist Hospital

Organizational unit: Schools & Hospitals

19

Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine

Organizational unit: Departments

5

Department of Radiation Oncology

Organizational unit: Departments

4

Department of Surgery

Organizational unit: Departments

3
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Shared Pub. External Organizations

Houston Methodist Research Institute

External organization: Unknown

27

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

External organization: Unknown

18

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

External organization: Unknown

15

Sun Yat-Sen University

External organization: Academic

15

Houston Methodist Hospital

External organization: Medical

13
has Research OutputsResearch Output by Haifa Shen

Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Haifa Shen

Shared Pub. External co-authors

Jianliang Shen

External person

19

Chaofeng Mu

External person

15

Rong Xu

External person

10

Yong Yang

External person

8

Massimo Fresta

External person

7
has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Haifa Shen

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