Li Shen, PhD
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PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
Research Topics
Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics, Computational Biology, Epigenomics, Image Analysis, Mathematical Modeling of Biomedical Systems, Mathematical and Computational Biology
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Medicine [AIET], Genetics and Genomic Sciences [GGS], Neuroscience [NEU]
Large-scale next-generation sequencing data analysis
From 2009-present, the Shen lab has analyzed 10,000s of NGS samples with a total storage of more than 100 TB. The results have generated numerous publications in top-tier journals, such as Nature, Science, Neuron, Nature Neuroscience and Genome Biology. The Shen lab has also produced some of the most popular bioinformatic tools, such as ngs.plot (data mining and visualization of NGS data), diffReps (ChIP-seq differential analysis) and GeneOverlap (gene lists overlapping analysis).
Machine learning
Dr. Shen has made many contributions to machine learning applications in medical imaging and epigenomics, including breast cancer detection and risk prediction using mammograms and automated genome annotation using ChIP-seq.

BS, Fudan University

PhD, Nanyang Technological University

Postdoc, University of California San Diego


Google Cloud Research Innovator



4D Technology Development

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Interfaces in Science Award

Burroughs Wellcome Funds


ViaVoice National Campus Application Contest Excellence Prize


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