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Hongying Shen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Contact Information

Hongying Shen, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Integrated Science and Technology Center (ISTC) Lab 113, Office 120

    850 West Campus Drive

    West Haven, CT, 06516

    United States


Hongying (Hoy) Shen is an assistant professor at Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine and Systems Biology Institute at Yale West Campus. Dr. Shen is interested to use multidisciplinary approaches ranging from biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and metabolomics to study cellular metabolism underlying human health and diseases, which would ultimately offer new directions for diagnostics and therapeutics.

Dr. Shen received her B.S. in chemistry from Nanjing University in China in 2006 and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (MB&B) at Yale University in 2013, where she studied membrane curvature formation and lipid metabolism in endocytic trafficking in the laboratory of Dr. Pietro De Camilli at the cell biology department. She then completed her postdoctoral training with Dr. Vamsi Mootha at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School to develop integrated metabolomics and CRISPR screen approaches to study orphan human metabolic enzymes and metabolic transporters of unknown functions. She is a recipient of NIH pathway to independence award (K99) from NIGMS. In 2020, Dr. Shen joined the Cellular & Molecular Physiology Department and the Systems Biology Institute at Yale as an assistant professor.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (2013)
  • BS
    Nanjing University, China, Chemistry (2006)

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