Research & Publications
Hongying (Hoy) Shen is an assistant professor at Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine and Systems Biology Institute at Yale West Campus from Jan 2020. Dr. Shen is interested to use multidisciplinary approaches ranging from biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular evolution, and metabolomics to study cellular metabolism underlying human health and diseases, which would ultimately offer new directions for diagnostics and therapeutics. Specifically, we will focus on the “deorphanization” of hundreds of enzymes and transporters of unknown functions that are encoded in the human genome and are important to cellular and organismal physiology.
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 mitochondrial metabolism.
Education & Training
- PhDYale University, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (2013)
- BSNanjing University, China, Chemistry (2006)
Honors & Recognition
|Rita Allen Foundation Scholar||Rita Allen Foundation||2023|
|1907 Foundation Trailblazer Award in mental health||1907 Foundation||2022|
|Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neurosciences||Klingenstein-Simons Foundation||2021|
|Lois E. and Franklin H. Top, Jr., Yale Scholar Award||Yale School of Medicine||2021|
|Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Neurodegeneration Challenge Network Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Awards||Chan Zuckerberg Initiative||2020|
|NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)||NIH||2017|
|NIH NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)||NIH||2015|
|Mary Ellen Jones Dissertation Prize||Yale University||2013|