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Dr. Haifa Shen

Professor, Department of Nanomedicine
Houston Methodist Research Institute

Dr. Shen is Professor of NanoMedicine at Houston Methodist Research Institute in Houston, Texas. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Texas in Houston and M D Anderson Cancer Center in 1997 and completed his post-doctoral training in cancer genetics at the National Cancer Institute in 2001. He was in the biopharmaceutical industry for 8 years as a drug development scientist before moving back to academia 9 years ago. His current research interests are personalized treatment of human cancers through tumor tissue-enrichment of therapeutic agents and development of therapeutic cancer vaccines.