Symposium Chair/Speaker

Song-Hai Shi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Song-Hai Shi

Song-Hai Shi, PhD, is a Professor and Member of the Developmental Biology Program at the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Sloan Kettering Institute/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, New York. He received his undergraduate training on Biological Sciences and Biotechnology at Tsinghua University, China, and obtained his Ph.D. degree on Genetics and Neuroscience from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory & State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York. He then completed his postdoctoral training at University of California at San Francisco, and thereafter joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a faculty member. Dr. Shi’s research focuses on deciphering the mechanisms underlying the assembly and operation of neural circuits in the neocortex under normal and disease conditions. His expertise and achievement has been recognized by numerous awards including the Amersham Biosciences and Science Grand Prize, the McKnight Scholar Award, the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, and the Faculty Scholar Award of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

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