Song-Hai Shi, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Song-Hai Shi, PhD, is a Professor in School of Life Sciences and IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research at Tsinghua University, China. 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. Before joining Tsinghua University, he was a Member and Professor at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. 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 have been recognized by numerous awards, including the Amersham Biosciences and Science Grand Prize for Young Life Scientists, the McKnight Scholar Award, the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Scholar Award.
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