About Dr. Shuqun Shi


Shi in Clock

I am a Research Associate Professor of the Department of Biological Sciences, the Institute of Data Science at Vanderbilt University.  I work with Prof. Carl Johnson, a distinguished expert in the field of biological clocks. Thanks for the great advance of biotechnology and information technology in the past few years, we are able to perform very exciting projects that we couldn’t even imagine a decade ago.

  • I am intrigued by how circadian rhythms are evolved at the molecular level and the convergent evolution of biological clocks in different organisms.
  • I am interested in basic research of circadian rhythms /sleep and their application in health and diseases (e.g. depression and neurogenetic disorders).
  • To understand the underlying mechanism of the generation of circadian clocks from evolutionary perspectives is key to develop effective therapeutics for circadian rhythm and sleep disorders, which are frequently seen in a variety of diseases. It will lead to better treatment and even cures in the future.
  • For information about how  to potentially participate in and/or contribute to our research programs , please contact us or follow this link.

Like our research in the News:

Disruption of circadian clock linked to obesity, diabetes and heart attacks.

Circadian clock linked to Angelman syndrome.


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