Measuring chemical transmitters released from vesicles in real-time. Synaptic chemical transmission. Single cell signaling. Electrophysiology. Alzheimer’s diseases. Developing nanoelectrodes and multiplexed analytical platform to study neurotransmission.
The research in the Shen lab interfaces between state of art ultra-high resolution nano-electroanalytical chemistry and neurobiology. The main theme of Shen research program is to interrogate chemical, spatial and temporal heterogeneity in biomaterials using chemically-specific nanosensor probes.
NIH-R21 award to Study Exocytosis in the Region of Synaptic Cleft, September 2013-August 2016
Professional Development Award at University of Texas at Austin
Lochte Fellowship at University of Texas at Austin