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Wei Shen, Ph.D.


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Wei Shen, Ph.D., is a laboratory geneticist, with specialty interest in hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes and rare diseases. His focus includes:

  • Comprehensive genetic testing for hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes
  • Rare disease diagnosis using genome sequencing
  • Improving genetic testing by implementing novel sequencing technologies and bioinformatics pipelines
  1. 2019
    Fellowship - Clinical Cytogenetics and GenomicsUniversity of Utah School of Medicine
  2. 2018
    Fellowship - Clinical Molecular Genetics and GenomicsUniversity of Utah School of Medicine
  3. 2010
    Ph.D. - GeneticsUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
  4. 2004
    BS - Biological SciencesFudan University

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    William L. Robert Memorial FundARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology
  2. 2010
    Schlimgen Award for outstanding scholarship in doctoral studiesUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
  3. 2009
    Pre-doctoral FellowshipAmerican Heart Association
  4. 2009
    DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in GeneticsGenetics Society of America

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Site InvestigatorClinGen InSiGHT Hereditary Colorectal Cancer/Polyposis Variant Curation Expert Panel
  2. 2020 - present
    MemberAssociation for Molecular Pathology
  3. 2020 - 2022
    MemberBioIT Subcommittee, Center for Individualized Medicine (CIM), Mayo Clinic Rochester
  4. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  5. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Human Genetics


Research activities

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