Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, United States
Dr. Susan Lim Outstanding Young Investigator Award
Shuibing Chen, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York. Dr. Chen combines chemical biology and stem cell biology approaches to identify the small molecules controlling stem cell fate and generate functional tissues and organs. Her research group has established several efficient strategies to direct human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) differentiation to pancreatic beta-like cells, colonic organoids, and cardiac conduction cells, etc. Using hPSC-derived tissues or organs, Dr. Chen has established “disease-in-dish” models to study the role of genetic and environmental factors in the progression of multiple diseases. The hPSC-based disease model has been adapted to drug screen platform to identify allele-specific drug candidates for precision therapy.