Dr. Xiling Shen

Chief Scientist
Terasaki Institute

Dr. Shen is currently a Professor and the Chief Scientific Officer of the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Xilis Inc. He was formerly the Hawkins Family Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the Woo Center for Big Data and Precision Health at Duke University.  

He received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Stanford University and the NSF career award at Cornell University. He was the steering committee chair of the NCI Patient-Derived Model of Cancer Consortium, co-chair of the NCI Tissue Engineering Consortium, and cancer track chair of Biomedical Engineering Society 2019. His lab studies precision medicine from a systems biology perspective. Areas of interests include cancer, stem cells, the gut-brain axis, and microbiome.