Dr. Yun-Bo Shi is a senior investigator and the head of Section on Molecular Morphogenesis, Laboratory of Gene Regulation and Development, Program on Cell Regulation and Metabolism, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH, Bethesda, MD. Dr. Shi received his B. S. degree from the Department of Chemistry, Wuhan University, China, in 1982 and his Ph. D. degree from the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA, in 1988. After postdoctoral training at the Carnegie Institution, Baltimore, MD, Dr. Shi established his own research group within the intramural research program of NICHD, NIH, in 1992.
His laboratory has been studying the molecular basis of thyroid hormone regulation of vertebrate development by using Xenopus metamorphosis as a model system. Dr. Shi has published over 160 research papers and reviews/book chapters, edited two books and written a monograph on amphibian metamorphosis. For his accomplishments, Dr. Shi has received many awards and recognitions, including the 2009 NIH APAO (Asian & Pacific Islander American Organization) Award for outstanding accomplishments in biomedical research and the 2008 Van Meter Award by the American Thyroid Association, which honors an investigator who has made outstanding contributions to research on the thyroid gland. Dr. Shi is a board member of several journals including Thyroid, Molecular Endocrinology, and Journal of Biological Chemistry. Dr. She served as an editor of Cell Research from 1997-2010 and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Cell & Bioscience.