Xiling Shen


Hawkins Family Associate Professor

The Shen lab uses systems biology to study spatiotemporal controls of multicellular systems, and how their subversion lead to diseases. Ongoing projects include colon cancer, normal and cancer stem cells, non-coding RNA, enteric nervious system, and tuberculosis.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Hawkins Family Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
  • Affiliate of the Regeneration Next Initiative

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: 2167 Ciemas, 101 Science Drive, Box 3382, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 681-9184
  • Email Address: xiling.shen@duke.edu
  • Websites:


  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 2008
  • M.Sc. Stanford University, 2001
  • B.Sc. Stanford University, 2001

Courses Taught:

  • BME 260L: Modeling Cellular and Molecular Systems
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 590L: Special Topics with Lab
  • EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering

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