Interview - Guo Liang Shen

Dr. Guo Liang Shen was born in the Jiangsu province of China in 1942. His hometown was destroyed when the Japanese invaded in 1937 and his family became refugees as a result. Despite a difficult childhood, Dr. Shen excelled in his studies and was accepted into Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) and studied to be a physician. He was part of the last cohort of medical students being formally trained when the Cultural Revolution abruptly stopped his studies, during which he was then sent to Runhuai County in Guizhou Province to serve as a physician, learning traditional Chinese medicine from those who lived there. He went on to get a Master’s degree in Immunology at PUMC and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences before immigrating to the United States to do research on monoclonal antibodies at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. After decades of working as a researcher, Dr. Shen retired in 2012 and moved to Houston. He enjoys photography and brought prints of his photos from his trip to China and photos of birds at High Island, Texas.

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