Chong Shin
Assistant Professor
Parker H. Petit Biotechnology (IBB) 1313
Parker H. Petit Biotechnology (IBB) 1205
Educational Experience:
Ph.D., Genetics and Development, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2003, M.S., Biochemistry, Yonsei University, 1996, B.S., Biochemistry, Yonsei University, 1994
Research Interests:
Programming and reprogramming of hepatopancreatic cells, Epigenetics, Genetics, Cell-cell communication, Drug discovery, Morphogenesis

Our research focus lies on delineating the molecular and cellular mechanisms that program or reprogram cells into a specific lineage, with a primary focus on hepatopancreatic lineages.

By combining a wide range of genetic, cell biological, biochemical and chemical approaches with imaging techniques, we are to (1) stimulate the endogenous resident cellular sources to restore the function of the impaired liver and insulin secreting beta cells in an endogenous microenvironment and (2) overcome current obstacles in in vitro protocols and open up new avenues of discovering appropriate developmental cues to achieve the goal of generating fully operational liver and beta cells.