Dr. Zhifeng Shao is a K.C. Wong Chair Professor at SJTU, and Associate Director at Zhiyuan Innovative Research Center (ZIRC) at SJTU. In 1982, he was selected to enter the CUSPEA program organized by T.D. Lee through competitive examinations. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1988 from University of Chicago. Professor Shao was a faculty member in Physiology and Biophysics at University of Virginia from 1989-2009 (Full Professor in 1998; Professor Emeritus in 2010). He was elected as AAAS Fellow in 2000 and AIMBE Fellow in 2016. He was also a holder of a Nationally Appointed Professor by the PRC. Professor Shao served as the Dean of Shanghai Center for Systems Biomedicine from 2009 to 2013, and was an Associate Dean of SJTU School of BME from 2013-2019 and the Director of the BME Postdoctoral Fellow Program. Professor Shao had served on many US review panels, including NSF and NIH study sections, as well as review panels in China. His group has published more than 180 peer reviewed articles in multiple disciplines, such as single molecule biophysics, functional genomics, structural biology and bio-instrumentaiton. Professor Shao also serves on several editorial boards, such as Journal of Microscopy and Biosciences Trends, and is an associate editor for Nanomedicine NBM.
2018-2020 Senior Director, Zhiyuan Innovative Research Center (ZIRC), Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2013- Vice Chair, Graduate Degree Certification Committee, Life Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2013- Chairman, Graduate Degree Certification Committee, Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2013-2019 Associate Dean, School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2013- Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2010- Professor emeritus, Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics, University of Virginia, USA
2009-2024 K. C. Wong Chair Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
2009-2013 Director, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Systems Biomedicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
2009-2014 Adjunct Investigator, State Key Laboratory of Oncogenes & Related Genes, Shanghai Cancer Institute, Shanghai, China
2009-2013 Executive Director, Shanghai Center for Systems Biomedicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
2005-2007 Member, Peach Award Selection Committee, University of Virginia, USA
2004-2008 Board Member, Virginia NanoQuEST Institute, USA
1999-2004 Member, Promotions and Tenure Committee, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics, University of Virginia, USA
1999-2004 Adjunct Research Professor in Physics, University of Virginia.
1998-2009 Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics (with tenure), University of Virginia, USA
1993-1998 Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics (tenured in 1994), University of Virginia, USA
1995-1999 Member, Executive Committee and Graduate Admissions and Advisory Committee, Biophysics Graduate Program, University of Virginia, USA
1992-1998 Member (Chair: 1995-1998), Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics, University of Virginia, USA1989-1993 Assistant Professor of Physiology, University of Virginia, USA
Perez-Rathke, A., Sun, Q., Wang, B., Boeva, V.,
Shao, Z. and Liang, J. CHROMATIX: Computing the Functional Landscape of Many-Body
Chromatin Interactions in Transcriptionally Active Loci from Deconvolved Single Cells. Genome Biology 21, 1-17 (2020).
Fang, K., Chen, X., Li, X.,
Shen, Y., Sun, J., Czajkowsky, D.M. and Shao, Z. Super-Resolution Imaging of
Individual Human Sub-Chromosomal Regions in situ Reveals Nanoscopic Building
Blocks of Higher-Order Structure. ACS Nano 12, 4909-4918 (2018).
Wang, Q., Sun, Q., Czajkowsky, D.M. and Shao, Z. Sub-kb Resolution Hi-C in D. Melanogaster Reveals Conserved Characteristics of TADs between Insect and Mammalian Cells. Nature Communications 9, 188 (2018).
Meng,Y., Yi, X., Li, X., Hu, C., Wang, J., Bai, L., Czajkowsky, D.M., Shao, Z.The non-coding RNA composition of
the mitotic chromosome by 5'-tag sequencing. Nucleic Acids Research,
Wei, X., Zhang, G., Shen, Y., Zhong, Y., Liu, R., Yang, N. Al-Mkhaizim, F.Y., Kline, M., He, L., Lu, Z.L., Shao, Z. and Gong, B. Persistent Organic Nanopores Amenable to Structural and Functional Tuning. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138, 2749-54 (2016).
Gong, B. and Shao, Z. Self-assembling Organic Nanotubes with
Precisely Defined, Sub-nanometer Pores: formation and mass transport
characteristics. Accounts of Chemical Research 46, 2856–2866 (2013).
Spectroscopy (board member)
BioScience Trends (board member; 2011- )
Journal of Microscopy (board member; 2013-)
Nanomedicine NBM (Associate Editor; 2016-2022)
Journal of Molecular Cell Biology (board member; 2017-2021)
1982: Admitted to the CUSPEA program (Director: Nobel Laurent Professor T.D. Lee).
1987: Presidential Scholar Award, Microscopy Society of America.
1990: Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Research Award.
1996: Shannon Center Award for Advanced Studies, Virginia Advanced Institute.
2000: Overseas Member of Scientific Evaluation, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2000: AAAS Fellow (American Association for the Advancement of Science).
2009: “1000 People Plan” Nationally Appointed Professor, PRC
2010: "Pujiang" Fellow, Shanghai Commission of Science and Technology
2016: AIMBE Fellow (American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering)
2017: Reimagine Education STARS Awards (bronze)
2019: Zhiyuan Fellow, SJTU