Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Shen (Linda) Gu is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS) and Assistant Professor (by courtesy) in Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Dr. Gu obtained her bachelor's degree with full scholarship at CUHK and received her Ph.D. degree from SBS at CUHK. She then pursued postdoc training at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in the United States. Subsequently, she was selected into the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomic (ABMGG) fellowship program at BCM. Graduating from the three-year fellowship training, she was certified in both clinical molecular genetics and cytogenetics by ABMGG. In late 2019, she returned to CUHK as an independent investigator. Her lab focuses on the identification of novel disease-causing genes, the functional characterization of their pathogenic mechanisms, and the development of personalized therapeutic approaches for patients. She has published over 40 papers, including 10 as the corresponding or first author in top genetics journals such as The American Journal of Human Genetics, PLoS Genetics, Human Molecular Genetics, and npj Genomic Medicine (>2,100 citations as in Dec 2023, h-index 25, i10-index 33). Dr. Gu has also successfully secured multiple competitive grants from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, the Health and Medical Research Fund by Hong Kong Health Bureau, and The National Natural Science Foundation of China. She received several international awards, including the 13th International Congress of Human Genetics Travel Award, finalist and semi-finalist of ASHG / Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research, and three times Outstanding Research Award from the Association of Chinese Geneticists in America.