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Qian Shen

Assistant Professor of Biology

Qian Shen joins the Department of Biology as Assistant Professor. Dr. Shen grew up in Zhejiang, China, and received his bachelor’s degree from China Agricultural University. In 2011, he came to Mississippi State University to pursue a master’s degree. He received a Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 2019. He was an instructor at Ohio Wesleyan University and a postdoctoral researcher at Ohio State University before joining Rhodes College. He studies the deadly fungal pathogen Histoplasma that causes life-threatening infections to immunocompromised people (e.g., HIV patients). He has been invited to present his work at several national and international conferences. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, swimming, and playing board games.


Ph.D., Ohio State University
M.S., Mississippi State University