Yan Shu, M.D., Ph.D.

About Dr. Yan Shu

shuDr. Yan Shu is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He received his medical degrees (M.B./M.D.) from Hunan Medical University (now Xiang Yia Medical School, Central South University) in China. He then completed a clinical pharmacology fellowship between 2000 and 2002 in the University of California San Francisco, where he later received his PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences & Pharmacogenomics in 2006. He worked at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at Los Angeles as a faculty scientist in 2007. He joined the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2008.

Research Interests

Research in Dr. Shu’s group is to understand the genetic mechanisms of drug response and the roles of membrane transporters in pharmacokinetics and clinical drug response. In particular, research is focused on genetics and epigenetics of drug effects on body metabolic homeostasis. Research is also specifically directed to explore the regulatory mechanisms of drug transporters and their clinical implication. The key aspect of the group’s effort is to translate laboratory findings to clinical outcomes by integrating research approaches of molecular, cellular, animal, and human studies.

  • Drug Transport and Metabolism
  • Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
  • Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics
  • Cancer Drug Therapy
  • Clinical Pharmacology