About Dr. Jana Shen

Education and Training

  • 2003-2007 Postdoc, The Scripps Research Institute
  • 1999-2003 PhD, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
  • 1996-1999 MS, University of Calgary, Canada
  • 1991-1995 Diplom-Chemie, Bergische Universit├Ąt Wuppertal, Germany

Professional Employment

  • 2012-now Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • 2007-2012 Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma

Honors and Awards

  • 2011 National Science Foundation CAREER award
  • 2010 American Chemical Society HP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
  • 2008, 2009 Junior Faculty Research Award, University of Oklahoma
  • 2003 Phi Kappa Phi, University of Minnesota
  • 2000 Louise T. Dosdall Graduate Fellowship, University of Minnesota
  • 1997 Nova Graduate Fellowship, University of Calgary

Research Areas

  • Development of molecular simulation tools
  • Computer-aided drug design (enzymes, ion/proton channels, secondary transporters)
  • Computer-aided materials design

External Research Support

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • Procter & Gamble (completed)
  • American Chemical Society Petroleum Funds (completed)