Anding Shen

Dr. Shen's ongoing research studies latent reservoirs of HIV infection. She is investigating the mechanisms of how reservoirs are formed and potential ways to remove the latent reservoir. Her latest work involves investigating the roles of endothelial cells in HIV infection and latency in resting CD4+ T cells. Read more about Professor Shen's HIV research with students.

  • HIV as a Latent Reservoir in Resting T Helper Cells.
  • Investigating the Roles of Endothelial Cells on HIV Infection.

Dr. Shen has ongoing research studying latent reservoirs of HIV infection. She is investigating the mechanisms of how the reservoirs are formed and potential ways to remove the latent reservoir. Her newest work involves the role of Endothelial cells in HIV latent reservoir in T cells. Read more about Professor Shen's HIV research with students.

Dr. Shen is a member of the Madison Square Christian Reformed Church, the Grand Rapids Chinese Christian church, and the Chinese Christian Church of Baltimore. She enjoys music and worship, photography, and playing volleyball.

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  • B. S., Drexel University, 1998
  • Ph.D., John Hopkins University, 2004                                                                                                

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant, SmithKline Beechem Pharmaceuticals, 1994-1995
  • Research Intern, McNeil Consumer Product Company, 1995-1996
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins University 2004-2005
  • Adjunct professor of biology, Washington Bible College, 2005
  • Assistant Professor, Calvin College, 2005-2011
  • Associate Professor, Calvin college, 2011-present

Academic interests

Research and Professional Interests

  • HIV biology
  • T cell immunology
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Selected publications

  • Anding Shen, Jacob J. Baker, Geoffrey L. Scott, Yelena P. Davis, Yen-Yi Ho, and Robert F. Siliciano, 2013 “Endothelial Cell Stimulation Overcomes Restriction and Promotes Productive and Latent HIV-1 Infection of Resting CD4+ T Cells.” Journal of Virology 87(17):9768-79.
  • Yin J, Dai A, Shen A, Lecureux J, Lewis MG, Boyer JD, 2010 “Viral reservoir is suppressed but not eliminated by CD8 vaccine specific lymphocytes.” Vaccine 28(8):1924-31.
  • Yang HC, Xing S, Shan L, O’Connell K, Dinoso J, Shen A, Zhou Y, Shrum CK, Han Y, Liu JO, Zhang H,
    Margolick JB, and Siliciano RF, 2009"A Primary Cell Model of HIV Latency Identifies Compounds that Reverse Latency without Cellular Activation" Journal of Clinical Investigation 119(11):3473-86
  • Yin J, Dai A, Kutzler MA, Shen A, Lecureux J, Lewis MG, Waldmann T, Weiner DB, Boyer JD. 2008 “Sustained suppression of SHIV89.6P replication in macaques by vaccine-induced CD8+ memory T cells” AIDS. 22(14):1739-48.
  • Halwani R, Boyer JD, Yassine-Diab B, Haddad EK, Robinson TM, Kumar S, Parkinson R, Wu L, Sidhu MK, Phillipson-Weiner R, Pavlakis GN, Felber BK, Lewis MG, Shen A, Siliciano RF, Weiner DB, Sekaly RP. 2008 “Therapeutic vaccination with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)-DNA+IL-12 or IL-15 induces distinct CD8 memory subsets in SIV-infected macaques.”  Journal of Immunology. 180(12):7969-79.



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