Weiran Shen, PhD

Associate Director, Vector Design and Innovation

Weiran Shen is the Associate Director of Vector Design and Innovation at Kriya Therapeutics. Dr. Shen joins Kriya from Sangamo Therapeutics, where he was a lead scientist and led the efforts to design novel AAV vectors to treat CNS diseases. Prior to Sangamo, Weiran led a group at the discovery lab in the Gene Therapy Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Shen received his PhD in microbiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center and his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shen received his master’s degree in neuroscience from Second Military Medical University and his undergraduate degree in biology at Southwest University in China.