Weiran Shen, PhD

Associate Director, Vector Design and Innovation

Weiran Shen is the Associate Director of Vector Design and Innovation at Kriya Therapeutics. Previously, Dr. Shen was a lead scientist at Sangamo Therapeutics, where he led the efforts to design novel AAV vectors to treat CNS diseases. Prior to Sangamo, Dr. Shen led a group at the discovery lab in the Gene Therapy Program at the University of Pennsylvania where he was involved in designing gene therapy vectors and developing and improving vector production systems.

Dr. Shen received his PhD in Microbiology from the University of Kansas Medical Center and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his master’s degree in Neuroscience at Second Military Medical University and his undergraduate degree in Biology from Southwest University in China.