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Fu-Dong Shi, MD, PhD


Fu-Dong Shi, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Neuroimmunology Laboratory and Flow Cytometry Core Facility
Barrow Neurological Institute
Professor, BNI-ASU Neuroscience PhD Program, School of Life Science, Arizona State University

Fu-Dong Shi received his MD from Harbin Medical University and Peking Union Hospital in China. After completion of a five-year residency in Internal Medicine and Neurology in China, he was selected to receive research training at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, where he obtained a PhD in Neurology. He completed postdoctoral research in the field of autoimmunity at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California. In 2004, he joined the faculty of the Division of Neurology at the Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

At Barrow, Dr. Fu-Dong Shi completed the United States Medical License Examination, obtained certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, and was matched to the Neurology residency at Barrow. He completes annual rotations in the Departments of Neurology and Child Neurology, with emphasis on the Neuroimmunology and Neuromuscular clinics. While running a highly dynamic laboratory program, Dr. Shi maintains his role as a research neurologist for clinical trials of new immunomodulatory compounds in patients with multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis.

Dr. Shi manages research programs funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to dissect the role of innate immunity and inflammation in neurological disorders and to identify organ-specific features of natural killer cells in inflammation and tumorigenesis. He also administers long-term programs funded by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to study the cellular mechanisms underlying the initiation and progression of autoantibody production by B cells in myasthenia gravis.

Dr. Shi’s work has been published in Nature Immunology, Nature Review Immunology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Journal of Experimental Medicine, and Annals of Neurology, among other prestigious journals. Dr. Shi serves on Grant Review Panels for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and NIH. Dr. Shi also reviews articles for journals such as Journal of Immunology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Nature Immunology, Nature Medicine, Annals of Neurology, Lancet, and New England Journal of Medicine.

An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Shi enjoys hiking, tennis, swimming and gardening.  

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