Lab Members

Shuzhen Liu

Shuzhen Liu, Ph.D.


Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine

Shuzhen earned her Ph.D. in Rostock University/FBN, Germany, where she studied the role of NF-kB and C/EBP factors in pathogen-mediated activation of bovine interleukin 8 and beta-defensin. Her postdoctoral training at UT Southwestern focused on the molecular mechanism of TNF induced necroptosis. In the Reinecker lab, Shuzhen's research focuses on defining the role of novel immune regulators in mucosal inflammation and host defense. She loves cooking, music and enjoys time with family and friends.

Shuyuan Chen

Shuyuan Chen, M.D., M.S.

Research Scientist

Shuyuan is a cell biologist with a focus on gene-editing techniques, nucleic acid detection and nextgen sequencing technologies. He enjoys cooking, fishing, and hiking.

Sharon Amole

Sharon Amole

Research Assistant I

Sharon has a B.S. in Biochemistry and Biology. She is a former UT Southwestern Green Fellow. Her primary interest is in disease research. In her free time, she enjoys home renovation projects and training her shepherds.