Dr. Shan graduated from Fudan University, one of the top five universities in China. She received comprehensive biological training during her graduate study, ranging from performing animal studies to cellular and molecular experiments. Her research project was to elucidate mechanisms of chemically-induced liver cancer. While Dr. Shan did exceptionally well in her graduate studies, she has decided to refocus her career on ovarian cancer, since one of her close family members recently succumbed to clear cell carcinoma of the ovary only three months after initial diagnosis. Dr. Shan is conducting research on the mechanisms underlying senescent stromal fibroblast-mediated promotion of ovarian tumorigenesis, which is a natural continuation of our previous work. She is also involved in identifying novel markers for early detection as well as therapeutic interventions of ovarian cancer. Equipped with highly advanced intellectual and experimental techniques and a strong faith for the cancer research society, Dr. Shan looks forward to making significant contributions this field and becoming a leader in ovarian cancer study in the near further.