Dr. Shen Xueyan

Dr. Shen Xueyan

Dr. Shen Xueyan

Associate Professor


  • Doctor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PhD), Ocean University of China, 2005-2007
  • Master of Aquaculture, Ocean University of China, 2001-2004
  • Bachelor of Agriculture (Aquaculture), HeBei Normal University of Science and Technology, 1995-1999

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Dr. Xueyan Shen obtained her M.Sc in Aquaculture and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Ocean University of China in 2004 and 2007, respectively. After that, she started her Postdoctoral work on maintenance of genomic resources for the National BioResource Project Medak in NIBB (Okazaki, Japan). From 2010, she worked in the Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL), Singapore, where as a Research Fellow, she led several research teams towards increasing Singapore’s food fish supply through application of aquaculture genomics R&D. In 2019, she joined James Cook University in Singapore where she continues to apply her state-of-the-art teaching and genetic research approaches to help Singapore as well as other Asia counties achieve their aquaculture related food security strategy.

Research Interests

Dr. Shen’s research interest is on the development of “robust” aquaculture strains to boost seafood production. Her expertise include aquaculture new genomic tools development and application; aquaculture genetics, aquaculture disease and selective breeding.