UCLA School of Dentistry
Wenyuan Shi, Ph.D. obtained his BS degree from Fudan University (Shanghai) in 1984, acquired his Ph.D degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991 and fulfilled his postdoctoral training at University of California at Berkeley during 1992-1995. Dr. Wenyuan Shi is a chair and professor of the Section of Oral Biology at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is co-author and co-inventor of over 200 scientific articles and patents.
Dr. Shi’s laboratory has been using multidisciplinary approaches to study oral microbial pathogenesis with a specific focus on microbial biofilm, inter-species interaction and signal transduction. In addition, Dr. Shi’s laboratory is actively involved in the development of next generation of diagnostic and therapeutic tools against oral microbial infections, including instant chairside detection of oral pathogens and peptide based targeted antimicrobial therapeutics.