Shin-Han Shiu

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Contact

  • Office location: 2265 Molecular Plant Science Building [direction]
  • Mailing address: Michigan State University, Plant Biology Laboratories, 612 Wilson Road, Room 166, East Lansing, MI 48824-1312
  • (O) 517-353-7196
  • email: shius (at) msu (dot) edu
  • ORCID

Brief Bio

  • 2018-present, Professor, Dept of Computational, Math., Sci., & Engr., Michigan State University
  • 2017-present, Professor, Dept of Plant Biology, Michigan State University
  • 2012, Visiting Associate Research Fellow, Biodiversity Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • 2011-2017, Associate Professor, Dept of Plant Biology, Michigan State University
  • 2006-2011, Assistant Professor, Dept of Plant Biology, Michigan State University
  • 2002-2005, NIH Fellow, Dept of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago
  • 2002-2002, Staff, MIPS-Institute for Bioinformatics, Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit, Germany.
  • 1994-2001, Ph.D., Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 1992-1994, Second lieutenant, Army, Taiwan.
  • 1988-1992, B.S., Department of Plant Pathology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

Affilations

Research Interests

The long term interests in my research program are to understand the molecular basis of adaptations via studying the molecular evolutionary patterns of plant genes, and to harness biological data to formulate computational and quantitative models that can resolve biological questions.

Teaching philosophy

My goal in education is to foster the abilities of the students at all levels to think critically and lead intellectual pursues independently.

My approach for realizing my goal is to create a learning environment where the learners actively participate in dialogs, exchange opinions in groups, learn by doing, and solve authentic problems that we face as scientists. In this environment, the learners practice identifying the core questions and hypotheses, assessing the best approaches to solutions, designing experiments, analyzing the outcomes quantitatively, and making interpretations. In addition, the environment I strive to provide scaffolding to support the students and, by gradually removing them from their comfort zones, foster greater independence.