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Qiang Shi Ph.D.

Visiting Scientist — Division of Systems Biology

Qiang Shi
Qiang Shi, Ph.D.

(870) 543-7391

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Dr. Qiang Shi obtained his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Zhejiang University (China) in 2006. His Ph.D. dissertation was on mouse liver protein modifications in drug induced liver injury (DILI). He completed his post-doctoral training in DILI at NCTR between 2007 and 2010, when he was then converted to a visiting scientist. Dr. Shi received the "FDA Outstanding Junior Investigator Award" in 2011 and the FDA "Outstanding Intercenter Scientific Collaboration Award (Group)" in 2011 and 2016.

Research Interests

Dr. Shi has a focused research area: mechanisms and biomarkers for DILI. He has more than 15 years of experience in culture of primary hepatocytes from multiple species with a mechanistic focus on drug-induced mitochondrial damage and metabolism-mediated hepatocyte injury. For biomarker studies, he uses in vitro systems and human clinical samples to explore novel translational DILI biomarkers, focusing on circulating microRNAs in the urine and blood. He has published more than 30 peer reviewed manuscripts on DILI. Dr. Shi’s most recent work involves the study of DILI induced by FDA approved small molecule kinase inhibitors. The long-term research goals include: 1) developing non-invasive translational biomarkers to predict DILI susceptibility, regeneration, and severity; 2) exploring alternative models, particularly in vitro models, to aid the prediction of a chemical’s DILI risk; and 3) enhancing the understanding of DILI mechanisms.

Professional Societies/National and International Groups

American Chemical Society
2011 – 2015

The American Association for the Advancement of Science
2010 – 2015

Society of Toxicology
2013 – Present


Selected Publications

Cytotoxicity of 34 FDA Approved Small-Molecule Kinase Inhibitors in Primary Rat and Human Hepatocytes.
Zhang J., Ren L., Yang X., White M., Greenhaw J., Harris T., Wu Q., Bryant M., Papoian T., Mattes W., and Shi Q.
Toxicol Lett. 2018, 291:138-148.

Drug-Induced Liver Injury in Children: Clinical Observations, Animal Models, and Regulatory Status.
Shi Q., Yang X., Greenhaw J.J., Salminen A.T., Russotti G.M., and Salminen WF.
Int J Toxicol. 2017, 36(5):365-379.

Effects of 31 FDA Approved Small-Molecule Kinase Inhibitors on Isolated Rat Liver Mitochondria.
Zhang J., Salminen A., Yang X., Luo Y., Wu Q., White M., Greenhaw J., Ren L., Bryant M., Salminen W., Papoian T., Mattes W., and Shi Q.
Arch Toxicol. 2017, 91(8):2921-2938.

Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Hepatocyte-Like Cells as a Potential New Tool to Understand Small Molecule Kinase Inhibitors Induced Hepatotoxicity.disclaimer icon
Shi Q. and Mattes W.
American Pharmaceutical Review. 2017, 20: 64-67.

The Cytochrome P450 Inhibitor SKF-525A Disrupts Autophagy in Primary Rat Hepatocytes.
Luo Y., Yang X., and Shi Q.
Chem Biol Interact. 2016, 255:55-62.

Circulating MicroRNA and Long Noncoding RNA as Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Diseases.
Shi Q. and Yang X.
J Cell Physiol. 2016, 231(4):751-5.

A Comprehensive Study of the Association Between Drug Hepatotoxicity and Daily Dose, Liver Metabolism, and Lipophilicity using 975 Oral Medications.
Weng Z., Wang K., Li H., and Shi Q.
Oncotarget. 2015, 6(19):17031-8.

Regorafenib Impairs Mitochondrial Functions, Activates AMP-Activated Protein Kinase, Induces Autophagy, and Causes Rat Hepatocyte Necrosis.
Weng Z., Luo Y., Yang X., Greenhaw J.J., Li H., Xie L., Mattes W.B., and Shi Q.
Toxicology. 2015, 327:10-21.

Drugs and Diseases Interacting with Cigarette Smoking in US Prescription Drug Labelling.
Li H. and Shi Q.
Clin Pharmacokinet. 2015, 54(5):493-501.

Circulating Mitochondrial Biomarkers for Drug-Induced Liver Injury.
Shi Q., Yang X., Mattes W.B., Mendrick D.L., Harrill A.H., and Beger R.D.
Biomark Med. 2015, 9(11):1215-23.

Inhibition of Cytochrome P450s Enhances (+)-Usnic Acid Cytotoxicity in Primary Cultured Rat Hepatocytes.
Shi Q., Greenhaw J., and Salminen W.F.
J Appl Toxicol. 2014, 34(8):835-40.

Circulating Extracellular Vesicles as a Potential Source of New Biomarkers of Drug-Induced Liver Injury.
Yang X., Weng Z., Mendrick D.L., and Shi Q.
Toxicol Lett. 2014, 225(3):401-6.

Green Tea Epigallocatechin Gallate Binds to and Inhibits Respiratory Complexes in Swelling but not Normal Rat Hepatic Mitochondria.
Weng Z., Zhou P., Salminen W.F., Yang X., Harrill A.H., Cao Z., Mattes W.B., Mendrick D.L., and Shi Q.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014, 443(3):1097-104.

Hopes and Challenges in Using miRNAs as Translational Biomarkers for Drug-Induced Liver Injury.
Shi Q., Yang X., and Mendrick D.L.
Biomark Med. 2013, 7(2):307-15.

Mechanisms for Epigallocatechin Gallate Induced Inhibition of Drug Metabolizing Enzymes in Rat Liver Microsomes.
Weng Z., Greenhaw J., Salminen W.F., and Shi Q.
Toxicol Lett. 2012, 214(3):328-38.

Hepatic Cytochrome P450s Attenuate the Cytotoxicity Induced by Leflunomide and its Active Metabolite A77 1726 in Primary Cultured Rat Hepatocytes.
Shi Q., Yang X., Greenhaw J., and Salminen W.F.
Toxicol Sci. 2011, 122(2):579-86.

Biomarkers for Drug-Induced Liver Injury.
Shi Q., Hong H., Senior J., and Tong W.
Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010, 4(2):225-34.

Gene Expression Profiling in the Developing Rat Brain Exposed to Ketamine.
Shi Q., Guo L., Patterson T.A., Dial S., Li Q., Sadovova N., Zhang X., Hanig J.P., Paule M.G., Slikker W. Jr., and Wang C.
Neuroscience. 2010, 166(3):852-63.


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(870) 543-7391


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