Wen Sheng, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

Wen Sheng

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
1-137 Microbiology Research Facility
689 23rd Ave SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-1507
UM Delivery Code: 2821A

Lab Address:
689 23rd Avenue SE
MRF 1-137
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Debbie Rootes

Administrative Phone
612-624-1966

Administrative Email
roote001@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-301-1292

PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA (1992)

MS, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan

BS, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan

Summary

Wen Sheng obtained a PhD degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia and received post-doctoral training at the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation. Dr. Sheng currently is involved in a program to investigate immune mechanisms that drive chronic retroviral infection-induced neuropathic pain in a model of distal symmetrical polyneuropathy (DSP) developed in animals with murine acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (MAIDS) and the effects of inflammatory modulation through cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2R) in the context of peripheral neuropathy due to chronic retroviral infection.

Professional Associations

International Society for NeuroVirology (ISNV)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Effects of inflammatory modulation through cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2R) in the context of peripheral neuropathy due to chronic retroviral infection.

Research Funding Grants

Neuroimmune Approaches to Retrovirus Infection-induced Neuropathy via CB2Rs -- Dr. James Lokensgard.

Publications