Dr. Shyn did his undergraduate work at MIT, and completed his MD and PhD at the University of California, San Diego. He recently completed his postdoctoral fellowship supported through the Program for Minority Research Training in Psychiatry, which was a continuation of work he started during the RRTP with Steve Hamilton, MD, PhD, on the pharmacogenomics of antidepressant response.
Dr. Shyn received an award for his research activities from the Program for Minority Research Training, overseen by the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education (APIRE), and also received a resident research award from UCSF/LPPI Psychiatry. Dr. Shyn is presently an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Washington (in Seattle).
Dr. Shyn’s work with Dr. Hamilton has led to four manuscripts published, in press, or submitted, including a first-authored paper in Molecular Psychiatry and a first-authored review article in Psychiatric Clinics North America. He has presented his work on a genomewide association analysis of major depressive disorder at an annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).