Sha is a visiting researcher in the lab of Hailiang Huang at the ATGU and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She did her Ph.D. at the Institute of Mental Health of Peking University under the guidance of Pro. Xin Yu, in which she participated a large-scale screening of circulating miRNAs in Chinese schizophrenia. She also received scientific training in the state key lab for Molecular Biology in Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Now Sha is an associate professor and chief physician of psychiatry at 1st hospital of Shanxi Medical University. Her research focused on the multidimensional diagnostic and therapeutic biomarkers of early-onset schizophrenia, especially on genetics and epigenetics. As a psychiatrist, she wants to make more effort on translational psychiatry which can help more patients.