MD-PhD Candidate, California Institute of Technology - University of California
American, living in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Shannon is an a biochemist investigating the molecular basis of the immune response against viruses responsible for causing epidemics, including Zika, dengue, West Nile Virus, yellow fever virus, and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic. She earned her M.Phil. at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and is currently in the UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program. Apart from her research, Shannon enjoys reading, writing, playing piano, advocating for women in STEMM, and tutoring underserved students.