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Kevin Shannon, MD

San Francisco, CA
United States

The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco

Kevin Shannon, M.D. is the Auerback Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology in theUCSFDepartmentof Pediatrics. He led the Hematopoietic Malignancies Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center from 2002-2012,was Director of the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) from 2006-2012, and is currently the Director of the UCSF Physician Scientist Scholar Program. He was Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics from 2009-10 and 2017-19 and is currently Vice Chair for Laboratory Research. Dr. Shannon received his MD from Cornell University, obtained residency training in pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at UCSF. He served 10 years as in the US Navy Medical Corps before joining the full-time UCSF faculty in 1992. His laboratory has discovered inherited and somatic mutations that cause human developmental disorders and contribute to leukemia. His current research focuses on normal and leukemic hematopoiesis with an emphasis on genetic mechanisms underlying leukemia development, aberrant Ras signaling, moue cancer modeling, molecular therapeutics, and drug resistance. Dr. Shannon is an American Cancer Society (ACS) Research Professorand wasa member of the NCI Board of Scientific Advisorssince 2012-21. He recently served onthe Pediatric Cancer Working Group for the NCI Cancer “Moonshot” initiative, and as Co-Chair of the NCI Childhood Cancer Data Initiative Working Group.

Program Name(s)
Translational Research Program
Kevin Shannon