Shannon McKinney-Freeman, PhD
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Dr. Shannon McKinney-Freeman received her PhD from Baylor College of Medicine in 2003 in the laboratory of Dr. Margaret Goodell. As a postdoc with Dr. George Daley at Boston Children’s, she characterized the phenotype and function of pluripotent stem cell-derived hematopoietic progenitors, as well as acquired and analyzed the global gene expression profiles of hematopoietic progenitors throughout mammalian ontogeny. McKinney-Freeman joined the Department of Hematology at St. Jude in 2010, and since then has committed her research lab to understanding the fundamental biology of blood forming stem cells. She is passionate about creating an inclusive and exciting lab environment, characterized by collegiality and scientific excellence.