Research Summary

I am a physician-scientist whose research program focuses on hematopoietic growth control, genetic mechanisms underlying leukemogenesis, aberrant Ras signaling in human developmental disorders and cancer, mouse cancer modeling, and molecular therapeutics. I served as Director of the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) from 2006-2012. I have been a research mentor for medical students, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars, including six post-doctoral scholars who received “K” series awards from the NCI.

Research Funding

  • July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022 - Co-targeting BET Bromodomain Proteins and Aberrant Ras Signaling in Signaling in Pediatric AML, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Sponsor Award ID: LLS TRP Award
  • May 22, 2017 - April 30, 2022 - In Vivo Functional Analysis of Chromosome 7q22 Deletions in Myeloid Malignancies, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA216352
  • July 1, 1978 - June 30, 2021 - Medical Scientist Training Program, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIGMS, Sponsor Award ID: T32GM007618
  • September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2020 - Developmental and HyperActive Ras Tumor SPORE, Multiple Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: U54CA196519

Education

Williams College, Williamstown, MA, A.B., 1976, Biology, Liberal Arts
Cornell University, New York, NY, M.D., 1979, Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, Resident, 1982, Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Postdoctoral, 1988, Hematology/Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • 1992
    Winner, Navy Academic Medicine Research Competition
  • 1993
    Nycomed Research Award of the International Society for Pediatric Oncology (SIOP)
  • 1994
    Ross Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Western Society for Pediatric Research
  • 1998
    American Academy of Pediatrics Award for Excellence in Pediatric Research
  • 2000
    Roma and Marvin Auerback Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Molecular Oncology, UCSF
  • 2004
    Samuel Rosenthal Prize for Excellence in Academic Pediatrics
  • 2006
    National Cancer Institute MERIT Award
  • 2010
    American Association of Physicians
  • 2010
    American Cancer Society Research Professorship
  • 2016
    Team Science Research Award, Children's Tumor Foundation
  • 2019
    Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Research Prize
  • 2020
    UCSF Faculty Research Lecture in Basic Sciences

Selected Publications

  1. Wong JC, Perez-Mancera PA, Huang TQ, Kim J, Grego-Bessa J, Del Pilar Alzamora M, Kogan SC, Sharir A, Keefe SH, Morales CE, Schanze D, Castel P, Hirose K, Huang GN, Zenker M, Sheppard D, Klein OD, Tuveson DA, Braun BS, Shannon K KrasP34R and KrasT58I mutations induce distinct RASopathy phenotypes in mice.  View on PubMed
  2. Zambetti NA, Firestone AJ, Remsberg JR, Huang BJ, Wong JC, Long AM, Predovic M, Suciu RM, Inguva A, Kogan SC, Haigis KM, Cravatt BF, Shannon K Genetic disruption of N-RasG12D palmitoylation perturbs hematopoiesis and prevents myeloid transformation in mice.  View on PubMed
  3. Wandler AM, Huang BJ, Craig JW, Hayes K, Yan H, Meyer LK, Scacchetti A, Monsalve G, Dail M, Li Q, Wong JC, Weinberg O, Hasserjian RP, Kogan SC, Jonsson P, Yamamoto K, Sampath D, Nakitandwe J, Downing JR, Zhang J, Aster JC, Taylor BS, Shannon K Loss of glucocorticoid receptor expression mediates in vivo dexamethasone resistance in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  View on PubMed
  4. Meyer LK, Huang BJ, Delgado-Martin C, Roy RP, Hechmer A, Wandler AM, Vincent TL, Fortina P, Olshen AB, Wood BL, Horton TM, Shannon KM, Teachey DT, Hermiston ML Glucocorticoids paradoxically facilitate steroid resistance in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemias and thymocytes.  View on PubMed
  5. Bhatia S, Chen Y, Wong FL, Hageman L, Smith K, Korf B, Cannon A, Leidy DJ, Paz A, Andress JE, Friedman GK, Metrock K, Neglia JP, Arnold M, Turcotte LM, de Blank P, Leisenring W, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Clapp DW, Shannon K, Nakamura JL, Fisher MJ Subsequent Neoplasms After a Primary Tumor in Individuals With Neurofibromatosis Type 1.  View on PubMed
  6. Meyer LK, Delgado-Martin C, Maude SL, Shannon KM, Teachey DT, Hermiston ML CRLF2 rearrangement in Ph-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia predicts relative glucocorticoid resistance that is overcome with MEK or Akt inhibition.  View on PubMed
  7. Huang BJ, Wandler AM, Meyer LK, Dail M, Daemen A, Sampath D, Li Q, Wang X, Wong JC, Nakitandwe J, Downing JR, Zhang J, Taylor BS, Shannon K Convergent genetic aberrations in murine and human T lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemias.  View on PubMed
  8. Mues M, Karra L, Romero-Moya D, Wandler A, Hangauer MJ, Ksionda O, Thus Y, Lindenbergh M, Shannon K, McManus MT, Roose JP High-Complexity shRNA Libraries and PI3 Kinase Inhibition in Cancer: High-Fidelity Synthetic Lethality Predictions.  View on PubMed
  9. Bielski CM, Donoghue MTA, Gadiya M, Hanrahan AJ, Won HH, Chang MT, Jonsson P, Penson AV, Gorelick A, Harris C, Schram AM, Syed A, Zehir A, Chapman PB, Hyman DM, Solit DB, Shannon K, Chandarlapaty S, Berger MF, Taylor BS Widespread Selection for Oncogenic Mutant Allele Imbalance in Cancer.  View on PubMed
  10. Wong JC, Bryant V, Lamprecht T, Ma J, Walsh M, Schwartz J, Del Pilar Alzamora M, Mullighan CG, Loh ML, Ribeiro R, Downing JR, Carroll WL, Davis J, Gold S, Rogers PC, Israels S, Yanofsky R, Shannon K, Klco JM Germline SAMD9 and SAMD9L mutations are associated with extensive genetic evolution and diverse hematologic outcomes.  View on PubMed
  11. Pei S, Minhajuddin M, Adane B, Khan N, Stevens BM, Mack SC, Lai S, Rich JN, Inguva A, Shannon KM, Kim H, Tan AC, Myers JR, Ashton JM, Neff T, Pollyea DA, Smith CA, Jordan CT AMPK/FIS1-Mediated Mitophagy Is Required for Self-Renewal of Human AML Stem Cells.  View on PubMed
  12. Ksionda O, Mues M, Wandler AM, Donker L, Tenhagen M, Jun J, Ducker GS, Matlawska-Wasowska K, Shannon K, Shokat KM, Roose JP Comprehensive analysis of T cell leukemia signals reveals heterogeneity in the PI3 kinase-Akt pathway and limitations of PI3 kinase inhibitors as monotherapy.  View on PubMed
  13. Wandler A, Shannon K Mechanistic and Preclinical Insights from Mouse Models of Hematologic Cancer Characterized by Hyperactive Ras.  View on PubMed
  14. Maertens O, McCurrach ME, Braun BS, De Raedt T, Epstein I, Huang TQ, Lauchle JO, Lee H, Wu J, Cripe TP, Clapp DW, Ratner N, Shannon K, Cichowski K A Collaborative Model for Accelerating the Discovery and Translation of Cancer Therapies.  View on PubMed
  15. Burgess MR, Hwang E, Mroue R, Bielski CM, Wandler AM, Huang BJ, Firestone AJ, Young A, Lacap JA, Crocker L, Asthana S, Davis EM, Xu J, Akagi K, Le Beau MM, Li Q, Haley B, Stokoe D, Sampath D, Taylor BS, Evangelista M, Shannon K KRAS Allelic Imbalance Enhances Fitness and Modulates MAP Kinase Dependence in Cancer.  View on PubMed
  16. Fenouille N, Bassil CF, Ben-Sahra I, Benajiba L, Alexe G, Ramos A, Pikman Y, Conway AS, Burgess MR, Li Q, Luciano F, Auberger P, Galinsky I, DeAngelo DJ, Stone RM, Zhang Y, Perkins AS, Shannon K, Hemann MT, Puissant A, Stegmaier K The creatine kinase pathway is a metabolic vulnerability in EVI1-positive acute myeloid leukemia.  View on PubMed
  17. Sherborne AL, Lavergne V, Yu K, Lee L, Davidson PR, Mazor T, Smirnoff IV, Horvai AE, Loh M, DuBois SG, Goldsby RE, Neglia JP, Hammond S, Robison LL, Wustrack R, Costello JF, Nakamura AO, Shannon KM, Bhatia S, Nakamura JL Somatic and Germline TP53 Alterations in Second Malignant Neoplasms from Pediatric Cancer Survivors.  View on PubMed
  18. Sachs Z, Been RA, DeCoursin KJ, Nguyen HT, Mohd Hassan NA, Noble-Orcutt KE, Eckfeldt CE, Pomeroy EJ, Diaz-Flores E, Geurts JL, Diers MD, Hasz DE, Morgan KJ, MacMillan ML, Shannon KM, Largaespada DA, Wiesner SM Stat5 is critical for the development and maintenance of myeloproliferative neoplasm initiated by Nf1 deficiency.  View on PubMed
  19. White Y, Bagchi A, Van Ziffle J, Inguva A, Bollag G, Zhang C, Carias H, Dickens D, Loh M, Shannon K, Firestone AJ KRAS insertion mutations are oncogenic and exhibit distinct functional properties.  View on PubMed
  20. Shankar S, Pitchiaya S, Malik R, Kothari V, Hosono Y, Yocum AK, Gundlapalli H, White Y, Firestone A, Cao X, Dhanasekaran SM, Stuckey JA, Bollag G, Shannon K, Walter NG, Kumar-Sinha C, Chinnaiyan AM KRAS Engages AGO2 to Enhance Cellular Transformation.  View on PubMed

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