Stephen Shannon is currently working on a Ph.D. In biomedical sciences at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He performed extensive research in a neuroendocrinology lab as an undergraduate, studying the effects of brain injury on the development of post-traumatic stress disorder. Upon completion of his B.S at Wheaton College, he worked as a high school science teacher before entering his current Ph.D program. Stephen also has Cystic Fibrosis.
Stephen's experience living with CF, education in molecular biology, and his experience as a high school biology teacher gives him an acuity to write and speak concerning the issues surrounding CF to both a scientific community and a broader community unfamiliar with the science underlying the disease and its therapies.
In a previous article I referenced the first portion of the Nature Review, “cystic fibrosis genetics: from molecular understanding to clinical application,” written by Dr. Garry Cutting, to provide ... Read more
In this week’s editorial column, Cystic Fibrosis News Today’s Stephen Shannon sounds off on the recent news of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation‘s recent $3.3 billion royalty sale involving Vertex’s ... Read more
In his first weekly column for Cystic Fibrosis News Today, PhD student and CF patient Stephen Shannon talks candidly about what the ongoing search for a cure for Cystic ... Read more