Stephen Shannon,  —

Stephen Shannon is working on a PhD 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 BS at Wheaton College, he worked as a high school science teacher before entering his current PhD program. Stephen also has cystic fibrosis.

Articles by Stephen Shannon

Mutation Specific CF Therapies: A Small Lesson

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 a basic understanding of the function of the CFTR protein and its role in the…

The Cellular Mechanism of CF: The Basics

Cystic fibrosis was ushered into the spotlight during President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address as he highlighted the advances in CF therapy, which have served as a model for the President’s precision medicine initiative. Precision medicine paves the way for the development of therapies that are tailored…