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Principle Investigator: Shannon Farris, Ph.D.

Shannon Farris
Shannon Farris

Dr. Farris received a B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2007. She went on to complete her Ph.D. at the University of California Irvine with Dr. Oswald Steward and was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Serena Dudek at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Farris joined the VTCRI and the Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology as an assistant professor in late 2018.

Throughout her career, Dr. Farris has been interested in the molecular mechanisms regulating synaptic plasticity, such as local translation in dendrites. Currently, she is interested in how these processes differ between genetically distinct cell types and how these differences contribute to the plasticity underlying learning.

Outside of the lab, Dr. Farris is interested in science policy and enjoys snowboarding out west.

Email: Farrissl@vtc.vt.edu                    Office: R2118

Phone: x8-2049                                        Twitter handle: @sfarris721

Faculty Page: http://research.vtc.vt.edu/people/shannon-farris/

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