About Shannon McKinney-Freeman

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 basic biology and ontogeny of the hematopoietic system. She is passionate about creating an inclusive and exciting lab environment, characterized by collegiality and scientific excellence.

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Meet the Team

Aditya Barve, PhD
  • Aditya Barve, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Terri Cain
  • Terri Cain
  • Graduate Student
Adam Cornwell, PhD
  • Adam Cornwell, PhD
  • Data Science Postdoctoral Research Associate
Preeti Dabas, PhD
  • Preeti Dabas, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Jana Elabiad
  • Jana Elabiad
  • Student
Yuanyuan Huang, PhD
  • Yuanyuan Huang, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Laura Jamrog, PhD
  • Laura Jamrog, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Zakiya Kelley
  • Zakiya Kelley
  • Senior Researcher
Alex Kopyov
  • Alex Kopyov
  • Lead Researcher
Pramika Sriram
  • Pramika Sriram
  • Researcher
Niveda Vellore Udaykumar, PhD
  • Niveda Vellore Udaykumar, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Alanna Van Huizen, PhD
  • Alanna Van Huizen, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

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