Shannon Farris

Shannon Farris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Assistant Professor, Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

For a more complete listing of Shannon Farris's publications, visit PubMed.

Education and Training

  • University of California Irvine: Ph.D. , Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience)
  • California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo: B.S. , Biochemistry, concentration in Molecular Biology

Previous Positions

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
    Postdoctoral Fellow

Awards and Honors

  • Best Poster Presentation Award, 14th annual NIEHS Science Day, 2016
  • NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE Award), 2016
  • Intramural Paper of the Month by Environmental Factor, NIEHS Newsletter, 2016
  • NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE Award), 2015
  • Poster Abstract Award, UT Austin Conference on Learning & Memory, 2015

Research Areas

Synaptic Function

Selected Publications

Shannon Farris, James M. Ward, Kelly E. Carstens, Mahsa Samadi, Yu Wang, Serena M. Dudek. (2019). Hippocampal Subregions Express Distinct Dendritic Transcriptomes that Reveal Differences in Mitochondrial Function in CA2. Cell Reports 29.

Steward O, Matsudaira KM, Farris S, Pirbhoy PS, Worley P, Okamura K, Okuno H, Bito H. (2018). Delayed degradation and impaired dendritic delivery of intron-lacking EGFP-Arc/Arg3.1 mRNA in EGFP-Arc transgenic mice. Frontiers Molecular Neuroscience 10(435).

Helton T, Zhao M, Farris S, Dudek SM. (2018). Diversity of dendritic morphology and entorhinal cortex synaptic effectiveness in mouse CA2 pyramidal neurons. Hippocampus .