Shannon McWeeney, PhD

Shannon McWeeney, PhD

Dr. McWeeney is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine's Division of Biostatistics at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).

She has a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE), where she serves as Division Head for the Division of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. At OHSU, Dr. McWeeney serves as the Director of Bioinformatics for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the Director of Translational Bioinformatics for the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI). She serves as the Director for Bioinformatics for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Leukemia and Lymphoma Specialized Center of Research, where she focuses on the development of computational methodologies for prioritization and identification of targets for development of individualized cancer therapies.

The focus of her research is on the development and application of statistical and computational methodologies to solve research “bottlenecks”. Dr. McWeeney was at the forefront of genome-wide approaches for transcriptional regulation and chromatin occupancy, serving as a key member of the original team that developed the first scalable sequence based approach and providing the computational workflows and methodology necessary for the approach to succeed.

In 2010, Dr. McWeeney was selected as a Kavli Frontiers Fellow by the US National Academy of Sciences.