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Shannon Mumenthaler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California Lab Director, Lawrence J. Ellison Institute of Transformative Medicine, University of Southern California
Shannon Mumenthaler, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. She completed her B.S. in Genetics at UC Davis and then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology at UCLA. Her postdoctoral training was done at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and USC. Although her primary scientific training is in cell biology, she applies a unique multidisciplinary approach toward her research program, partnering with mathematicians, clinicians and engineers to explore critical areas in cancer. Her overall research interest focuses on the importance of the tumor microenvironment in influencing tumor progression and treatment response. She is inspired by working with colleagues from diverse scientific backgrounds to think outside the box, devise new ways of approaching cancer, create new model systems and push the limits of cancer research. In addition, Dr. Mumenthaler is the Lab Director for the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC, a translational institute that bridges clinical care, research and innovation. Dr. Mumenthaler helps strategize the goals, partnerships and scientific planning for the institute.