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Shannon McWeeney, PhD

Associate Professor, Knight Cancer Center
Director, DMICE Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Track
Director, OCTRI Translational Bioinformatics
Admin Unit: SOM-Public Health & Preventive Medicine Department
Mail Code: CR-145
Biomedical Informatics
Public Health and Preventative Medicine
Research Interests:
Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology » PubMed Listing
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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 joint appointments in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE). Dr. McWeeney has a PhD in Statistical Genetics and a MSE in Computational Biology. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Bioinformatics at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Dr. Warren Ewens.

At OHSU, Dr. McWeeney serves as the Director of Informatics for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the Director of Translational Bioinformatics for the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI), one of the original 12 Clinical and Translational Science Awards from NIH/NCRR. In this capacity, she serves on the National CTSA Informatics steering committee. She is the Director for the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Track for the Masters and PhD program within DMICE. The focus of her research is on the development and application of statistical and computational methodologies for analysis and integration of functional genomics (microarray, proteomics, chip-seq) data for network reconstruction with emphasis on understanding transcriptional regulation as it relates to disease etiology (cancer, alcoholism, Alzheimer's disease etc). Dr. McWeeney has extensive expertise in the development of high throughput statistical workflows and creating bioinformatics pipelines for new and evolving technology. She served as a contracted consultant for NCI in the statistical evaluation and testing of statistical workflows for proteomics data  - both for pre-processing and classification algorithms as part of NCI’s cancer Biomedical Grid Initiative. She provides oversight and leadership for mathematical modeling activities for a 17 million dollar Systems Biology Contract with NIAID and as Director of the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core for the Pacific Northwest Regional Center of Excellence.