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Shannon Farris, PhD

Assistant Professor
  • Neuroscience
Shannon Farris
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


PhD, Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience)
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

BS, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology concentration
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA  

  • Learning and memory
  • Synaptic plasticity
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • 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
  • Travel Award, UT Austin Conference on Learning & Memory, 2015
  • Best Poster Presentation Award, 11th annual NIEHS Science Day, 2013
  • Best Poster Award, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Meeting, 2012
  • Travel Award, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Meeting, 2012
  • Travel Award, NIH Graduate Student Research Conference, 2011
  • 1st Place Graduate Presentation Award, 21st Graduate Women in Science Conference