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Shannon Kinney

Associate Professor of Pharmacology | Program Coordinator of Master in Pharmacogenomics
B.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, SUNY at Buffalo - Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Post-doctoral fellowship in RNA Biology Division, New England Biolabs, Inc.
Office: CSP 322

My research focuses on gene regulation at the transcriptional level, primarily by DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation. Because this regulation is important in many different normal and disease specific processes I have several projects in my laboratory and with collaborators that cover a broad range of fields. My major focus is cancer research, especially prostate cancer, with projects that examine the function of DNA modifications in gene regulation and how they may be disrupted in cancer. I am also interested in educational research and how to optimally teach integrated or pharmacogenomics courses to doctor of pharmacy students.



Principles of Genetics and Genomics

Endocrine/ Reproduction/ Genitourinary IPC

Hematology/ Oncology IPC

Applied Pharmacogenomics Experience


Book Chapters

Doreen E. Szollosi, Shannon Kinney, Ruhul Amin, and Ngumbah Chumbow (2020). Pharmacology of immunotherapeutic drugs, Chapter 10: Cancer Immunotherapy . In (Eds.), Cancer Immunotherapy : Springer Nature Switzerland.

Morey Kinney, Shannon and Sriharsa Pradhan (2013). Ten Eleven Translocation (TET) Enzymes and 5-Hydroxymethylation in Cancer . In (Eds.), Epigenetic Alterations in Oncogenesis : Springer.

Shannon R. M. Kinney and Sriharsa Pradhan (2011). Regulation of Expression and Activity of DNA (cytosine-5) methyltransferases in mammalian cells . In (Eds.), Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science : Science Direct.

Journal Articles

Eve Carciofi, Arin Whitman, and Shannon Kinney (2021 ). Student and Faculty Perceptions of Integrated Therapeutics Courses in a Doctor of Pharmacy Program . Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning

Shannon Bailey, Elizabeth Klejna, Susan Capasso, and Shannon Kinney (2021 ). Development of a laboratory-based pharmacogenomics independent study and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience: Connecting basic science to clinical application . Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning

Dylan Krajewski, Edwin Kaczenski, Jeffrey Rovatti, Stephanie Polukort, Chelsea Thompson, Catherine Dollard, Sallie S Schneider, Shannon R.M. Kinney, and Clinton B Mathias (2018 ). Epigenetic regulation via altered histone acetylation results in suppression of mast cell function and mast cell-mediated food allergic responses . Frontiers in Immunology

Rebecca Marcinak, Meaghan Paris, Shannon R. M. Kinney (2018 ). Integrating pharmacogenomics education in a pharmacy program and its effect on student perceptions of their abilities and roles in its use . American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Morey Kinney, Shannon, Hang Gyeong Chin, Romualdas Vaisvila, Jurate Bitinaite, Yu Zheng, Pierre Olivier Esteve, Suhua Feng, Hume Stroud, Steven E. Jacobsen and Sriharsa Pradhan (2011 ). Tissue Specific Distribution and Dynamic Changes of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in Mammalian Genomes . Journal of Biological Chemistry

Shannon R. M. Kinney, Michael T. Moser, Marien Pascual, John M. Greally, Barbara A. Foster, and Adam R. Karpf (2010 ). Opposing roles of Dnmt1 in early and late stage murine prostate cancer . Molecular and Cellular Biology