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Kristy L. Shanahan, PhD, MS, MT

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences: Kristy Shanahan, PhD, MS, MLS (ASCP) received her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the University of Wisconsin in 1974 and completed a clinical internship at University Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin. In 1988, she received a master's degree in medical technology from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. She also received a second master's degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University in 2005. Her work experience includes several years as a clinical laboratory scientist, supervisor, and chief tech in hospitals and clinics in both Wisconsin and Illinois. Kristy also taught at Oakton Community College from 1989 until 2007 in their Medical Laboratory Technology program. Kristy has served as past president of the Chicago Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science-Illinois. She also was the president, from 2007-2009, of the Illinois Society for Microbiology, a branch of the American Society for Microbiology. She was selected as an American Society for Microbiology Scholar-in-Residence from 2006-2007. She also is the immediate past president, 2007-2009, of the Illinois Society for Microbiology, a branch of the American Society for Microbiology. She recently, 2010, received the Rosalind Franklin University College of Health Professions Award for Professional Scholarship. At Rosalind Franklin University, Kristy holds a full time appointment within the College of Pharmacy, where she is responsible for teaching in the pharmacy skills laboratories. Her areas of expertise include microbiology, immunology, and clinical molecular laboratory testing. The variety of her clinical laboratory experience also supports the College’s teaching in the PharmD program. She completed her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in June 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses

  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Research

Dr. Shanahan is a student in the PhD program for Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology.  She is researching the enzyme ATP synthase under her mentor Dr. David Mueller. She is performing site-directed mutagenesis of various chains of the F1 subunit of ATP synthase to find those mutations that cause alteration in the functions of this enzyme.  She also researched clinical laboratory scientists' perceptions and experiences with research as a committee member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Recent Publications

Papers

Rebecca Laudicina, JoAnn Fenn, Vickie Freeman, Carol McCoy, Mary Ann McLane, Lillian Mundt, Joan Polancic, Tim Randolph, Kristy Shanahan. "Research in Clinical Laboratory Science: Professionals’ Involvement." Fall 2011, Clinical Laboratory Science, 24:4, p. 235-242.

Rebecca Laudicina, JoAnn Fenn, Vickie Freeman, Carol McCoy, Mary Ann McLane, Lillian Mundt, Joan Polancic, Tim Randolph, Kristy Shanahan. "Research in Clinical Laboratory Science: Professionals’ Educational Preparation." Fall 2011, Clinical Laboratory Science, 24:4, p. 243-248

Mundt, Lillian and Shanahan, Kristy, July 2009. “ASCLS Members Perceptions Regarding Research.”  ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Science. Volume 22/ Number 3, p. 170-175.

“Establishing and Maintaining an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Course at Oakton Community College”, National Council of Instructional Administrators Community College Exemplary Initiatives.  Volume XVIII 2006-2007, p. 43-46.

Roncancio-Weemer, Gilma and Shanahan, Kristy, “Seeking Title Protection Regulation in Illinois.”  ASCLS Today, published Nov/Dec. 2005

Shanahan, Kristy, “Pesky Persisters and Bothersome Biofilms.”  ASCLS Today, Nov./Dec 2004.

Books/Related

Question bank, powerpoint presentations to accompany  Graff’s Textbook of Urinalysis and Body Fluids, 2nd revision, Lippincott Williams, and Wilkins.  ISBN 9781582558752.

Mundt, Lillian and Shanahan, Kristy, March 2010.  Graff’s Textbook of Urinalysis and Body Fluids, 2nd revision, Lippincott Williams, and Wilkins.  ISBN 9781582558752.