Dr. Shannon Muir is a Senior Program Associate at CCST, where she staffs the Federally Funded
Laboratory Affiliates program, supports fundraising efforts, and develops strategies for internal
and external CCST projects. Shannon was CCST Science Policy Fellow in 2015, and she served as a
consultant for the California Senate Committee on Health. During her Fellowship, she analyzed
legislation related to a wide variety of topics including electronic cigarettes, internet
prescribing, health insurance, and aging and long term care.
Prior to the Fellowship, Shannon earned her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from UC San Diego studying
pediatric cancer genetics. During her time at UC San Diego, she served as the Legislative Liaison
for Local & State Affairs for the UC San Diego Graduate Student Association, and as the Chair of
the Graduate and Professional Student Committee on the UC Student Association Board of Directors.
She also represented graduate students on the UC Academic Senate Committee on Research Policy. For
her work, she was awarded the UC Student Association’s Advocate of the Year Award in 2012. Shannon
holds and MS in Pharmacology from Tulane University School of Medicine, and a BS in Psychobiology