|Shelley Lawrence, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)
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|Shelley Lawrence, MD, grew
up in Oklahoma City and obtained her undergraduate, medical
degrees, pediatric residency training and neonatal medicine
fellowship from the University of Oklahoma. Subsequently she
entered private practice neonatology at Rocky Mountain
Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado. After 5
years, she returned to academic medicine as an Assistant
Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences
Center combining clinical care and research in cell biology
and immunology. During this time she completed a
Master's Degree in Clinical and Translational Research
through the U. Oklahoma Graduate College. Shelley's
research explored leukocyte dynamics and function in
neonates with an emphasis on the effects of maternal labor
and cell maturation.
Shelley was recruited to the UCSD Department of Pediatrics faculty in 2014, and will continue her research in the Nizet Lab in collaboration with the research group of Prof. Lance Prince, Division Chief of Neonatology. Shelley's current projects examine differences in neutrophil activation and innate immune function in neonates compared to adults, with a primary interest for their ramifications in early-onset sepsis.
Shelly maintains her active neonatology practice in the acute care nurseries of UCSD, Rady Children's Hospital and their affiliated institutions. She is also the Program Director for the UCSD Fellowship Program in Newborn Medicine.