"The favorite part of my job is designing novel studies based on the specific scientific attributes of a cell and/or gene therapy and then pairing up CRL’s multidisciplinary capabilities and expertise with the needs of that advanced therapeutic program."
- Shawna Jackman, PhD, DABT
Shawna Jackman is the Senior Principal Research Scientist at our Shrewsbury, MA site. She is a subject matter expert for regulatory-enabling cell and gene therapy programs, including assessments in specialty models and immunocompromised rodents. Dr. Jackman provides scientific oversight for specialty biologics and other toxicology programs, and is involved in client and regulatory discussions regarding study design, execution and data interpretation.
Dr. Jackman received her Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Lehigh University before earning her PhD in genetic toxicology from West Virginia University. She is also the preclinical lead for our involvement in the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Translational Center. Dr. Jackman is a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology and is an active member of the Society of Toxicology, American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy, and International Society for Stem Cell Research.