Shawn Demehri, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Center for Cancer Immunology and Cutaneous Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Demehri received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Washington State University. He completed medical degree (MD), PhD in Cell Biology in the laboratory of Dr. Raphael Kopan and Dermatology residency training at Washington University in St. Louis. He conducted postdoctoral research in Immunology in the lab of Dr. Wayne Yokoyama at Washington University.
Dr. Demehri is a physician-scientist performing basic science and translational research in the field of cancer immunoprevention related to skin, breast and other epithelial cancers. His research is focused on determining the role of the immune system in maintaining normal tissue homeostasis and preventing the early stages of cancer development. Dr. Demehri is a recipient of several awards including the American Academy of Dermatology Young Investigator Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation Young Physician-Scientist Award (currently a member of ASCI), NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists, Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Award, Kimmel Scholar Award, and LEO Foundation Award.