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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

Benchtop, Research, Bedside and Application
Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Shannon M. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.

Shannon M. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Phone: 713-798-6087


  • M.D., Indiana University
  • Ph.D., Indiana University

Research Interests

  • MicroRNAs in uterine function and dysfunction
  • Epigenetics, endometriosis, and ovarian cancer

Clinical Focus

  • Obstetrics and gynecology


  • Creighton CJ, Benham AL, Zhu H, Khan MF, Reid JG, Nagaraja AK, Fountain MD, Dziadek O, Han D, Ma L, Kim J, Hawkins SM, Anderson ML, Matzuk MM, Gunaratne PH. Discovery of novel microRNAs in female reproductive tract using next generation sequencing. PLoS One. 2010. 5(3):e9637.
  • Hawkins SM, Matzuk MM. Oocyte-somatic cell communication and microRNA function in the ovary. Ann Endocrinol (Paris). 2010. 71(3):144-8.
  • Nagaraja AK, Creighton CJ, Yu Z, Zhu H, Gunaratne PH, Reid JG, Olokpa E, Itamochi H, Ueno NT, Hawkins SM, Anderson ML, Matzuk MM. A link between mir-100 and FRAP1/mTOR in clear cell ovarian cancer. Mol Endocrinol. 2010. 24(2):447-63.
  • Hawkins SM, Matzuk MM. The menstrual cycle: basic biology. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008. 1135:10-8.
  • Hawkins SM, Kohwi-Shigematsu T, Skalnik DG. The matrix attachment region-binding protein SATB1 interacts with multiple elements within the gp91phox promoter and is down-regulated during myeloid differentiation. J Biol Chem. 2001. 276(48):44472-80.
  • Catt D, Hawkins S, Roman A, Luo W, Skalnik DG. Overexpression of CCAAT displacement protein represses the promiscuously active proximal gp91(phox) promoter. Blood. 1999. 94(9):3151-60.

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