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Jonathan Shannahan

Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences

Toxicology Program Director
Graduate Program Director

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiopulmonary toxicology; Immunotoxicology; Nanotoxicology

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

School of Health Sciences Research Area(s)

  • Toxicology


Dr. Shannahan is a trained toxicologist with expertise in how susceptible subpopulations respond to toxic exposures. Dr. Shannahan teaches the following subjects: general toxicology, inhalation exposures and toxicology, pulmonary physiology, and occupational exposures. Dr. Shannahan conducts research on nanomaterial-biological interactions, lipid-mediated inflammatory signaling, susceptibility, complex occupational emission exposures, and electronic nicotine delivery system-induced oral health effects. To perform his research Dr. Shannahan utilizes cell culture models, animal models, and human samples.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (Nanotoxicology and Immunotoxicology), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • PhD (Toxicology), University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • B.S. (Chemistry), North Carolina State University


Current Courses

  • HSCI560 - Toxicology