Dana Shaw

Dana Shaw

Assistant ProfessorVeterinary Microbiology & Pathology

Affiliate and Adjunct Appointments

  • Affiliate, Paul G. Allen School for Global Health
  • Affiliate, School of Molecular Biosciences


  • Post-doctoral training, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, 2017
  • PhD, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, 2013
  • BS, California State University, Fresno, 2007

Research Interest

  • Vector-borne disease
  • Microbiology
  • Arthropod immunity
  • Tick-borne diseases
  • Innate immune signaling


Professional Service

  • American Society for Rickettsiology Councilor at large and Scientific Review Committee member
  • Review Editor for Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology (part of Frontiers in Microbiology), Frontiers in Physiology, Chronobiology, Frontiers in Insect Science – Insect Physiology, Frontiers in Parasite Immunology (part of Frontiers in Immunology),
  • Grant proposal reviewer for NIAID Vector Biology study section, NIAID special emphasis panel for Vaccine Development and Vector Biology, Department of Defense Tick-Borne Disease Research Program (TBDRP), and the Institut Pasteur’s Programmes Transversaux de Recherche
  • Ad hoc reviewer for the following journals: Cell, PNAS, Trends in Genetics, mBio, PLoS Pathogens, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLoS ONE, Scientific Reports, Infection and Immunity, Molecular Ecology, Frontiers in Immunology, Frontiers Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Cellular Microbiology, Parasites and Vectors, Pathogens and Disease, Veterinary Sciences, Pathogens, Insects
  • Organized and hosted the Virtual Vector Biology Seminar Series II with Kelly Brayton. (July 17, 2020 – Sept. 11, 2020)

Honors and Awards

  • G. Caroline Engle Distinguished Professorship in Research on Infectious Diseases, 2022-present
  • G. Caroline Engle Faculty Fellow, 2021