Shannon Whirledge, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor; Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Departments & Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Reproductive Sciences: Discovery to Cure Internship

School of Public Health: Environmental Health Sciences


Dr. Shannon Whirledge received her B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Political Science in 2003 from Winthrop University and was awarded her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2009 from Baylor College of Medicine. She continued her studies in reproductive endocrinology as an NIH IRTA fellow at the NIEHS. During her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Whirledge received her Masters in Health Science in Clinical Research from Duke University. In 2016, she joined the faculty of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Whirledge is an active member of the Endocrine Society, Women in Endocrinology, and the Society for Reproductive Investigation. Dr. Whirledge is an editorial board member for Endocrinology and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for other journals within the fields of Cell Biology and Reproductive Sciences.

Education & Training

MSc Duke University, Master of Health Science in Clinical Research (2016)
PhD Baylor College of Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology (2009)
IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow NIH-NIEHS

Honors & Recognition

  • Eugenia Rosemberg Abstract AwardEndocrine Society (2019)

  • Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator AwardWomen in Endocrinology (2017)

  • Global Leadership AcademyEndocrine Society (2017)

  • NIEHS Paper of the YearNIEHS (2017)

  • Rodbell AwardSTL, NIEHS (2016)

Professional Service

  • Yale Pathways-Reproductive Physiology Club (2017 - Present) Outreach program for local high school students to discover the science of reproduction.

  • Status of Women in Medicine (2016 - Present) Liaison for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

  • Endocrinology (2016 - 2019) Editorial Board Member

  • Endocrince Society (2016 - 2019) Selected member of the Basic Science Focus Group

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Contact Info

Shannon Whirledge, PhD, MSc
Office Location
Laboratory for Surgery, Obsterics & Gynecology
375 Congress Avenue, Rm 204C

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive SciencesPO Box 208063
New Haven, CT 06525