Shannon M. Walsh

Shannon M. Walsh

Graduate Student in Biochemistry
(December 2011-February 2017)

B.S. Biochemistry, Hartwick College, 2011
Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016


Current position: Postdoctoral researcher with Jay Hesselberth, Program in Molecular Biology, University of Colorado School of Medicine



Brief Biography

Shannon Walsh received her B.S. degree in biochemistry from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY in May 2011. She joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a graduate student in biochemistry in Fall 2011, where (after rotations) she joined the laboratory of Prof. Scott K. Silverman to study deoxyribozymes. She earned her Ph.D. degree in December 2016, and in February 2017 she moved to University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver to begin postdoctoral research with Prof. Jay Hesselberth.

Research Interests

My research in the Silverman lab primarily identified new deoxyribozymes with protein kinase activity.

  • "DNA-Catalyzed Glycosylation Using Aryl Glycoside Donors", A. R. Hesser, B. M. Brandsen, S. M. Walsh, P. Wang, and S. K. Silverman, Chem. Commun. 2016,
    52, 9259-9262. [pdf] [Supp Info] [PubMed entry] [Correction]

  • "DNA Oligonucleotide 3'-Phosphorylation Catalyzed by a DNA Enzyme", A. J. Camden, S. M. Walsh, S. H. Suk, and S. K. Silverman, Biochemistry 2016, 55, 2671-2676. [pdf] [Supp Info] [PubMed entry]

  • "Identification of Sequence-Selective Tyrosine Kinase Deoxyribozymes", S. M. Walsh, S. N. Konecki, and S. K. Silverman, J. Mol. Evol. 2015, 81, 218-224. [pdf] [PubMed entry]

  • "DNA Catalysts with Tyrosine Kinase Activity", S. M. Walsh, A. Sachdeva, and S. K. Silverman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 14928-14931. [pdf] [Supp Info] [PubMed entry]