Dr. Lawrence completed her Neonatal Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Upon completion of her fellowship in 2004, she accepted a position with Pediatrix Medical Group of Colorado and completed private-practice neonatology for 5 and a half years. She returned to the University of Oklahoma in 2010 to practice academic medicine. Dr. Lawrence completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical and Translational Medicine in 2013 with a focus on neonatal neutrophil physiology. Her clinical responsibilities at Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center included co-director of the Neonatal Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Program and ECMO Educator for Neonatal Fellows. She joins the faculty at the University of California San Diego to continue her clinical practice in neonatology and research in neonatal neutrophils.
Lab Focus: Neutrophil Activation and Innate Immune Function
Dr. Lawrence's research focuses on novel technologies that can rapidly and accurately diagnose neonatal sepsis. She is very active in the education and promotion of antibiotic stewardship in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. As a member of the Nizet lab, she also examines differences in neutrophil activation and innate immune function in neonates compared to adults, with a primary interest for their ramifications in early-onset sepsis.
For more information about the Lawrence lab, please visit http://nizetlab.ucsd.edu/people/Shelley.