Maureen Gannon PhDAssociate Dean for Faculty Development, Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Maureen Gannon grew up in Queens, New York, USA. She received her B.S. in Biology from Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY and her M.S. in Biology from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. She received her Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Anatomy from Cornell University in 1995. Dr. Gannon pursued postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University, where she studied the role of the Pdx1 and HNF6 transcription factors in pancreas development. She is currently Professor in the Department of Medicine and Associate Dean of Faculty Development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has developed career development and mentoring programs for Assistant and Associate professor level faculty. Dr. Gannon has secondary appointments in the Departments of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Cell & Developmental Biology. Her laboratory focuses on the regulation of pancreatic beta cell mass during development and postnatally in response to physiological and pathological stimuli. Her research has been funded by JDRF, NIH, ADA, and the VA. Her hobbies include Irish Step Dancing, singing, guitar, and camping.