Shannon Weigum is an interdisciplinary researcher focused upon the development of optical biosensors and microfluidic devices that can detect and diagnose disease at the point-of-care. Dr. Weigum is currently an Associate Professor in Biology and core faculty for the Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization Program at Texas State University. In addition, she is also serving as the Presidential Fellow for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.
Dr. Weigum holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, a master’s degree from Texas State University, and a doctoral degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a postdoctoral fellow in Biomedical Engineering at Rice University before joining the Texas State faculty in 2011. Dr. Weigum has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and poster abstracts, one book chapter, and holds two US patents. Her work has been featured nationally in Popular Science, CNET news, and on the cover of the journal "Lab-on-a-Chip."