Jessica Shand, M.D., M.H.S.

Jessica Shand, M.D., M.H.S.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2981
Fax: (585) 273-1039

Professional Bio

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Bio

Dr. Shand's research aims to identify mechanisms by which immunologic danger signals released by acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells can be manipulated to therapeutically audment anti-tumor T-cell immunity and prevent relapse from the minimal residual disease state.

Awards & Honors (Local)

St. Baldrick's Foundation Scholar, Principal Investigator | University of Rochester Medical Ctr, Rochester, NY 2014 - Present
American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation McCullough and Till Award for Best Basic Science 2014 - Present
American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award | Laboratory of Dr. Terry Fry, National Cancer Institute 2012
Honorable Mention, Fellows' Research Day | Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins 2012
American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award | Laboratory of Dr. Terry Fry, National Cancer Institute 2011
Meg Colgan Award for Dedication to Underserved Children | University of Rochester, Department of Pediatrics 2009
American Society of Hematology Trainee Research Award | Laboratory of Dr. Craig Mullen, University of Rochester 2008 - 2009
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Award | University of Rochester, Department of Neonatology 2008
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Honor Society | State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine 2006
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Continuing Support Award | Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholars Program 2004 - 2006

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 7 available »

Shand JC, Qin H, Nasholm N, Capitini CM and Fry TJ. "Minor antigen distribution predicts site-specific activity of antigen-specific CD8+ T cells in a murine model of allogeneic transplant". Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2013; .
Shand JC, Berg JL, Bogue CM, lead authors. "AAP Policy Statement: Human Embryonic Stem Cell (hESC) and Human Embryo Research". Pediatrics. 2012; 130: 1-6.
Shand JC, Fry TJ. "Genomics of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation". Clinical Genomics. 2012; In Press.
2010 Nov
Shand JC, Jansson J, Hsu YC, Campbell A, Mullen CA. "Differential gene expression in acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells surviving allogeneic transplant." Cancer immunology, immunotherapy : CII. 2010 Nov; 59(11):1633-44. Epub 2010 Jul 03.
2009 Aug
Fry TJ, Shand JL, Milliron M, Tasian SK, Mackall CL. "Antigen loading of DCs with irradiated apoptotic tumor cells induces improved anti-tumor immunity compared to other approaches." Cancer immunology, immunotherapy : CII. 2009 Aug; 58(8):1257-64. Epub 2009 Jan 13.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology (SMD) - Primary


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | University at Buffalo of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences2006

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital/National Cancer Institute07/01/2009 - 11/09/2012
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center06/15/2006 - 06/30/2007