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 is an early career physician-scientist studying how and why acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells produce "danger signals" that promote their own survival and tolerize the immune microenvironment. She is specifically interested in designing novel immunotherapies that manipulate how these signals are received in the bone marrow to eliminate minimal residual disease and prevent relapse.

Awards & Honors (Local)

American Society of Hematology Physician-Scientist Care Development Award 2015 - Present
Wilmont Cancer Center Pilot Award for Research in Hematoligic Mlignancies 2015 - Present
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
Faculty Inductee to Alpha Omega Alpha | UR Medical School Class of 2016

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 | Medicine | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences2006
M HS | Health Sciences | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health1999
BA | Arts & Sciences | Johns Hopkins University1998

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