Shannon  Agner, MD, PhD

Shannon Agner, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine

Shannon Agner, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of neurology and is a physician-scientist interested in understanding the impact of antiviral immune responses on the developing brain. Agner earned her undergraduate degree in engineering at Dartmouth College, followed by MD and PhD degrees at Rutgers University.  She completed her residency training in pediatric neurology at Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital and completed post-doctoral research in the Laboratory of Robyn Klein. Agner is board-certified in pediatric neurology.  She joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in 2020. 

Agner sees a variety of patients in the outpatient clinic and has particular interests in neuro-immunology and neuro-infectious diseases. Her current research is focused on basic and translational research studies evaluating antiviral immune responses to congenital and pediatric infectious diseases in the brain.