Shaun Jackson, MD, PhD, is an attending physician in Pediatric Nephrology and Pediatric Rheumatology at Seattle Children's Hospital and an Acting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, he undertook post-doctoral studies in vascular biology at Harvard Medical School and completed pediatric residency training at Boston Children's Hospital. He completed dual pediatric nephrology and rheumatology fellowship training at Seattle Children's Hospital / University of Washington.
During his fellowship, Dr Jackson worked in the B cell immunology laboratory of Dr. David Rawlings at Seattle Children's Research Institute. His research in the laboratory is focused on two broad areas. First, he studies the mechanisms responsible for breaking B cell tolerance during the development of autoimmunity. Second, he has developed an interest in B cell-mediated acceleration of atherosclerosis in autoimmune disease.