Staff Profiles

Mackenzie Shipley, Ph.D.

Scientific Project and Alliance Manager

Mackenzie Shipley is a scientific project manager at the Allen Institute for Immunology where she supports external partner alliances and facilitates and organizes the operational aspects of scientific research.

Mackenzie joined the Scientific Program Management team at the Allen Institute in the Fall of 2021. Prior to this, Mackenzie worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center as a postdoc in Julie Overbaugh’s lab. Her postdoctoral research focused on characterizing neutralizing antibodies targeting HIV and SARS-CoV-2 and studying the evolution of broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV. Mackenzie received her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in the lab of Dr. Moriah Szpara where she studied herpes simplex virus genomics and neurovirology.

Selected Publications

Functional development of a V3/glycan-specific broadly neutralizing antibody isolated from a case of HIV superinfection


Shipley MM, Prasad VM, Doepker LE, Dingens A, Ralph DK, Harkins E, Dhar A, Arenz D, Chohan V, Weight H, Mandaliya K, Bloom JD, Matsen IV FA, Lee KK, Overbaugh JM

Epitope profiling reveals binding signatures of SARS-CoV-2 immune response in natural infection and cross-reactivity with endemic human CoVs

Cell Reports

Stoddard CI, Galloway J, Chu HY, Shipley MM, Sung K, Itell HL, Wolf CR, Logue JK, Magedson A, Garrett ME, Crawford KHD, Laserson U, Matsen IV FA, Overbaugh J

Diversity and Function of Maternal HIV-1-Specific Antibodies at the Time of Vertical Transmission

Journal of Virology

Doepker LE, Simonich CA, Ralph D, Shipley MM, Garrett M, Gobillot T, Vigdorovich V, Sather DN, Nduati R, Matsen IV FA, Overbaugh JM

Personalized viral genomic investigation of herpes simplex virus 1 perinatal viremic transmission with dual fatality

Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies

Shipley MM, Renner DW, Pandey U, Ford B, Bloom DC, Grose C, Szpara ML

Genome-Wide Surveillance of Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 From Multiple Anatomic Sites Over Time

The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Shipley MM, Renner DW, Ott M, Bloom DC, Koelle DM, Johnston C, Szpara ML