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Dr. Jennifer H. Shaw received her BS in Biological Sciences in 1995 from Florida State University in her hometown of Tallahassee. In 2000, she earned her PhD in Pharmacology from The University of Montana School of Pharmacy where she conducted her dissertation research on C. trachomatis antigen-pulsed dendritic cells as an NIH pre-doctoral fellow at the nearby Rocky Mountain Laboratory, a branch campus of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Dr. Shaw completed her postdoctoral research in vascular biology at Oklahoma State University in The College of Veterinary Health Sciences studying the role of hydrogen peroxide in the regulation of angiogenic factors. Since 2005, she has been teaching medical physiology and pharmacology to a wide spectrum of students including undergraduates, MS and PhD students, second-year veterinary students, and currently first- and second-year DO students.

Dr. Shaw's research background includes the use of: i) a murine model to study the pathogenesis of and immune response to C. trachomatis, ii) in vitro assays as well as an extremophile fish model to study the oxidative vascular mediators hydrogen peroxide and hydrogen sulfide, respectively. Dr. Shaw has mentored both PhD and MS students as well as several undergraduate research scholars. Her basic science research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and has been previously funded by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Shaw has published in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, The American Journal of Physiology, Frontiers in Cellular & Infection Microbiology, Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology, Microcirculation, Microvascular Research, and Infection & Immunity.

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Education/Academic qualification

School of Pharmacy, PhD, The University Of Montana

… → 2000

Biological Sciences, BS, Florida State University

… → 1995


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