ACADEMIC RESUME OF SUSAN SHAMI
Susan G. Shami, ScD
Dr. Susan Shami is currently a part time consultant and science editor for the www.Inhalation.net newsletter sponsored by CH Technologies. She was a respiratory biologist for CH Technologies in Westwood, NJ. CH Technologies (USA) Inc. specializes in designing and selling nose-only flow past inhalation systems for use in pharmaceutical, toxicology, and aerosol technology. Her strength is being an original and versatile scientist who can also write well in most fields of study.
Dr. Shami received her Doctorate from Harvard University in Physiology with emphasis on Radiation Biology, Toxicology and Biostatistics. She previously received a BS and MS in Biology from Tufts University and an MS from Harvard University. Her doctoral dissertation was a study of lung cell proliferation during carcinogenesis after exposure to 210-Polonium and benzo(a)pyrene. Her MS dissertation from Tufts University described neuroanatomy of structures in the brain of the turtle, Chrysemys Picta.
Dr. Shami did postdoctoral work developing primary lung cell cultures for toxic exposures in the Department of Anatomy at Tufts Medical School. As a scientist at the Lovelace Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute, she studied cell proliferation in the lungs after exposure to various inhaled particles as well as the mechanism of these changes. She then studied sodium transport in the lungs using the isolated perfused lung model at Will Rogers Institute Pulmonary Research Laboratory in the UCLA Department of Medicine. She was then an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary Division) and Anatomy and Neurosciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. She was also a scientific staff member of the Shrine Burns Hospital in Galveston. At UTMB she taught microanatomy to medical students. She studied the role of endotoxin-induced inflammation in lung cell proliferation and collaborated on the study of cell adhesion mechanisms in airway epithelium at the Shrine Burns Hospital.
She then worked for CH Technologies, Inc where she was a respiratory biologist. She helped to initiate and maintain a web site (www.inhalation.net). She also was a writer and science editor writing everything from instruction manuals and summaries of journal articles to quotes and descriptions of equiptment. She then took a job as senior technical writer for a pharmaceutical delivery company (Inhale in San Carlos). She wrote internal reports of scientific studies.
She injured her back in San Carlos and was put on disability. She moved to Davis CA where she had successful back surgery. She then became a full time artist. In addition she continues to work for CH Technologies maintaining and writing for www.inhalation.net. She also co-authored a chapter with Dr. Rudy Jaeger for a toxicology book. She also has her own web site which shows her art work and a variety of other topics.
Dr. Shami had a constant record of outside research funding and publications in peer-reviewed journals during her academic career. She is author of 3 chapters on lung cell kinetics in textbooks. She has reviewed for a variety of scientific journals and for the National Cancer Institute. She is a member of the American Medical Writers Association, American Board of Forensic Examiners, American Thoracic Society, New York Academy of Sciences, Radiation Research Society and Sigma Xi. (Sept 2003) Her entire CV can be found at: www.susanshami.com/science_background_of_susan_shami.htm .
Dr. Shami's original research papers and chapters in books can be found in her Curriculum Vitae as can all her reviews for www.inhalation.net.
This web site, www.susanshami.com is under constant construction. The web site www.inhalation.net is also constantly growing depending upon time of the reviewers and material available for review. It is non-profit and the writers work on it voluntarily.
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