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Shernita Lee, Ph.D.

Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Research


Virginia Tech- Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology


Robert Tarran, Ph.D.


Dr. Lee is currently Director for the Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Graduate School at Virginia Tech.


  • Spring 2016
    • Introduction to Bioinformatics, Johnson C. Smith University


  • Ghosh A, Abdelwahab SH, Reeber SL, Reidel B, Marklew AJ,Garrison AJ, Lee S, Dang H, Herring AH, Glish GL, Kesimer, M, Tarran R. 2017. Little Cigars are More Toxic than Cigarettes and Uniquely Change the Airway Gene and Protein Expression. Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 27;7:46239. doi: 10.1038/srep46239. PMCID: PMC5406835
  • Temperance R Rowell, Steven L Reeber, Shernita L Lee, Rachel A Harris, Rachel C Nethery, Amy H Herring, Gary L Glish, Robert Tarran. Flavored E-cigarette Liquids Reduce Proliferation and Viability in the CALU3 Airway Epithelial Cell Line. 2017. American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.
  • Michael J. Watson, Shernita L. Lee, Abigail J. Marklew, Rodney C. Gilmore, Martina Gentzsch, Maria F. Sassano, Michael A. Gray, Robert Tarran. 2016. The Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) Uses its C-Terminus to Regulate the A2B Adenosine Receptor. Scientific Reports 6.PMCID: PMC4899698.