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Dr. Shelley A. Phelan

Professor of Biology
o: Bannow Science Center Rm 216
p: x3120


Dr. Shelley Phelan is a molecular cell biologist with interests in how genes are aberrantly regulated in human disease.  Her current research focuses on the regulation and function of the peroxiredoxin family of antioxidant genes in cell proliferation and cancer.  She has mentored over 40 undergraduates in her laboratory at Fairfield, and has published several articles and abstracts co-authored with Fairfield students. She has played a lead role in several initiatives for science students on campus, including the creation of the Peer Learning Group program for general biology students, the founding of the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics floor, involvement in the Fairfield University Chapter of Sigma Xi, and the creation of the BASE summer science camp for inner city high school students.  

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