- Division of Physiological and Pathological Sciences – DPPS
- Review Branch:
- Immunology and Infectious Diseases A – IIDA
- Study Section:
- Viral Dynamics and Transmission – VDT
Dr. Sharon Isern received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where she developed viral vectors for gene therapy applications. Dr. Isern conducted her postdoctoral work at UAB and at Tulane University. She is a former chartered member of the VMD study section and a former course director for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science Program (SEA-PHAGES) Phage Discovery Workshops. Prior to joining the CSR, Dr Isern was a professor at Florida Gulf Coast University where she taught Visual Science Communication, Cell Biology, Virology, and developed undergraduate research courses for over 17 years. Additionally, she ran a virology lab with undergraduate students, which was funded by the NIH, NSF, DoD, and USDA. Dr. Isern’s research on flaviviruses was published in in Nature, Science, and Cell.