- Division of Physiological and Pathological Sciences – DPPS
- Review Branch:
- Immunology and Infectious Diseases B – IIDB
- Study Section:
- Fellowships: Infectious Diseases and Immunology C – F07C
Dr. Shannon Sherman received her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Delaware. She then joined the J. Craig Venter Institute as the Director of Environmental Virology where her research focused on virus-host interactions across a variety of environments including the human body, marine and fresh water, soils/sediments, and outdoor air. During this time, Dr. Sherman’s research group created a patent-pending technique which allows for the isolation and capture of individual virions directly from various sample types and amplification of viral nucleic acid in situ in preparation for genomic sequencing. Dr. Sherman subsequently served as the Executive Director of a nonprofit which focused on the protection of water quality. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Sherman served as a scientific review officer for General Dynamics Information Technology where she facilitated peer review for the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.