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About Shelley A. Phelan

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.


Present Professor of Biology, Fairfield University
Present Elizabeth McInerney Chair in the Health Sciences, Fairfield University

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o: Bannow Science Center Rm 216
p: (203) 254-4000 x3120


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