Dr. Shell is a full-time educator in the Department of Bio-Medical Sciences at PCOM. She directs courses in the DO and Master's of Biomedical Sciences program and assists in teaching the fundamental bacteriology lectures associated with infectious disease in both programs. In addition to these lectures, she also helps develop and facilitate case conference and team-based learning exercises. Another one of Dr. Shell's primary responsibilities at PCOM involves counseling students that struggle academically. Presently, Dr. Shell serves as Chair of the Student Progress Evaluation Committee (SPEC) for the DO program on the PA campus. She is also a member of the SPEC for the Master's in Biomedical Sciences program. Dr. Shell is heavily involved in developing strategies and programs for the early identification, remediation and retention of struggling students.
Post-doctoral research, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Post-doctoral research, Drexel University College of Medicine
PhD, MCP-Hahnemann University College of Medicine, 2001
Lectures for Infectious Disease module of Cellular and Molecular Basis of Medicine
Lectures for bacteriology portion of the Infectious Process Course in the Master's of Biomedical Sciences Program
Martin Luther King, Jr. Outstanding Faculty Member Award, First recipient, 2014
Professor of the Trimester, March 2015
Eddens, T., Sarah Beaudoin, Stefania Nolano, Amanda Steinberger, Stephanie Richard Conrad, Keino Johnson, C. Scott Little, Dawn Shell, Benjamin Wizel, Brian Balin and Kerin Fresa-Dillon: 2012. Effect of age and vaccination on extent and spread of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in C57BL/6 mice. Immunity and Ageing 9:11.
Packiam, M.*, D. M. Shell*, S. V. Liu, Y-B. Liu, D. J. McGee, R. Srivastava, S. Seal and R. F. Rest: 2006. Differential Expression and Transcriptional Analysis of the -2,3-Sialyltransferase Gene in Pathogenic Neisseria spp. Infection and Immunity 74(5):2637-2650. *MP and DMS contributed equally to this work
Shell, D., L. Chiles, R. Judd, S. Seal and R. Rest: 2002. The Neisseria Lipooligosaccharide-Specific -2,3-Sialyltransferase Is a Surface-Exposed Outer Membrane Protein. Infection and Immunity 70:3744-3751.
International Association of Medical Educators
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society