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Frank Schembri, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionPulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine
Address72 E. Concord St Housman (R)
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-4860
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8172-710X
Other Positions
TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentMedicine

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Expertise in collecting, processing and storage of clinical specimens from the upper and lower airways of patients.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Bronchial airway
  • Gene expression
 Publications
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  1. Perdomo C, Campbell JD, Gerrein J, Tellez CS, Garrison CB, Walser TC, Drizik E, Si H, Gower AC, Vick J, Anderlind C, Jackson GR, Mankus C, Schembri F, O''Hara C, Gomperts BN, Dubinett SM, Hayden P, Belinsky SA, Lenburg ME, Spira A. MicroRNA 4423 is a primate-specific regulator of airway epithelial cell differentiation and lung carcinogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 19; 110(47):18946-51.
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  2. Stevenson E, Schembri F, Green DM, Burns JD. Serotonin syndrome associated with clozapine withdrawal. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Aug; 70(8):1054-5.
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  3. Beane J, Vick J, Schembri F, Anderlind C, Gower A, Campbell J, Luo L, Zhang XH, Xiao J, Alekseyev YO, Wang S, Levy S, Massion PP, Lenburg M, Spira A. Characterizing the impact of smoking and lung cancer on the airway transcriptome using RNA-Seq. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2011 Jun; 4(6):803-17.
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  4. Perdomo C, Spira A, Schembri F. MiRNAs as regulators of the response to inhaled environmental toxins and airway carcinogenesis. Mutat Res. 2011 Dec 1; 717(1-2):32-7.
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  5. Zhang X, Sebastiani P, Liu G, Schembri F, Zhang X, Dumas YM, Langer EM, Alekseyev Y, O'Connor GT, Brooks DR, Lenburg ME, Spira A. Similarities and differences between smoking-related gene expression in nasal and bronchial epithelium. Physiol Genomics. 2010 Mar 3; 41(1):1-8.
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  6. Schembri F, Sridhar S, Perdomo C, Gustafson AM, Zhang X, Ergun A, Lu J, Liu G, Zhang X, Bowers J, Vaziri C, Ott K, Sensinger K, Collins JJ, Brody JS, Getts R, Lenburg ME, Spira A. MicroRNAs as modulators of smoking-induced gene expression changes in human airway epithelium. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Feb 17; 106(7):2319-24.
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  7. Sridhar S, Schembri F, Zeskind J, Shah V, Gustafson AM, Steiling K, Liu G, Dumas YM, Zhang X, Brody JS, Lenburg ME, Spira A. Smoking-induced gene expression changes in the bronchial airway are reflected in nasal and buccal epithelium. BMC Genomics. 2008; 9:259.
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  8. Spira A, Beane JE, Shah V, Steiling K, Liu G, Schembri F, Gilman S, Dumas YM, Calner P, Sebastiani P, Sridhar S, Beamis J, Lamb C, Anderson T, Gerry N, Keane J, Lenburg ME, Brody JS. Airway epithelial gene expression in the diagnostic evaluation of smokers with suspect lung cancer. Nat Med. 2007 Mar; 13(3):361-6.
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  9. Schembri F, Sridhar S, Liu G, Zhang S, Brody J, Spira A. The impact of smoking on airway epithelial microRNA expression. Pulmonary Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Pathology Program, Graduate Medical Sciences, Boston University [Oral presentation, ATS]. 2007.
  10. Spira A, Beane J, Shah V, Liu G, Schembri F, Yang X, Palma J, Brody JS. Effects of cigarette smoke on the human airway epithelial cell transcriptome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Jul 6; 101(27):10143-8.
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  11. Spira A, Schembri F, Beane J, Shah V, Liu G, Brody JS. Impact of cigarette smoke on the normal airway transcriptome. Chest. 2004 May; 125(5 Suppl):115S.
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  12. Spira A, Beane J, Schembri F, Liu G, Ding C, Gilman S, Yang X, Cantor C, Brody JS. Noninvasive method for obtaining RNA from buccal mucosa epithelial cells for gene expression profiling. Biotechniques. 2004 Mar; 36(3):484-7.
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  13. Kollen WJ, Schembri FM, Gerwig GJ, Vliegenthart JF, Glick MC, Scanlin TF. Enhanced efficiency of lactosylated poly-L-lysine-mediated gene transfer into cystic fibrosis airway epithelial cells. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 1999 May; 20(5):1081-6.
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