Frank Schembri, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

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

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Boston Medical Center

12/01/2010 - 09/30/2014 (PI)

Impact of Symbicort on Airway Epithelial Gene Expression
12/01/2010 - 06/30/2012 (PI)

Microarray Cell Line Standardization
08/15/2008 - 08/14/2009 (PI)
Allegro Diagnostics

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Eddy J, Khan T, Schembri F. Medical management of drug-sensitive active thoracic tuberculosis: the work-up, radiographic findings and treatment. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Oct; 10(Suppl 28):S3378-S3391. PMID: 30505525.
  2. Schembri F, Ferguson JS. Is There a TIME and Place for Thrombolytics in Malignant Pleural Effusions? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 02 15; 197(4):422-423. PMID: 29072846.
  3. Argento AC, Schembri F. The Evolving Role of the Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Catheter. A Means to an End. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 04 15; 195(8):976-978. PMID: 28409687; DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201612-2405ED;.
  4. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24158479; PMCID: PMC3839685; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1220319110;.
  5. Stevenson E, Schembri F, Green DM, Burns JD. Serotonin syndrome associated with clozapine withdrawal. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Aug; 70(8):1054-5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23753931; DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.95;.
  6. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21636547; PMCID: PMC3694393; DOI: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-11-0212;.
  7. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21549133; DOI: 10.1016/j.mrfmmm.2011.04.005;.
  8. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19952278; PMCID: PMC2841495; DOI: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00167.2009;.
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19168627; PMCID: PMC2650144; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0806383106;.
  10. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 18513428; PMCID: PMC2435556; DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-9-259;.
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Bronchial airway
Gene expression

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