Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Memorial University Medical Center, Mercer School of Medicine (Savannah campus) and, USA
Dr. Blumental-Perry is an Assistant Professor at Mercer University. She received her PhD from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem under the supervision of Dr. G. Simchen (Hebrew University) and Dr. A Mitchell (Columbia University, New York). She joined the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as a postdoctoral trainee in 2002, to work in the laboratory of Dr. Meir Aridor on the role of lipid re-modeling in regulating vesicle formation and export of proteins from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). She continued at the University of Pittsburgh as a junior faculty member under the mentorship of Steven Shapiro, M.D., who is credited with pioneering mouse models to understand the effects of cigarette smoke exposure and cigarette-related diseases. In May 2009, Blumental-Perry joined the Department of Surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. In 2010, she came to the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. Her current work is focused on Cigarette smoke induced Endoplasmic Reticulum stress response in the pathogenesis of COPD.
Cigarette smoke induced Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER).
Stress in the pathogenesis of lung diseases: COPD and lung cancer.