Pamela Shaw

Staff Scientist, FACS Core


  • Office: Skaggs Building 052A
  • Phone: 406-640-3227
  • Email:
  • Office Hours:

    Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 11:00 am, by appointment.


B.S. Microbiology - Montana State University


Courses Taught

BIOH 405 Hematology; BIOM 407 Clinical Diagnosis, BIOM 408 Clinical Diagnosis Lab; BMED 626 Methods Course (Flow Cytometry Section)


Teaching Experience

Pam has been teaching BIOH 405, and BIOM 407-8 since 2013; BMED 626 since 2014.


Jessop F, Hamilton RF, Rhoderick JF, Shaw PK, Holian A. Autophagy deficiency in macrophages enhances NLRP3 inflammasome activity and chronic lung disease following silica exposure. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2016 Oct 15;309:101-110. PMID: 27594529 PMCID: PMC5054752

Hamilton RF Jr, Wu Z, Mitra S, Shaw PK, Holian A. Effect of MWCNT size, carboxylation, and purification on in vitro and in vivo toxicity, inflammation and lung pathology.  Part Fibre Toxicol. 2013 Nov 13. 10(1):57. PMCID: PMC3830505

Jaffar Z, Ferrini ME,Shaw PK,Schawnke CM, FitzGerald, GA, and Roberts, K.  Prostaglandin I2promotes the development of IL-17-producingγδ T Cells that associate with the epithelium during allergic lung inflammation.  J. Immunol. 2011 Nov 1;187(10):5380-91.Epub 2011 Oct 5.  PMCID: 3208053

Girtsman T, Jaffar Z, Ferrini M, Shaw P, Roberts K.   Natural Foxp3+ regulatory T cells inhibit Th2 polarization but are biased toward suppression of Th17-driven lung inflammation.  J Leukoc Biol.2010 Sep; 88(3):537-46. Epub 2010 May 21. PMCID: 2924601

Bunderson M, Pereira F, Schneider MC, Shaw PK, Coffin JD, Beall HD. Manganese enhances peroxynitrite and leukotriene E4 formation in bovine aortic endothelial cells exposed to arsenic.  Cardiovasc Toxicol.2006; 6(1):15-23. PMID: 16845179

Professional Experience

Pam Shaw, MLS(ASCP)CMSCYMCM has 23 years clinical laboratory science experience ranging from labs in 200-300 bed hospitals, small physician offices, large outpatient clinics, an oncology group, and a specialty blood bank lab at the Mayo Clinic.  In 2004 she became the Staff Scientist in charge of the Fluorescence Cytometry Core that offers Flow Cytometry, Cell Sorting, and Laser Scanning Cytometry services to researchers on campus.  She is certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) and holds a Specialty in Cytometry (SCYM), which is recognized in the medical and research arenas.  She is state-licensed (Montana) as a Clinical Labotatory Scientist.


Personal interests include the many outdoor opportunities offered in Montana, spending time with family and friends, and playing in a local handbell choir.