Shanna A. Ratnesar-Shumate, PhD

Department Affiliations
Associate Professor

Other Affiliations
Fellow of the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI)
Editor for the journal Aerosol Science and Technology

Aerosolized infectious diseases.

Education and Training
BSE, Environmental Engineering, University of Florida, 2002
ME, Aerosol Science, Environmental Engineering, University of Florida, 2005
PhD, Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2015

Dabisch, P., Schuit, M., Herzog, A., Beck, K., Wood, S., Krause, M., Miller, D. et al. "The influence of temperature, humidity, and simulated sunlight on the infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosols." Aerosol Science and Technology 55, no. 2 (2021): 142-153.

Ratnesar-Shumate, S., Bohannon, K., Williams, G., Holland, B., Krause, M., Green, B., Freeburger, D., Dabisch, P. "Comparison of the Performance of Aerosol Sampling Devices for Measuring Infectious SARS-CoV-2 Aerosols." Aerosol Science and Technology just-accepted (2021): 1-14.

Schuit, M., Biryukov, J., Beck, K., Yolitz, J., Bohannon, J., Weaver, W., Miller, D. et al… Ratnesar-Shumate, S., Dabisch, P.  "The stability of an isolate of the SARS-CoV-2 B. 1.1. 7 lineage in aerosols is similar to three earlier isolates." The Journal of Infectious Diseases (2021).

Ratnesar-Shumate, S., Williams, G., Green, B., Krause, M., Holland, B., Wood, S., ... & Beck, K. (2020). Simulated sunlight rapidly inactivates SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces. The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Schuit, M., Ratnesar-Shumate, S., Yolitz, J., Williams, G., Weaver, W., Green, B., ... & Holland, B. (2020). Airborne SARS-CoV-2 is Rapidly Inactivated by Simulated Sunlight. The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Santarpia, J. L., Herrera, V. L., Rivera, D. N., Ratnesar-Shumate, S., Denton, P. W., Martens, J. W., ... & Brett-Major, D. M. (2020). The infectious nature of patient-generated SARS-CoV-2 aerosol. MedRxiv.

Biryukov, J., Boydston, J. A., Dunning, R.A., Yeager, J.J., Wood, S., Reese, A.L.,…Ratnesar-Shumate, S ... & Phillips, A. (2020). Increasing temperature and relative humidity accelerates inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces. MSphere, 5(4).

Huffman, J.A., & Ratnesar-Shumate, S. (2020). Preface for Special Issue" Bioaerosol Research: Methods, Challenges, and Perspectives". AerST, 54(5), 463-464.

Santarpia, J.L., Ratnesar-Shumate, S., & Haddrell, A. (2020). Laboratory study of bioaerosols: Traditional test systems, modern approaches, and environmental control. Aerosol Science and Technology, 54(5), 585-600.

Ratnesar-Shumate, S., Schuit, M., Wood, S., Filone, C-M. Assessment of the Hazards Posed by Aerosolized Ebola Virus. Journal of Chemical and Biological Defense. 2019

Gut, I., Bartlett, R., Yeager, J., Leroux, B., Ratnesar-Shumate, S., Dabisch, P. and Karaolis, D. Development and Evaluation of Methods to Extract Aerosol Deposited Yersinia pestis from Indoor Surfaces to Determine Bacterial Environmental Decay. Applied Environmental Microbiology. 82(9). May 2016. Pages 2809-2818.

Ratnesar-Shumate, S., Pan, Y.L., Hill, S.C., Kinahan, S., Corson, S., Eshbaugh, J. and Santarpia, J.L. Fluorescence Spectra and Biological Activity of Aerosolized Bacillus Spores and MS2 Bacteriophage Exposed to Ozone at Different Relative Humidities in a Rotating Drum. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Vol 153. March 2015. Pages 13-28.

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