Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Lisa Shantz, PhD

Lisa Shantz, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Scientific Program:Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis

Research Interests

  • Ornithine Decarboxylase
  • Polyamines
  • Neoplasms
  • Carcinogenesis
  • Skin
  • Adenosylmethionine Decarboxylase
  • Transgenic Mice
  • Enzymes
  • Growth
  • Messenger RNA
  • Spermine
  • Proteins

Recent Publications


Osei-Amponsa, V, Buckwalter, JM, Shuman, L, Zheng, Z, Yamashita, H, Walter, V, Wildermuth, T, Ellis-Mohl, J, Liu, C, Warrick, JI, Shantz, LM, Feehan, RP, Al-Ahmadie, H, Mendelsohn, C, Raman, JD, Kaestner, KH, Wu, XR & DeGraff, DJ 2020, 'Hypermethylation of FOXA1 and allelic loss of PTEN drive squamous differentiation and promote heterogeneity in bladder cancer', Oncogene, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 1302-1317.
Stump, CL, Feehan, RP, Jordan, T, Shantz, LM & Nowotarski, SL 2020, 'Knocking down raptor in human keratinocytes affects ornithine decarboxylase in a post-transcriptional Manner following ultraviolet B exposure', Amino Acids, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 141-149.


Feehan, RP, Nelson, AM & Shantz, LM 2018, 'Inhibition of mTORC2 enhances UVB-induced apoptosis in keratinocytes through a mechanism dependent on the FOXO3a transcriptional target NOXA but independent of TRAIL', Cellular Signalling, vol. 52, pp. 35-47.
Nowotarski, SL, Feehan, RP, Presloid, C & Shantz, LM 2018, 'Knockout of Raptor destabilizes ornithine decarboxylase mRNA and decreases binding of HuR to the ODC transcript in cells exposed to ultraviolet-B irradiation', Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol. 505, no. 4, pp. 1022-1026.

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