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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


Feehan, RP, Coleman, CS, Ebanks, S, Lang, CH & Shantz, LM 2022, 'REDD1 interacts with AIF and regulates mitochondrial reactive oxygen species generation in the keratinocyte response to UVB', Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol. 616, pp. 56-62.


Suryawanshi, RK, Patil, CD, Agelidis, A, Koganti, R, Ames, JM, Koujah, L, Yadavalli, T, Madavaraju, K, Shantz, LM & Shukla, D 2021, 'mTORC2 confers neuroprotection and potentiates immunity during virus infection', Nature communications, vol. 12, no. 1, 6020.


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.