Stephan W. Glasser, PhD

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-7850

Fax 513-636-7868



Pulmonary biology: gene regulation in the lung


Pulmonary surfactant protein C (SP-C) in lung innate defense; familial interstitial lung disease (ILD); deficiencies of SP-C; determining the mechanisms underlying the lung injury due to a lack of SP-C

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Developmental Biology,1988.

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Hardie WD, Glasser SW, Hagood JS. Emerging concepts in the pathogenesis of lung fibrosis. Am J Pathol. 2009 Jul;175(1):3-16.

Glasser SW, Witt TL, Senft AP, Baatz JE, Folger D, Maxfield MD, Akinbi HT, Newton DA, Prows DR, Korfhagen TR. Surfactant protein C-deficient mice are susceptible to respiratory syncytial virus infection. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2009 Jul;297(1):L64-72.

Glasser SW, Senft AP, Whitsett JA, Maxfield MD, Ross GF, Richardson TR, Prows DR, Xu Y, Korfhagen TR. Macrophage dysfunction and susceptibility to pulmonary Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in surfactant protein C-deficient mice. J Immunol. 2008 Jul 1;181(1):621-8.

Glasser SW, Nogee LM. Genetically engineered mice in understanding the basis of neonatal lung disease. Semin Perinatol. 2006 Dec;30(6):341-9. Review.

Glasser SW, Eszterhas SK, Detmer EA, Maxfield MD, Korfhagen TR. The murine SP-C promoter directs type II cell-specific expression in transgenic mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2005 Apr;288(4):L625-32

Glasser SW, Detmer EA, Ikegami M, Na CL, Stahlman MT, Whitsett JA. Pneumonitis and emphysema in sp-C gene targeted mice. J Biol Chem. 2003 Apr 18;278(16):14291-8.

Ikegami M, Weaver TE, Conkright JJ, Sly PD, Ross GF, Whitsett JA, Glasser SW. Deficiency of SP-B reveals protective role of SP-C during oxygen lung injury. J Appl Physiol. 2002 Feb;92(2):519-26.

Liu C, Glasser SW, Wan H, Whitsett JA. GATA-6 and thyroid transcription factor-1 directly interact and regulate surfactant protein-C gene expression. J Biol Chem. 2002 Feb 8;277(6):4519-25.

Whitsett JA, Glasser SW, Tichelaar JW, Perl AK, Clark JC, Wert SE. Transgenic models for study of lung morphogenesis and repair: Parker B. Francis lecture. Chest. 2001 Jul;120(1 Suppl):27S-30S.

Glasser SW, Burhans MS, Korfhagen TR, Na CL, Sly PD, Ross GF, Ikegami M, Whitsett JA. Altered stability of pulmonary surfactant in SP-C-deficient mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 May 22;98(11):6366-71.