A photo of Stacey Huppert.

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research

Research Interests

Hepatic cell plasticity, development and regeneration; reprogramming; three-dimensional hepatic architecture; Notch signaling; hepatobiliary disease

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, Developmental Biology

My Education

BS: Genetic Biology,Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1992.

PhD: Genetics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1998.

Postdoctoral Fellow: Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2003.

Instructor: Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2005.

Assistant Professor: Cell and Developmental Biology, Center for Stem Cell Biology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2012.

My Publications

Schaub JR, Huppert KA, Kurial SNT, Hsu BY, Cast AE, Donnelly B, Karns RA, Chen F, Rezvani M, Luu HY, Mattis AN, Rougemont AL, Rosenthal P, Huppert SS, Willenbring H. De novo formation of the biliary system by TGFbeta-mediated hepatocyte transdifferentiation. Nature. 2018 May;557(7704):247-251. 

Broadus MR, Chen TW, Neitzel LR, Ng VH, Jodoin JN, Lee LA, Salic A, Robbins DJ, Capobianco AJ, Patton JG, Huppert SS, Lee E. Identification of a Paralog-Specific Notch1 Intracellular Domain Degron. Cell Rep. 2016 May 31;15(9):1920-9.

Poling HM, Mohanty SK, Tiao GM, Huppert SS. A comprehensive analysis of aquaporin and secretory related gene expression in neonate and adult cholangiocytes. Gene Expr Patterns. 2014 Jun 12;15(2):96-103.

Walter TJ, Cast AE, Huppert KA, Huppert SS. Epithelial VEGF signaling is required in the mouse liver for proper sinusoid endothelial cell identity and hepatocyte zonation in vivo. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2014 May 15;306(10):G849-62.

Walter TJ, Vanderpool C, Cast AE, Huppert SS. Intrahepatic bile duct regeneration in mice does not require Hnf6 or Notch signaling through Rbpj. Am J Pathol. 2014 May;184(5):1479-88.

Walter TJ, Sparks EE, Huppert SS. 3-dimensional resin casting and imaging of mouse portal vein or intrahepatic bile duct system. J Vis Exp. 2012 Oct 25;(68):e4272.

Humphreys R, Zheng W, Prince LS, Qu X, Brown C, Loomes K, Huppert SS, Baldwin S, Goudy S. Cranial neural crest ablation of Jagged1 recapitulates the craniofacial phenotype of Alagille syndrome patients. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Mar 15;21(6):1374-83.

Vanderpool C, Sparks EE, Huppert KA, Gannon M, Means AL, Huppert SS. Genetic interactions between hepatocyte nuclear factor-6 and Notch signaling regulate mouse intrahepatic bile duct development in vivo. Hepatology. 2012 Jan;55(1):233-43.

Sparks EE, Perrien DS, Huppert KA, Peterson TE, Huppert SS. Defects in hepatic Notch signaling result in disruption of the communicating intrahepatic bile duct network in mice. Dis Model Mech. 2011 May;4(3):359-67.

Sparks EE, Huppert KA, Brown MA, Washington MK, Huppert SS. Notch signaling regulates formation of the three-dimensional architecture of intrahepatic bile ducts in mice. Hepatology. 2010 Apr;51(4):1391-400.