John Shannon, PhD

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-2938

Fax 513-636-7868



Lung morphogenesis and differentiation; isolation and characterization of genes differentially expressed in the developing lung; maintenance of alveolar lung cell differentiation; pulmonary vascular development; congenital diaphragmatic hernia


Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms that regulate morphogenesis; differentiation of the lung epithelium

AB: Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 1972.

PhD: University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1979.

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Wang IC, Zhang Y, Snyder J, Sutherland MJ, Burhans MS, Shannon JM, Park HJ, Whitsett JA, Kalinichenko VV. Increased expression of FoxM1 transcription factor in respiratory epithelium inhibits lung sacculation and causes Clara cell hyperplasia. Dev Biol. 2010 Nov 15;347(2):301-14.

Bridges JP, Ikegami M, Brilli LL, Chen X, Mason RJ, Shannon JM. LPCAT1 regulates surfactant phospholipid synthesis and is required for transitioning to air breathing in mice. J Clin Invest. 2010 May 3;120(5):1736-48.

Ahmad A, Ahmad S, Glover L, Miller SM, Shannon JM, Guo X, Franklin WA, Bridges JP, Schaack JB, Colgan SP, White CW. Adenosine A2A receptor is a unique angiogenic target of HIF-2alpha in pulmonary endothelial cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jun 30;106(26):10684-9.

Metzger DE, Stahlman MT, Shannon JM. Misexpression of ELF5 disrupts lung branching and inhibits epithelial differentiation. Dev Biol. 2008 Aug 1;320(1):149-60.

Lin S, Ikegami M, Xu Y, Bosserhoff AK, Malkinson AM, Shannon JM. Misexpression of MIA disrupts lung morphogenesis and causes neonatal death. Dev Biol. 2008 Apr 15;316(2):441-55.

Metzger DE, Xu Y, Shannon JM. Elf5 is an epithelium-specific, fibroblast growth factor-sensitive transcription factor in the embryonic lung. Dev Dyn. 2007 May;236(5):1175-92.

Chen X, Hyatt BA, Mucenski ML, Mason RJ, Shannon JM. Identification and characterization of a lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase in alveolar type II cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Aug 1;103(31):11724-9.

Asikainen TM, Chang LY, Coalson JJ, Schneider BK, Waleh NS, Ikegami M, Shannon JM, Winter VT, Grubb P, Clyman RI, Yoder BA, Crapo JD, White CW. Improved lung growth and function through hypoxia-inducible factor in primate chronic lung disease of prematurity. FASEB J. 2006 Aug;20(10):1698-700.

Lin S, Perl AK, Shannon JM. Erm/thyroid transcription factor 1 interactions modulate surfactant protein C transcription. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jun 16;281(24):16716-26.

Portnoy J, Pan T, Dinarello CA, Shannon JM, Westcott JY, Zhang L, Mason RJ. Alveolar type II cells inhibit fibroblast proliferation: role of IL-1alpha. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2006 Feb;290(2):L307-16.