Shannon Jay Odelberg, PhD
- Vascular Biology
- Departments: Internal Medicine - Research Associate Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy - Adjunct Assistant Professor
- Divisions: Cardiovascular Medicine
Academic Office Information
George and Dolores Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
15 N 2030 E, Room: 4110 B
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Shannon Odelberg, PhD, is a research associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, an investigator in the Molecular Medicine Program, and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Dr. Odelberg’s laboratory focuses on the signaling pathways that drive tumor establishment, growth, and metastasis and the vascular leak that is associated with inflammatory diseases. Members of his lab and their collaborators have shown that activation of the small GTPase ARF6 plays a role in the signaling pathways that promote uveal and cutaneous melanoma growth and metastasis and vascular leak. By targeting ARF6 or other factors in these signaling pathways, tumor growth and metastasis can be reduced and the vasculature can be stabilized, thus suggesting a new approach for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases.
In the past, Dr. Odelberg studied the cellular and molecular basis of regeneration, focusing primarily on newt limb, spinal cord, and heart regeneration. These regenerative processes are dependent upon an extraordinary degree of cellular plasticity where differentiated cells revert to a progenitor state, proliferate, and then redifferentiate into fully functioning cells that compose the regenerated structure or tissue. Dr. Odelberg and his colleagues showed that the composition of the extracellular matrix changes dramatically during the regeneration process and that the transient regenerative extracellular matrix plays an instructive rather than passive role in the regenerative process.
Dr. Odelberg completed his PhD in molecular genetics and pathology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utah, he joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology.
|Postdoctoral Fellowship||University of Utah
|Doctoral Training||Virginia Commonwealth University
|Graduate Training||Virginia Commonwealth University
|Undergraduate||Weber State College
Chemistry and Criminalistics
- Yoo JH, Brady SW, Acosta-Alvarez L, Rogers A, Peng J, Sorensen LK, Wolff RK, Mleynek T, Shin D, Rich CP, Kircher DA, Bild A, Odelberg SJ, Li DY, Holmen SL, Grossmann AH (2019). The small GTPase ARF6 activates PI3K in melanoma to induce a pro-metastatic state. Cancer Res, [Epub ahead of print].
- Zhu W, Shi DS, Winter JM, Rich BE, Tong Z, Sorensen LK, Zhao H, Huang Y, Tai Z, Mleynek TM, Yoo JH, Dunn C, Ling J, Bergquist JA, Richards JR, Jiang A, Lesniewski LA, Hartnett ME, Ward DM, Mueller AL, Ostanin K, Thomas KR, Odelberg SJ, Li DY (01/01/2018). Small GTPase ARF6 controls VEGFR2 trafficking and signaling in diabetic retinopathy. J Clin Invest, 127(12), 4569-4582.
- Yoo JH, Shi DS, Grossmann AH, Sorensen LK, Tong Z, Mleynek TM, Rogers A, Zhu W, Richards JR, Winter JM, Zhu J Dunn C, Bajii A, Shenderovich M, Mueller AL, Woodman SE, Harbour JW, Thomas KR, Odelberg SJ, Ostanin K, Li DY (2016). ARF6 is an actionable node that orchestrates oncogenic GNAQ signaling in uveal melanoma. Cancer Cell, 29(6), 889-904.
- Grossmann AH, Yoo JH, Clancy J, Sorensen LK, Sedgwick A, Tong Z, Ostanin K, Rogers A, Grossmann KF, Tripp SR, Thomas KR, DSouza-Schorey C, Odelberg SJ, Li DY (2013). The Small GTPase ARF6 Stimulates beta-Catenin Transcriptional Activity During WNT5A-Mediated Melanoma Invasion and Metastasis. Sci Signal, 6(265), ra14.
- Zukor KA, Kent DT, Odelberg SJ (2011). Meningeal cells and glia establish a permissive environment for axon regeneration after spinal cord injury in newts. Neural Dev, 6(1), 1.
- Calve S, Odelberg SJ, Simon HG (2010). A transitional extracellular matrix instructs cell behavior during muscle regeneration. Dev Biol, 344(1), 259-71.
- Vinarsky V, Atkinson DL, Stevenson TJ, Keating MT, Odelberg SJ (2005). Normal newt limb regeneration requires matrix metalloproteinase function. Dev Biol, 279(1), 86-98.
- Odelberg SJ, Kollhoff A, Keating MT (2000). Dedifferentiation of mammalian myotubes induced by msx1. Cell, 103(7), 1099-109.