Dr. Jennifer Cannon
Office: Science Hall C-2016
CLASSES TAUGHT (OR WILL TEACH) AT ASU
- BIOL 1107: Principles of Biology I
- BIOL2111 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIOL2112 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIOL 3400: Cell and Molecular Biology
- BIOL4630 Reproductive Physiology
- BIOL4650 Endocrinology
- B.S. in Biology - Erskine College, Due West, SC
- Ph.D. in Physiology - Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
- Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
- Lecturer in Biology Department - University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, SC
While much more of a laboratory scientist than a field biologist, I did have a Madagascan Hissing Cockroach as a pet in college. Its name was Bug.
And now for a fact more relevant to my research: Of the roughly 400,000 ovarian follicles present at puberty, fewer than 400 will actually reach the final stage of development and ovulate.
MEMBERSHIP TO BIOLOGY SOCIETIES
- The American Physiological Society
RESEARCH INTERESTSEssential to female reproduction is the growth and maturation of the ovarian follicle. The main focus of my research is on the proliferation and differentiation of granulosa cells, the cells that make estrogen and progesterone. Studies in my lab will focus on differentiation genes that are regulated in a cell cycle dependent manner. I am also interested in how environmental factors, such as the perfluorinated compounds found in fast food packaging, affect the normal functioning of the ovary. Many of these studies will also be expanded to look at other steroid producing cells, such as the Leydig cells of the testes. Techniques that will be used to address these issues include tissue culture, whole animal studies using rats, ELISAs, RT-PCR, western blotting, and immunohistochemistry.
Cannon JD, Seekallu S, Vandervoort CA, Chaffin CL (2009). "Association of Luteinizing Hormone Receptor Gene Expression with Cell Cycle Progression in Granulosa Cells." American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism 296(6):E1392-9.
Cannon, JD, Cherian-Shaw M, Lovekamp-Swan T, Chaffin CL (2007). "Granulosa cell expression of G1/S phase cyclins and cyclin-dependent kinases in PMSG-induced follicle growth." Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 264: 6-15.
Cannon JD, Cherian-Shaw M, Chaffin CL (2005). "Proliferation of rat granulosa cells during the periovulatory interval." Endocrinology 146(1): 414-22.
Chaffin CL and Cannon JD. (2005). Follicle Growth and Ovulation. In: Frontiers in Reproductive Endocrinology: A Comprehensive Review and Update. Serona Symposia International, Inc.; 109-114