Heather Tillman, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Heather S. Tillman, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Heather S. Tillman, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty

Departments

Education

BSA – University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Athens, GA
DVM – University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, GA
Residency – Michigan State University, Diagnostic Center for Population & Animal Health, Lansing, MI
PhD – NIH CBSTP & Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Lansing, MI

Honors & Awards

  • 2013 ACVP Young Investigator Award, Experimental Pathology Specialty Group, ACVP/ASVCP annual meeting
  • 2009 ACVP Young Investigator Award, Diagnostic Pathology Specialty Group, ACVP/ASVCP annual meeting
  • 2008 Morrow B. Thomas Award in Veterinary Clinical Pathology, University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine

Research Interests

  • Investigative pathology
  • Human disease models
  • Stem cell pathology
  • Comparative animal models of human cancers

Selected Publications

Liu YN, Yin JJ, Barrett B, Tillman HS, Li DM, Casey O, Fang L, Hynes P, Ameri A,Kelly K. Loss of Androgen Regulated miR-1 Activates SRC and Promotes Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis. Mol Cell Biol March 23, 2015. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1128/MCB.00008-15.

Liu YN*, J J Yin*, Tillman HS*, Barrett B, Hewitt S, Ylaya K, Fang L, Lake R, Corey E, Morrissey C, Vessella R, Kelly K. The AR-regulated TWEAK-FN14Pathway Promotes Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis. Cancer Res 74(16):4306-17, 2014. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472. *Equally contributed to this work.

Liu YN, J J Yin, Abou-Kheir W, Hynes PG, Casey OM, Fang L, Yi M, Stephens RM, Seng V, Tillman HS, Martin P, Kelly K. MiR-1 and miR-200 inhibit EMT via Slug-dependent and tumorigenesis via Slug-independent mechanisms. Oncogene 32(3): 296-306, 2013. doi:10.1038/onc.2012.58.

Casey OM, Fang L, Hynes PG, Abou-Kheir WG, Martin PL, Tillman HS, Petrovics G, Awwad HO, Ward Y, Lake R, Zhang L, Kelly K. TMPRSS2- Driven ERG Expression In Vivo Increases Self-Renewal and Maintains Expression in a Castration Resistant Subpopulation. PLoS ONE 7(7):e41668, 2012.

Liu YN, Abou-Kheir W, Yin JJ, Fang L, Hynes PG, Casey OM, Hub D, Wanb Y, Seng V, Tillman HS, Martin P, Kelly K. Critical and Reciprocal Regulation of KLF4 and SLUG in Transforming Growth Factor β-Initiated Prostate Cancer Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition. Mol Cell Biol 32(5):941-953, 2012. doi: 10.1128/ MCB.06306-11.

Wei BR, Edwards JB, Hoover SB, Tillman HS, Reed LT, Sills RC, Simpson RM. Altered β-Catenin Accumulation in Hepatocellular Carcinomas of Diethylnitrosamine-Exposed Rhesus Macaques. Toxicol Pathol 36:972-980, 2008. doi: 10.1177/0192623308327120.

Last update: April 2015