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Jill A. Gershan PhD

Jill A. Gershan PhD

Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Pediatrics
Division: Hematology/Oncology
Program: Oncology

Member of the Cancer Center


Research Experience

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Cancer Vaccines
  • Stem Cells
  • Publications

  • Astrocytes directly influence tumor cell invasion and metastasis in vivo. (Wang L, Cossette SM, Rarick KR, Gershan J, Dwinell MB, Harder DR, Ramchandran R) PLoS One 2013;8(12):e80933 PMID 24324647
  • Programmed death receptor-1/programmed death receptor ligand-1 blockade after transient lymphodepletion to treat myeloma. (Kearl TJ, Jing W, Gershan JA, Johnson BD) J Immunol 2013 Jun 1;190(11):5620-8 PMID 23616570
  • Examining T cells at vaccine sites of tumor-bearing hosts provides insights to dysfunctional T-cell immunity. (Barr KM, Jing W, Hallett WH, Gershan JA, Johnson BD) J Immunother 2013 Jan;36(1):41-51 PMID 23211619
  • Separation and Characterization of Epithelial and Mesenchymal-like Murine Mammary Tumor Cells Reveals Epithelial Cell Differentiation Plasticity and Enhanced Tumorigenicity of Epithelial-enriched Tumor Cells. (Palen KA, Jing W, Weber JJ, Tilkens SB, Chan AM, Johnson BD, Gershan JA) Cancer Microenviron 2013 Apr;6(1):79-89 PMID 22237886
  • Depletion of CD25⁺ T cells from hematopoietic stem cell grafts increases posttransplantation vaccine-induced immunity to neuroblastoma. (Jing W, Yan X, Hallett WH, Gershan JA, Johnson BD) Blood 2011 Jun 23;117(25):6952-62 PMID 21521781
  • Depletion of CD4 T cells enhances immunotherapy for neuroblastoma after syngeneic HSCT but compromises development of antitumor immune memory. (Jing W, Gershan JA, Johnson BD) Blood 2009 Apr 30;113(18):4449-57 PMID 19182203
  • Expression of macrophage migration inhibitory factor by neuroblastoma leads to the inhibition of antitumor T cell reactivity in vivo. (Zhou Q, Yan X, Gershan J, Orentas RJ, Johnson BD) J Immunol 2008 Aug 1;181(3):1877-86 PMID 18641325
  • Neuroblastoma cells transiently transfected to simultaneously express the co-stimulatory molecules CD54, CD80, CD86, and CD137L generate antitumor immunity in mice. (Johnson BD, Gershan JA, Natalia N, Zujewski H, Weber JJ, Yan X, Orentas RJ) J Immunother 2005 Sep-Oct;28(5):449-60 PMID 16113601
  • Immediate transfection of patient-derived leukemia: a novel source for generating cell-based vaccines. (Gershan JA, Johnson BD, Weber J, Schauer DW, Natalia N, Behnke S, Burns K, Maloney KW, Warwick AB, Orentas RJ) Genet Vaccines Ther 2005 Jun 21;3(1):4 PMID 15969754
  • A novel family of mobile genetic elements is limited to the germline genome in Tetrahymena thermophila. (Wuitschick JD, Gershan JA, Lochowicz AJ, Li S, Karrer KM) Nucleic Acids Res 2002 Jun 1;30(11):2524-37 PMID 12034842
  • A family of developmentally excised DNA elements in Tetrahymena is under selective pressure to maintain an open reading frame encoding an integrase-like protein. (Gershan JA, Karrer KM) Nucleic Acids Res 2000 Nov 1;28(21):4105-12 PMID 11058106
  • Fluid volume deficit: validating the indicators. The Research Committee, Greater Milwaukee Area Chapter of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. (Gershan JA, Freeman CM, Ross MC, Greenlee K, Smejkal C, Brukwitzki G, Schneider K, Jiricka MK, Johnson DJ, Anderson C) Heart Lung 1990 Mar;19(2):152-6 PMID 2180862
  • Judaic ethical beliefs and customs regarding death and dying. (Gershan JA) Crit Care Nurse 1985 Jan-Feb;5(1):32-4 PMID 3844989
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. (Gershan JA, Jiricka MK) Focus Crit Care 1984 Aug;11(4):28-35 PMID 6236107
  • Effect of positive end-expiratory pressure on pulmonary capillary wedge pressure. (Gershan JA) Heart Lung 1983 Mar;12(2):143-8 PMID 6337980
  • Grants and Awards

  • Mesenchymal Tumor Cell Factors Facilitate the Metastasis of Epithelial Tumor Cells (#9306201 09/01/2013 - 08/31/2014) Sponsor: Cancer Center