Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2213 Garland Avenue
MRB IV 7435
Nashville, TN 37232

office: (615) 936-2676
lab: (615) 936-2683
fax: (615) 936-1667

Dr. Maureen Gannon

Curriculum Vitae

gannon labMaureen Anne Gannon

Born in Queens, NY

Dept. of Medicine
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2215-B Garland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-2676
(615) 936-1667 (fax)

Positions Held:
2001-2008, Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine (Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolsim) and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
2007-2008, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
2008-present, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine (Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolsim) and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
2011-present, Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Medicine

1990-1995, Cornell University, New York, NY, Ph.D., Cell Biology (May, 1996)
1985-1987, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, M.S., Biology (May, 1988)
1982-1985, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY, B.S., Biology (May, 1985; Magna Cum Laude)

1996-2001, Postdoctoral fellow, Vanderbilt University, Dept. of Cell Biology, Nashville, TN
1995-1996, Postdoctoral fellow, Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Dept. of Pharmacology, New York, NY
1992, Embryology: Cell Differentiation and Gene Expression in Early Development Course, Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory
1988-1990, Laboratory Technician, Cornell University Medical College, Dept. of Pharmacology

Grant Support:
NIH/NIDDK R24 Co-Investigator. Aug 2015 - July 2020; "Interrupting the Vicious Cycle of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome"

NIH/NIDDK R01 Co-Principal Investigator. December 22, 2015 - November 30, 2019; "Formation and maturation of endocrine pancreas progenitors"

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION Innovative basic science award, Principal Investigator. January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2018; "Using CTGF to enhance functional beta cell mass"

2012-2014 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, " Linking insulin resistance and beta cell proliferation via the FoxMI pathyway, Co-Principle Investigator
2011-2014 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, "Effect of CTGF on adult beta cell proliferation and regeneration", Principal Investigator
2011-2015 Veterans Administration Merit Award, Regulation of adult pancreatic beta cell proliferation , Principal Investigator
2010-2015, NIDDK BCBC UO1, Formation of endocrine pancreas progenitors , Consortium PI
2011-2012, American Diabetes Association, Mentor-based postdoctoral award, Regulation and stimulation of beta cell proliferation by FoxM1 , Principal Investigator
2010-2012, NIH/NIDDK/Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center, "HNF6 expression in human pancreatic cancer", Principal Investigator
2010-2011, NIDDK R56, "FoxM1 in endocrine pancreas growth and regeneration", Principal Investigator
2007-2010, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, "Function of CTGF in Islet Development and Beta Cell Proliferation", Principal Investigator
2006-2010, NIDDK RO1, "FoxM1 in endocrine pancreas growth and regeneration", Principal Investigator
2003-2008, NIDDK RO1, "HNF6 function in the pancreatic endocrine lineage", Principal Investigator
2005-2006, NIDDK R56, "FoxM1 in endocrine pancreas growth and regeneration", Principal Investigator
2003-2006, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, "Noninvasive assessment of pancreatic islet cell mass", Co-investigator
2002-2004, NIDDK R21, "Molecular determinants of vascularization in islets", Co-investigator
2002-2007, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Career Development Award, "The role of pdx1 and HNF6 in proliferation and differentiation of endocrine precursors", Principal Investigator
2002-2004, NIDDK Beta Cell Biology Consortium Pilot and Feasibility Program, HNF6 regulation of islet differentiation and morphology", Principal Investigator

Society for Developmental Biology
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
American Diabetes Association
American Association for the Advancement of Science Endocrine Society

Teaching Activities:
Molecular Developmental Biology - Lecturer
Molecular Endocrinology of Obesity and Diabetes - Lecturer
Introduction to Developmental Biology- Lecturer
Cancer and Embryonic Development- Lecturer

Academic Activities:
2004-present Editorial Board, Developmental Dynamics
2007-present Medical Scientist Training Program, Advising College Leader
2007-present Associate Director, Molecular Endocrinology Training Grant
2008-present Editorial board, The Open Endocrinology Journal
2009-2012; American Diabetes Association, Medicine, Scientific and Health Care Awards Committee
2010-present Vanderbilt Physician Scientist Development Program Committee
2011-present Department of Medicine, Committee on Appointments and Promotion (COAP)
2010-present Vanderbilt Diabetes Center, Director of Enrichment
2012-present ADA, Medicine, Science and Health Care Awards Committee Chair
2012-present Associate Editor of American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinolgy and Metabolism

AAAS News: 2015 Elected Fellow