Clay Marsh B MD

Clay Marsh B MD
Vice DeanCollege of
5th Floor McCampbell Hall North 1581 Dodd Drive Columbus Ohio 43210
Phone:614-293-9309Fax: (614) 292-4499
  • Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention

General Research Interest

My laboratory focuses on translational research in the area of macrophage biology, focusing on pulmonary fibrosis and tissue microenvironment/angiogenesis (including application to breast cancer and melanoma). We are also interested at understanding human health and disease using genetic/genomic applications.

Research Description

Focusing on the mechanisms underlying human health and disease, we have projects ranging from biomarker discovery using microRNA molecules to define genetic pathways and proteins important in tissue environments including breast cancer, lung cancer, lung fibrosis, and melanoma; cell biology studying the growth factors macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and mononuclear phagocytes in tissue environments including breast cancer, melanoma; stress pathways and human disease; and systems biology approaches to defining what networks underlie health. My laboratory is divided into five modules: 1) Systems biology/medicine genetics in human health and disease; 2) Signaling and cell survival/differentiation; 3) Lung repair and remodeling; 4) Angiogenesis in breast cancer and melanoma; 5) Stress and depression in human health, aging and disease; 6) Translational Research in pulmonary fibrosis and breast cancer.

Transinstitutional Work

Our lab collaborates with other individuals throughout medical center, university and industry such as in the area of systems biology where we are collaborating with Battelle and the Institute for Systems Biology (Seattle, Washington) in understanding gene and microRNA expression in lung diseases including pulmonary fibrosis. In collaboration with Dr Tim Huang and Dr Michael Ostrowski, both in the Division of Molecular Virology Immunology and Medical Genetics we are investigating, respectively, the role of DNA methylation and the ability to alter gene expression and the role of transcription factors including Ets1 to regular expression of genes associated with pulmonary fibrosis. We are also working with Dr Christopher Kaeding in the Department of Orthopedics applying our current ability to identify microvesicle subpopulations in the peripheral blood and microRNA content contained within the vesicles as a prognostic factor in ACL injuries. Our lab is also working with Dr Chandan Sen, Department of Surgery, evaluating both serum and leukocytes from wound healing patients to construct a ‘healing’ cytokine expression profile for diabetic patients with hard-to-heal wounds. With Dr Ronald Glaser from the Institute for Behavioral Medicine we are performing studies to identify the effects of restraint stress on malignant melanoma and the effects of stress on the development and progression of lung diseases. Collaboration with investigators within our division include working with Dr Narasimham Parinandi on the effects of methyl mercury and Vitamin C on blood vessel development and integrity), and Dr Valery Khramstov on the development of novel soluble Ph, oxygen and glutathione nanoprobes for real-time in vivo evaluation of tumor microenvironment.

Current Publications

  • Batte KE, Trgovcich J, Wisler J, Piper M, Moldovan L, Marsh CBMethodological challenges in utilizing miRNAs as circulating biomarkers.J Cell Mol Med 18 371-90 3/1/2014
  • Noble PW, Noth I, Sheppard D, Olsson J, Ortiz LA, O'Riordan TG, Oury TD, Raghu G, Roman J, Sime PJ, Sisson TH, Tschumperlin D, Violette SM, Weaver TE, Wells RG, White ES, Kaminski N, Martinez FJ, Wynn TA, Thannickal VJ, Eu JP, Blackwell TS, Tager AM, Borok Z, Moore BB, Schwartz DA, Anstrom KJ, Bar-Joseph Z, Bitterman P, Blackburn MR, Bradford W, Brown KK, Chapman HA, Collard HR, Cosgrove GP, Deterding R, Doyle R, Flaherty KR, Garcia CK, Hagood JS, Henke CA, Herzog E, Hogaboam CM, Horowitz JC, King TE Jr, Loyd JE, Lawson WE, Marsh CBFuture directions in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis research. An NHLBI workshop report.Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189 214-22 1/15/2014
  • Chen D, Bobko AA, Gross AC, Evans R, Marsh CB, Khramtsov VV, Eubank TD, Friedman AInvolvement of Tumor Macrophage HIFs in Chemotherapy Effectiveness: Mathematical Modeling of Oxygen, pH, and Glutathione.PLoS One 9 e107511 1/1/2014
  • Ostrowski MC, Kabbout M, Dakhlallah D, Sharma S, Bronisz A, Srinivasan R, Piper M, Marsh CBMicroRNA 17-92 Cluster Mediates ETS1 and ETS2-Dependent RAS-Oncogenic Transformation.PLoS One 9 e100693 1/1/2014
  • Forget MA, Voorhees JL, Cole SL, Dakhlallah D, Patterson IL, Gross AC, Moldovan L, Mo X, Evans R, Marsh CB, Eubank TDMacrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor Augments Tie2-Expressing Monocyte Differentiation, Angiogenic Function, and Recruitment in a Mouse Model of Breast Cancer.PLoS One 9 e98623 1/1/2014
  • Justiniano SE, Elavazhagan S, Fatehchand K, Shah P, Mehta P, Roda JM, Mo X, Cheney C, Hertlein E, Eubank TD, Marsh C, Muthusamy N, Butchar JP, Byrd JC, Tridandapani SFcγ receptor-induced soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-1 (VEGFR-1) production inhibits angiogenesis and enhances efficacy of anti-tumor antibodies.J Biol Chem 288 26800-9 9/13/2013
  • Chisholm RL, Ozenberger B, Roden DM, Williams MS, Wilson R, Bick D, Bottinger EP, Brilliant MH, Eng C, Frazer KA, Korf B, Ledbetter DH, Lupski JR, Marsh C, Mrazek D, Murray MF, O'Donnell PH, Rader DJ, Relling MV, Shuldiner AR, Valle D, Weinshilboum R, Green ED, Ginsburg GS, Manolio TAImplementing genomic medicine in the clinic: the future is here.Genet Med 15 258-67 4/1/2013
  • Dakhlallah D, Batte K, Wang Y, Cantemir-Stone CZ, Yan P, Nuovo G, Mikhail A, Hitchcock CL, Wright VP, Nana-Sinkam SP, Piper MG, Marsh CBEpigenetic regulation of miR-17~92 contributes to the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis.Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187 397-405 2/15/2013
  • Ismail N, Wang Y, Dakhlallah D, Moldovan L, Agarwal K, Batte K, Shah P, Wisler J, Eubank TD, Tridandapani S, Paulaitis ME, Piper MG, Marsh CBMacrophage microvesicles induce macrophage differentiation and miR-223 transfer.Blood 121 984-95 2/7/2013
  • Voorhees JL, Powell ND, Moldovan L, Mo X, Eubank TD, Marsh CBChronic restraint stress upregulates erythropoiesis through glucocorticoid stimulation.PLoS One 8 e77935 1/1/2013
  • Mo X, Sheridan JF, Eubank TD, Marsh CB, Voorhees JL, Tarr AJ, Wohleb ES, Godbout JPProlonged restraint stress increases IL-6, reduces IL-10, and causes persistent depressive-like behavior that is reversed by recombinant IL-10.PLoS One 8 e58488 1/1/2013

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