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Jonathan Shillingford

  • Ph.D.
  • Scientific Knowledge Manager
  • Intervention Insights
  • 15PublicationsNumber of items in Jonathan's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

oncologymolecular and biological drug targetsPersonalized medicine


I have spent most of my life in the realm of scientific research thanks in large part to the enthusiasm of a few teachers I had back in school. I pursued my higher education in the UK where I obtained an undergraduate degree (B.Sc.) in cell and molecular biology and a graduate degree (Ph.D.) in biomolecular physiology. From there, I moved across the pond to the NIH (Bethesda, MD) where I was engaged in a postdoctoral position in the field of mammary gland biology with emphasis on the use of the mouse as a model system. Following my postdoc, I moved westwards to Cleveland, OH and then Santa Barbara, CA where I studied polycystic kidney disease (PKD) with emphasis on targeting aberrant molecular pathways to aid in the informed design of therapeutic drug approaches. I recently moved back east to take a senior scientist position with a personalized medicine company in Grand Rapids, MI where I am involved in leveraging, curating, documenting, and building their scientific knowledge base for use in their OncInsights report generation that helps inform physicians of potential targeted therapies for individual cancer patients.

Publications (5)

  • Signal transducer and activator of transcription-6 (STAT6) inhibition suppresses renal cyst growth in polycystic kidney disease.

    • Olsan E
    • Mukherjee S
    • Wulkersdorfer B
    • et al.
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  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia-Associated Mkl1 (Mrtf-a) Is a Key Regulator of Mammary Gland Function

    • Sun Y
    • Boyd K
    • Xu W
    • et al.
  • Development of the mammary gland requires DGAT1 expression in stromal and epithelial tissues.

    • Cases S
    • Zhou P
    • Shillingford J
    • et al.
  • Experimental mouse genetics-- answering fundamental questions about mammary gland biology.

    • Shillingford J
    • Hennighausen L
  • Function of the spalt/spalt-related gene complex in positioning the veins in the Drosophila wing.

    • Walton K
    • Wagner K
    • Rucker E
    • et al.

Professional experience

Scientific Knowledge Manager

Intervention Insights

January 2012 - Present

Project Scientist

UC Santa Barbara

June 2005 - December 2011(7 years)



University of Wales, Aberystwyth

September 1993 - November 1997(4 years)

B.Sc. (hons)

University of Wolverhampton

September 1990 - June 1993(3 years)