Marilyn LG Lamm, Ph.D. 


Research Assistant Professor, Developmental Biology Program

Children's Memorial Research Center
2300 Children's Plaza #204 Room C421E
Chicago, IL 60614-3394
Phone: (773) 755-6569
Fax: (773) 755-6385









B.S. (Zoology)

Mindanao State University, Philippines


Ph.D. (Physiology)!

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL 


Research Interests 


Epithelial-mesenchymal/stromal signaling interactions that regulate prostate development and prostate carcinogenesis with current focus on the Sonic hedgehog-Gli pathway. 

Lab Affiliations


Lamm lab
Research Assistant Professor, Developmental Biology Program

Recent Publications


Lamm, Marilyn and Bushman, Wade (2005). Hedgehog Signalling in Prostate Morphogenesis in Howie, Sarah and Fisher, Carolyn, Shh and Gli Signalling and Development. Landes Bioscience.

Fan L, Pepicelli CV, Dibble CC, Catbagan W, Zarycki JL, Laciak R, Gipp J, Shaw A, Lamm MLG, Munoz A, Lipinski R, Thrasher JB, Bushman W (2004). Hedgehog signaling promotes prostate xenograft tumor growth. Endocrinology: 145, 3961-3970.

Walterhouse DO, Lamm MLG, Villavicencio E, Iannaccone P (2003). Emerging roles for hedgehog-Patched-Gli signal transduction in reproduction. Biology of Reproduction: 69, 8-14.

Lamm MLG, Catbagan WS, Laciak RJ, Barnett DH, Hebner CM, Gaffield W, Walterhouse D, Iannaccone P, Bushman W (2002). Sonic hedgehog activates mesenchymal Gli1 expression during prostate ductal bud formation. Developmental Biology : 249, 349-366.

Lamm MLG, Podlasek CA, Barnett DH, Lee J, Clemens JQ, Hebner CM, Bushman W (2001). Mesenchymal factor bone morphogenetic protein 4 restricts ductal budding and branching morphogenesis in the developing prostate. Developmental Biology : 232, 301-314.

Lamm MLG, Rajagopalan-Gupta RM, Hunzicker-Dunn M (1999). Epidermal growth factor-induced heterologous desensitization of the luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor in a cell-free membrane preparation is associated with the tyrosine phosphorylation of the epidermal growth factor receptor. Endocrinology: 140, 29-36.

Sintich SM, Lamm MLG, Sensibar JA, Lee C (1999). Transforming growth factor- beta1 induced proliferation of the prostate cancer cell line, TSU-Pr1: the role of platelet-derived growth factor. Endocrinology: 140, 3411-3415.

Lamm MLG, Sintich SM, Lee C (1998). A proliferative effect of transforming growth factor-beta1 on a human prostate cancer cell line, TSU-Pr1. Endocrinology: 139, 787-790.

Lamm MLG, Long DD, Goodwin SM, Lee C (1997). Transforming growth factor-beta1 inhibits membrane association of protein kinase C alpha in a human prostate cancer cell line, PC3. Endocrinology: 138, 4657-4664. 

Professional Service 


2005 - Present

Member, American Society for Cell Biology


2004 - Present 

Member, Steering Committee, Women’s Faculty Organization (WFO), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


2004 - Present 

Member, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)


2004 - Present 

Member, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


2002 - Present 

Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


2002 - Present 

Member, Society for Developmental Biology (SDB)


1999 - Present 

Member, Society for Basic Urologic Research (SBUR)



Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center 

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