John Baatz

Medical University of South Carolina

Address: Hollings Marine Laboratory, 331 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.792.1049


Ph.D., 1988, University of Cincinnati

Research Interests

  • effects of hypoxic stress and mrine-borne toxin exposure on the distal lung, specifically with respect to responses of alveolar cells

Current and planned research projects

  • roles of hemoglobin in nitrosative and oxidative stress as well as surfactant protein expression
  • developing a porous hollow fiber system to permit culture of embyonic stem cells, primary airway cells and immortalized airway cells within the fiber at an air/water interface
  • examining structural/function relationships of pulmonary surfactant progteins and the effects of marine-borne toxins on lung health
  • interested in development of novel separations and labeling techniques to identify, in a variety of species, disease-specific protein biomarkers and effects of drugs or stress on subcellular organelle proteins


  • Sinha R, Pinto JT, Facompre N, Kilheffer J, Baatz JE, El-Bayoumy K. Effects of Naturally Occurring and Synthetic Organoselenium Compounds on Protein Profiling in Androgen Responsive and Androgen Independent Human Prostate Cancer Cells. Nutrition and Cancer, 2008 60(2), 267–275
  • Skinner, ML, Schlosser RJ, Lathers D, Neal JG, Woodworth BA, Hall J, Newton DA, Baatz JE. Innate and adaptive mediators in cystic fibrosis and allergic fungal rhinosinusitis. American Journal of Rhinology 2007 21(5):538-41
  • Nagai R, Brock JW, Blatnik M, Baatz JE, Bethard J, Walla MD, Thorpe SR, Baynes JW, Frizzell N#. Succination of protein thiols during adipocyte maturation –a biomarker of mitochondrial stress. J Biol Chem 2007 282: 34219 - 34228
  • Yu H, Buff SM#, Baatz JE, Virella-Lowell I. Oral Instillation with Surfactant Phospholipid: A Reliable Alternative to Intra-tracheal Injection in Mice Studies. Laboratory Animals 2007 (In Press)
  • Woodworth BA, Wood R, Bhargave G, Cohen NA, Baatz JE, Schlosser RJ. Surfactant protein B detection and gene expression in chronic rhinosinusitis. Laryngoscope 2007 Jul ;117(7):1296-301
  • Woodworth B, Wood R, Baatz JE, Schlosser R. Sinonasal surfactant protein A1, A2, and D gene expression in cystic fibrosis: A preliminary report. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2007. 137:34-38