Juanita Merchant

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Juanita L. Merchant
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Alma mater
Known for
  • Research on gastric response to chronic inflammation
Scientific career
  • Medicine
  • Physiology

Juanita L. Merchant is an American physiologist who has contributed to understanding of gastric response to chronic inflammation.[1] She is currently the H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences in Internal Medicine at University of Michigan.[2][3][4] Merchant was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2008, and appointed a member of the NIH Council of Councils.[5][6]


Merchant grew up in Los Angeles. Her mother was an elementary school teacher. She attended Stanford University, where she received her B.S. degree in biology. She went on to Yale University where she received both her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. She completed her internal medicine residency and a research fellowship in gastroenterology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and her clinical fellowship in gastroenterology at UCLA.[7]


  1. ^ Merchant, JL; Du, M; Todisco, A (19 January 1999). "Sp1 phosphorylation by Erk 2 stimulates DNA binding". Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 254 (2): 454–61. doi:10.1006/bbrc.1998.9964. PMID 9918860. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Juanita L. Merchant". umich.edu. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Juanita Merchant". umich.edu. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Juanita Merchant". the-asci.org. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "Juanita L. Merchant". NAM.edu. National Academy of Medicine. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  6. ^ "NIH Council of Councils Members Named". NIH.gov. National Institutes of Health. March 24, 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  7. ^ Merchant bio