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Pathology Notables

Herbert Virgin, M.D., Ph.D., Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair, Pathology and Immunology, and Professor of Molecular Microbiology and of Medicine, - received one-year $50,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, entitled “Microbiome Analysis in Lung Allograft Dysfunction (MALADy)”.

Ching-Cheng (Stan) Huang, Ph.D., Postdoc Research Associate in Immunobiology, - received a two-year $98,476 award from the American Heart Association, entitled “Role of Lipid Droplet Lipolysis in Alternative Macrophage Activation”.

Mathew Gubin, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Immunobiology, - received a three-year $164,500 grant from the Cancer Research Institute, entitled “Using Genomics to Identify Targets of Checkpoint Blockade Cancer Treatment and Identify Optimal Target Antigens for Vaccination”.

Carey-Ann Burnham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Pediatrics, and Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, - received a one-year, $58,750 grant from The Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation (BJHF) and the Washington University (WU) Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), entitled “Sequencing and Culture-Based Evaluation of Skin Flora Following Decolonization”.

Shashikant Kulkarni, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Genetics, and of Pediatrics, Head, Clinical Genomics of Genomics and Pathology Services, and Medical Director, Cytogenomics and Molecular Pathology, - received a honor award from the Centers for Disease Control and Agency for Toxic Subtstances and Disease Registry, US Department of Health and Human Services for his excellence in partnering in “Next Generation Sequencing- Standardization of Clinical Testing".

Gwendalyn Randolph, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Medicine, - received a two-year $419,271 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Local Thermogenesis in Lymphatic Vessel/Node Function”.

Dr. Dantas - was also featured in the following:
  • the Nature journal podcast for his research on antibiotic resistance in soil bacteria. http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/index-2014-05-22.html
  • the National Institute of General Medical Sciences “Inside Life Sciences” article “On the Trail of Drug-Defying Superbugs”. http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/insidelifescience/on_the_trail_of_drug_defying_superbugs.html
  • the journal Nature in their Outlook feature “Microbiology: Resistance Fighters”.http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v509/n7498_supp/full/509S6a.html
  • the “People Behind the Science” podcast for his research on “It’s All About Communities when Studying Microbial Genomics and Exchanging Antibiotic Resistance”. http://www.peoplebehindthescience.com/dr-gautam-dantas/


Emil Unanue, M.D., Paul and Ellen Lacy Professor of Pathology and Immunology, - received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Immunologists. The award is the organization’s highest honor. Featured in the Record: https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/27083.aspx.

Jonathan Heusel, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Genetics, - received three-year $29,912 grant from the National Institutes of Health, New Subaward from Children's Hospital Medical Center (Shaaban), entitled “The NK Cell Response to Prenatal Allotransplantation”.

Dr. Burnham - also received the Ellis Benson Award at the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) meeting in San Francisco in May.

Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biomedical Engineering, - was featured in the Record for research on “Soil Bacteria May Provide Clues to Curbing Antibiotic Resistance” as reported in the journal Nature. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/26955.aspx

Jeffrey Gordon, M.D., Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Developmental Biology and of Medicine, and Director, Center for Genome Sciences, - has been elected to the American Philosophical Society. Featured in the Record: https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/27023.aspx

Bernd Zinselmeyer, Ph.D., Research Instructor in Pathology and Immunology, - received one-year $40,400 award from Washington University School of Medicine, which is supported by the Digestive Disease Research Core Center DDRCC grant P30DK52574, entitled “Intravital Imaging of Peritoneal Macrophages Contribution to Intestinal Health”.

Departmental Event Schedules

Oct 2 2014 8:00AM Autopsy Gross Organ Review Conference Louis Dehner, M.D. - Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor, West Building

Oct 2 2014 9:00AM Block 2 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Response of the Lung to Inorganic Dusts Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 2 2014 10:00AM Block 2 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Response of the Lung to Microorganisms Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 2 2014 12:00PM *Laboratory and Genomic Medicine Grand Rounds Neil Anderson, M.D. - Molecular Monitoring of HIV: Advances and Challenges Center for Advanced Medicine, 3rd Floor, Farrell Conference Center, Room 2

Oct 2 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Oct 3 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Pathology Conference Nabeel Yaseen, M.D., Ph.D. - Hematopathology Didactic Conference BJCIH Building, 5th Floor, HemePath Sign-Out Room

Oct 3 2014 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Oct 3 2014 1:00PM Block 2 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Glomerular Pathology I Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 3 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Oct 3 2014 2:30PM Block 2 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Glomerular Pathology II Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 3 2014 4:00PM Immunology Work In Progress (WIP) Kelli VanDussen, Host / Jonathan Miner (Diamond) / Gary Grajales-Ryes (Murphy) / Swapneel Patel (Yokoyama) - Childrens Hospital - 3rd Floor Auditorium

Oct 6 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference Frances White, M.D. - Hirschsprung Disease 3rd Floor Classroom, Peters Building

Oct 6 2014 9:15AM Gross Neuropath Conference (Neuro) Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor, West Building

Oct 6 2014 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Oct 6 2014 12:00PM Journal Club

Oct 6 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Oct 6 2014 4:15PM *Immunology Seminar Series Barry Sleckman, M.D., Ph.D., WUSM, Department of Pathology and Immunology - At the Intersection of DNA Damage and Immune Responses Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 7 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference Ilke Nalbantoglu, M.D. - IBD Colitis 3rd Floor Classroom, Peters Building

Oct 7 2014 9:15AM Neuro Autopsy Surgical Rounds Classics in Neuropathology - Room 3822, 3rd Floor, West Building

Oct 7 2014 12:00PM *LGM Case Conference Anne Marie Amacher, M.D. / Jun Zou, M.D., Ph.D. - TBD Pathology Library, 3rd Floor West Building, Room 3723

Oct 7 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Oct 7 2014 4:00PM Hematopathology Lymphoma Conference NW Tower, 14th Floor

Oct 8 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference 1st Year Residents Surgical Pathology Conference BJCIH Building, 5th Floor, Conference Room 5A

Oct 8 2014 8:00AM AMP Conference Cytopathology Fellow - CAP Lab Checklist 3rd Floor Classroom Peters Building

Oct 8 2014 9:15AM Breast Pathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Oct 8 2014 9:15AM Neuro Micro Surgical Rounds Working Neuropathology Conference - Residents Room 3722, 3rd Floor, West Building

Oct 8 2014 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Oct 8 2014 12:00PM Resident/Fellow Monthly Meeting Monthly Resident Meeting Pathology Library, 3rd Floor West Building, Room 3723

Oct 8 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Oct 9 2014 8:00AM Autopsy Gross Organ Review Conference Louis Dehner, M.D. - Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor, West Building

Oct 9 2014 10:00AM Block 2 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Immunologic Lung Disease Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 9 2014 11:00AM Block 2 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Pulmonary Hypertension Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 9 2014 12:00PM *Laboratory and Genomic Medicine Grand Rounds Guest Speaker TBD Center for Advanced Medicine, 3rd Floor, Farrell Conference Center, Room 2

Oct 9 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Oct 9 2014 3:00PM Block 2 Pathology Course Katherine Schwetye, M.D., Ph.D. - Pathology of Vascular Diseases Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 10 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Pathology Conference Danielle Carpetner, M.D. - Unknown - General Surgical Pathology 3rd Floor Classroom, Peters Building

Oct 10 2014 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Oct 10 2014 1:00PM Clinical Chemistry Journal Club Jeff Szymanski, M.D., Ph.D. - TBD Barnes-Jewish Hospital Service Building, 2nd Floor, Classroom B

Oct 10 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Oct 10 2014 4:00PM Immunology Work In Progress (WIP) Gary Grajales-Reyes, Host / Xiaoxiao Wan (Unanue) / Broc McCune (Virgin) - Childrens Hospital - 3rd Floor Auditorium

Oct 13 2014 9:00AM Block 2 Pathology Course Katherine Schwetye, M.D., Ph.D. - Pathology of Tubulointerstitial Disease Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 13 2014 2:00PM Block 2 Pathology Course Deborah Novack, M.D., Ph.D. - Myocarditis, Pericarditis, and Cardiomyopathies Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 13 2014 4:15PM *Immunology Seminar Series Robyn Klein, M.D., Ph.D., WUSM, Department of Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases - Knocking on Closed Doors: Viral Recognition at the Blood-Brain Barrier - Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 14 2014 12:00PM *LGM Case Conference Emily Schindler, MD, PhD/Zaher Otrock, MD TBD West Building, 3rd Floor, Path Library, Room 3723

Oct 14 2014 1:30PM Block 2 Pathology Course Deborah Novack, M.D., Ph.D. - Rheumatic and Valvular Heart Disease Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 14 2014 2:30PM Block 2 Pathology Course Deborah Novack, M.D., Ph.D. - Cardiac Case Studies Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 15 2014 10:00AM Block 2 Pathology Course David Windus, M.D. / Faculty Laboratory of Glomerulonephritis (CPC Format) Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium