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Pathology Notables

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, - was published on February 25, in Science Translational Medicine, for research on "Gut Microbes Targeted for Diagnosis, Treatment of Childhood Undernutrition". Featured in the Record. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/gut-microbes-targeted-for-diagnosis-treatment-of-childhood-undernutrition.aspx

Marco Colonna, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Robert Rock Belliveau, M.D. Professorship in Pathology, and Professor of Medicine, - received a one-year $100,000 grant from the Cure Alzheimer's Fund (CAF), entitled "The Role of TREML2 in Alzheimer's Disease".

Dr. Virgin and Thaddeus Stappenbeck, M.D., Ph.D., - Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Developmental Biology, have shown that by studying mice, “Mothers can Pass a Trait to their Offspring through the DNA of Bacteria”. Featured in the Record. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/mothers-can-pass-traits-to-offspring-through-bacterias-DNA.aspx

Joseph Corbo, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Genetics, and of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, - received a four-year $2,196,250 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled "Converting Bipolar Cells Into Red-Shifted Optogenetic Sensors for Retinal Therapy".

Ronald Jackups, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, and Assistant Medical Director of BJH Blood Bank and Hematology Laboratory, - received a one-year $35,835 grant from the Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation, entitled “Development of Clinical Decision Support Tools for Patient Blood Management”.

Eugene Oltz, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology, - received a five-year $1,906,250 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Topological Mechanisms of DNA Break Repair in Lymphocytes”.

Steven Teitelbaum, M.D., Messing Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, - received the International Bone and Mineral Society’s Pieter Gaillard Founders Award on April 27, 2015 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The IBMS Pieter Gaillard Founders Award is in recognition of outstanding contributions, research, leadership, and dedication to the International Bone & Mineral Society and the field of bone and mineral research.

Dr. Mosammaparast - also received a 2015 American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Young Physician-Scientist Award from the ASCI on April 25, 2015.

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, - was elected co-chairman of Clinical Genome Resource Program (ClinGen) for Somatic Cancer, National Institutes of Health.

Edward Pearce, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Medicine, and of Molecular Microbiology, - received a five-year $1,906,250 from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, entitled "Macrophage Fatty Acid Metabolism in Immunity to Helminths".

Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biomedical Engineering, - was awarded the Academy of Science St. Louis 2015 Innovation Award, which recognizes a scientist or engineer 40 or younger, who has demonstrated exceptional potential for future accomplishments in science, engineering, or technology. Featured in the Record. http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Academy-of-Science-St-Louis-honors-Washington-University-researchers.aspx

Herbert Virgin IV, M.D., Ph.D., Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair, Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, and of Medicine, - received a one-year $200,000 Synergy Award from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, entitled "Novel Role of Bacteriophages in IBD".

Nima Mosammaparast, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology, - received a five-year $1,744,220 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Mechanism and Regulation of the DNA Alkylation Damage Response”.

Dr. Gordon - was awarded the King Faisal International Prize in Medicine. The annual prize, awarded by the King Faisal Foundation in Saudi Arabia, recognizes scientists whose research has major benefits to humanity. Featured in the Record. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Gordon-awarded-King-Faisal-International-Prize-in-Medicine.aspx

Robert Schreiber, Ph.D., Alumni Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, and Director, Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs, - received a five-year $2,142,423 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Development of Genomics Based Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy”.

Ann Gronowski, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Medical Co-Director of Clinical Chemistry, - received the Distinguished Educator-Clinical Fellow Mentoring Award, Washington University School of Medicine, on February 18, 2015.

Daved Fremont, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and of Molecular Microbiology, - received a one-year $231,539 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Mechanisms of Orthopoxvirus Host Control and Viral Immune Evasion Continuation”.

Herbert Virgin IV, M.D., Ph.D., Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair, Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Microbiology, and of Medicine, - received a four-year $3,139,525 grant from the National Institutes of Health / Office of the Director, entitled “Primate Infectious Disease Resource (PIDR)”.

Dr. Corbo - also received a one-year $40,000 Internal - CRM Seed grant from the Development Biology Department, entitled "Elucidating the Genetic Relationship Between Neuropsychiatric Disease and Cognition".

Dr. Virgin - was featured in Outlook for research on "Possible Treatments Identified for Highly Contagious Stomach Virus". http://outlook.wustl.edu/2015/feb/stomach-virus

Dr. Dantas - was also featured in the Record for “Bacterial Flora of Remote Tribespeople Carries Antibiotic Resistance Genes”. http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Bacterial-flora-of-remote-tribespeople-carries-antibiotic-resistance-genes.aspx

Jennifer Enright, M.D., Ph.D., Graduate student in the lab of Joseph Corbo, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Genetics, and of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, - is the winner of the 2015 O’Leary Prize for her presentation, entitled “Dynamic Spectral Tuning of Photoreceptors is Mediated by Cyp27c1”. http://neuroscienceresearch.wustl.edu/Pages/OLearyPrize.aspx

Steven Teitelbaum, M.D., Wilma and Roswell Messing Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, - received a five-year $1,677,500 renewal grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, entitled "Mechanisms of AVB3 Integrin Mediated Bone Resorption".

Dr. Dantas - was also featured in the Record for “Common Bacteria on Verge of Becoming Resistant Superbugs”. http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Common-bacteria-on-verge-of-becoming-antibiotic-resistant-superbugs.aspx

Dr. Teitelbaum - also received the Academy of Science’s Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award for his research of “Cellular Mechanisms that Lead to Osteoporosis”. Featured in the Record. http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Academy-of-Science-St-Louis-honors-Washington-University-researchers.aspx\

Dr. Colonna - also received a two-year $473,622 industry contract from MedImmune, LLC, entitled “pDC in Human Biology and Pathology”.

Dr. Kulkarni - was also appointed to the External Advisory Board at Cancer Genomics Program (CGP) at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada.

Archana Shenoy, M.D., second year resident in Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, - received the Gordon F. Vawter Pathologist in Training Award at the Society for Pediatric Pathology 2015 Spring Meeting for her paper entitled, “Clinical Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing of Malignancies in the Pediatric Age Group: Spectrum of Identified Mutations”. The meeting was in March.

Dr. Teitelbaum - also received five-year $1,105,250 grant from Shriners Hospitals for Children, entitled "Regulating TNF Family Activity and Receptor Oligomerization to Treat Skeletal Diseases".

Gwendalyn Randolph, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Medicine, - received a two year $417,900 grant from the Midwest Strategic Pharma-Academic Research Consortium Awards Program (SPARC) – Industry, entitled “Vascular and Lymphatic Remodeling in Crohn's Disease”.

Marco Colonna, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Robert Rock Belliveau, M.D. Professorship in Pathology, and Professor of Medicine, - received a four-year $1,372,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, entitled “CRTAM-CADM1 Interaction in the Biology of Gut Lymphocytes”.

Departmental Event Schedules

Jun 29 2015 9:15AM Gross Neuropath Conference (Neuro) Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor, West Building

Jun 29 2015 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Jun 29 2015 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Jun 29 2015 4:15PM *Immunology Seminar Series No Seminar - Canceled for the Summer

Jun 30 2015 9:15AM Neuro Autopsy Surgical Rounds Classics in Neuropathology - Room 3822, 3rd Floor, West Building

Jun 30 2015 12:00PM *LGM Case Conference No Seminar - Canceled for the Summer

Jun 30 2015 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Jun 30 2015 4:00PM Hematopathology Lymphoma Conference NW Tower, 14th Floor

Jul 1 2015 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference 1st Year Residents Surgical Pathology Conference BJCIH Building, 5th Floor, Conference Room 5A

Jul 1 2015 9:15AM Neuro Micro Surgical Rounds Working Neuropathology Conference - Residents Room 3722, 3rd Floor, West Building

Jul 1 2015 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Jul 1 2015 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Jul 1 2015 3:00PM Breast Pathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 3204

Jul 2 2015 12:00PM *Laboratory and Genomic Medicine Grand Rounds No Seminar - Canceled for the Summer

Jul 2 2015 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Jul 3 2015 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Jul 3 2015 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Jul 3 2015 4:00PM Immunology Work In Progress (WIP) No Conference - Canceled for the Summer