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Pathology Notables

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

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

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

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

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

Mark Watson, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Director, Tissue Procurement and Multiplexed Gene Analysis Laboratories, - received a five-year $2,786,849 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “The Alliance NCTN Biorepository and Biospecimen Resource”.

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)”.

Jacqueline Payton, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Dr. Oltz, - received a five-year $348,844 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, entitled “Sequence-specific Chromatin Modifiers; Novel Protein Therapeutics for B Cell Lyphoma”.

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

Paul Allen, Ph.D., Robert L. Kroc Professor of Pathology and Immunology, - received a two-year $380,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, entitled “Recognition and Signaling in Positive Selection of CD4+ T Cells”.

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”.

Tyler Hughes, DBBS Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Swamidass’ lab, - was awarded a Central Board of Secondary Education Fellowship.

Joseph Corbo, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Genetics, and of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, - received a five-year $2,287,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Dissecting the Cis-Regulatory Architecture of The Retina by Epigenomic Profiling”.

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”.

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\

Brian Edelson, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology, - received a five-year $1,906,250 grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, entitled "Understanding Autoreactive T Cell Pathogenicity".

Gwendalyn Randolph, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Medicine, - received a two-year $221,887 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging, entitled “Local Thermogenesis in Lymphatic Vessel/Node Function Continuation”.

Eugene Oltz, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Marco Colonna, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Robert Rock Belliveau, M.D. Professor in Pathology, and Professor of Medicine, - received a two-year $419,375 grant from the National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, entitled “Chromatin- Based Discovery of ILC Gene Regulatory Circuits”.

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.

Eric Duncavage, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology, - received a one-year $60,000 grant from the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences/Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation, entitled “Quantitative Monitoring of Tumor Burden Using Single-Molecule Sequencing”.

Joshua Swamidass, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biomedical Engineering, - was also appointed as a Science Advisor to Concordia Seminary as a part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) "Science for Seminaries" program. http://www.scienceforseminaries.org/

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”.

Ta-Chiang Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology, - received a one-year $50,000 pilot award from the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, entitled “The Clinical Relevance of Paneth Cell-phenotype in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease”.

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”.

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”.

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.

Departmental Event Schedules

Aug 28 2015 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference Amber Berning, M.D. - Unknown Frozen Sections Conference BJCIH, 3rd Floor, Room 3510

Aug 28 2015 1:00PM Block 1 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Colon Cancer: A Paradigm of Surgical Pathology Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Aug 28 2015 4:00PM Immunology Work In Progress (WIP) Canceled for the Summer

Aug 31 2015 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference BJCIH, 3rd Floor Conference Room 3510

Aug 31 2015 9:15AM Gross Neuropath Conference (Neuro) Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor, West Building

Aug 31 2015 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Aug 31 2015 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Aug 31 2015 4:15PM *Immunology Seminar Series Canceled for the Summer

Sep 1 2015 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference BJCIH, 3rd Floor Conference Room 3510

Sep 1 2015 9:15AM Neuro Autopsy Microscopic Review BJCIH Building, Microscope Room 3209

Sep 1 2015 11:00AM Block 1 Pathology Course Jacqueline Payton, M.D., Ph.D. - Genomics in Laboratory Medicine I: Gene Guided Management of Patient Therapy Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Sep 1 2015 1:00PM Block 1 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Breast Pathology and Mammary Neoplasia - A Paradigm of Surgical Pathology Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

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

Sep 1 2015 4:00PM Hematopathology Lymphoma Conference NW Tower, 14th Floor

Sep 2 2015 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference 1st Year Residents Surgical Pathology Conference BJCIH Building, 5th Floor, Conference Room 5A

Sep 2 2015 9:15AM Neuropathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Microscope Room 3209

Sep 2 2015 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Sep 2 2015 11:00AM Block 1 Pathology Course Jonathan Heusel, M.D., Ph.D. - Clinical Genomics in Cancer and Constitutional Disease, General Approaches and Selected Case Studies Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

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

Sep 2 2015 3:00PM Breast Pathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 3204

Sep 3 2015 8:00AM Autopsy Gross Organ Review Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor, West Building

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

Sep 4 2015 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Pathology Conference BJCIH, 3rd Floor Conference Room 3510

Sep 4 2015 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Sep 4 2015 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Sep 8 2015 9:00AM Block 1 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - General Pathology Exam Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium