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Pathology Notables

Malay Haldar, M.D., Ph.D., Research Instructor in Pathology and Immunology - , received a five-year $843,405 grant from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, entitled “Metabolic Control of Tissue Specific Macrophage Differentiation”.

Marina Cella, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology - , received a five-year $1,577,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “IL-22 in Obesity and Obesity-Associated Cancer”. 

Karen Seibert, Ph.D., Research Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Genetics - , was featured in the Record’s Washington People, for “Bridging Scientific Specialties and Perspectives”. http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/26472.aspx

Joseph Corbo, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Genetics, and of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences - , received one-year $25,000 grant from the Center for the Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases (CIMED) Internal Pilot and Feasibility Study, entitled “High-Throughput Functional Analysis of Non-Coding Regions Related to Arrhythmias”.

Deepta Bhattacharya, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology - , received a four-year $720,000 grant from the American Cancer Society, entitled “Regulation of Plasma and Myeloma Cell Survival by Zbtb20”.

Meredith Pittman, M.D., Chief Resident in AMP - , received a Distinguished Service Teaching Award for running the Selective of the Year, “Hands-On Autopsy”, from the class of 2016.

Dr. Gordon - was also featured in the Record for his research on gut microbes. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/25786.aspx

Daved Fremont, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics - , received a five-year $3,191,099 grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, entitled “Antibody-Based Protection Against Dengue Virus”.

Paul Allen, Ph.D., Robert L. Kroc Professor of Pathology and Immunology - , received a four-year $1,578,010 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Defining Host-Microbial Interactions that Trigger Inflammatory Bowel Disease”. 

James Lewis, Jr., M.D. - , Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Otolaryngology, was elected as an Alumnus Member for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Eric Lazear, Ph.D. - , Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pathology and Immunology, received a one-year $25,000 grant from Center for Women's Infectious Disease Research (cWIDR) Internal Pilot Research Grant Program, entitled “Structural investigation of a conserved protein complex controlling herpesvirus virion assembly and disassembly”.

Gabriel Bien-Willner, M.D., Ph.D., Research Instructor in Pathology and Immunology - , received a one-year $30,000 grant from the American Cancer Society/Institution Research Awards, entitled “Identification of Genomic AML Fusion Onco-protein Targets with Calling Cards”.

Gwendalyn Randolph, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Medicine - , received a four-year $1,490,892 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “VEGF-C/VEGFR3 and Lymphatic Transport of Cholesterol from Atherosclerotic Plaque”.

Thaddeus Stappenbeck, M.D., Ph.D. - , Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Developmental Biology, received a one-year $100,000 supplemental breakthrough award for IBD research from The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, entitled “Identification of microbial triggers of colitis in genetically relevant, transmissible mouse model”.

Charles Eby, M.D. - , Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Medicine and Associate Chief, Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, received a one-year $127,680 subaward from IntegenX, entitled “Worldwide Sample Collection and Transport”.

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 featured in National Geographic for his research “As Constant as a Colon” as reported in the journal Science.

Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - , M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Faculty of Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, and Course Leader of Sophomore Pathology Course, received the Coursemaster of the Year Award by the class of 2015.

Dr. Allen - also received a five-year $2,500,505 competing renewal from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Training Program in Immunology and Immunogenetics”.

Phyllis Huettner, M.D. - , Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received the Distinguished Service–Clinical Teacher of the Year Award by the class of 2014.

Jeffrey Klco, M.D., Ph.D. - , Research Instructor in Pathology and Immunology, received a five-year $620,680 grant from the National Institutes of Health / National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, entitled “Notch Signaling in Myeloid Development”.

Ian Hagemann, M.D., Ph.D. - , M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received the Distinguished Service Teaching Award by the class of 2015.

Dr. Corbo - also has been selected to receive a three-year $100,000 from the Research to Prevent Blindness Innovative Ophthalmic Research Award, entitled “Reprogramming Rods into Cones for Vision Restoration”.

Keke Fairfax, Ph.D., Research Instructor in Pathology and Immunology - , received a four-year $308,000 grant from the American Heart Association, entitled “Understanding the Development of the Liver B Cell Compartment During Schistosomiasis: Development of a Novel Vaccine”.

Thaddeus Stappenbeck, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Developmental Biology - , received two-year $300,000 grant from the Children's Discovery Institute (CDI), entitled “Isolation, Expansion and Characterization of Lung Epithelial Stem Cells”.

Dr. Stappenbeck - also received a three-year $356,500 subcontract from The National Institutes of Health, Broad Institute, entitled “Characterizing the Gut Microbial Ecosystem for Diagnosis and Therapy in IBD.

Thaddeus Stappenbeck, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Developmental Biology - , received three-year $412,500 allocation from the Hemsley Trust Fund, entitled “Specific Genetic and Environmental Factors that Affect Paneth Cell Function”.

Kelli VanDussen, Ph.D., Postdoc in the Stappenbeck Lab - , received a three-year $174,750 fellowship grant from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), entitled “Defining The Basis Of Epithelial Defects In Crohn's Disease Patients”.

Joseph Corbo, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Genetics and of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences - , won second place in the Nikon Small World Photomicrography contest with the following image: http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/entry/2013-photomicrography-competition/2

Joseph Corbo, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Genetics, and of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences - , received a two-year $250,000 grant from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, entitled “High Throughput Cis-Regulatory Analysis in Autism Spectrum Disorders”.

Gautam Dantas, Ph.D. - , Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biomedical Engineering, received a one-year $100,000 grant from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, entitled “Synthetic Engineering of Enhanced Fitness and Adhesion Properties in Probiotics for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease”.

Emil Unanue, M.D. - , Paul and Ellen Lacy Professor of Pathology and Immunology, received a two-year $500,000 grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, entitled “Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Immunological Autoreactivity”.

Gwendalyn Randolph, Ph.D. - , Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Medicine, received a one-year $100,000 breakthrough award from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF), entitled “Interface Between Adipose Antigen-Presenting Cells, Lymphatics, and the Expansion of Adipose Tissue in Inflammatory Intestinal Disease”.

Sandra McDonald, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Mark Watson, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Director, Tissue Procurement and Mulitplexed Gene Analysis Laboratories - , received a two-year $1,200,000 contract from the Science Applications International Corporation- Frederick, entitled “CPTAC Biospecimen Core Resource”.

Barry Sleckman, M.D., Ph.D., Conan Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Head, Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine - , received a five-year $1,862,000 competing renewal from the National Institutes of Health, entitled ATM Function During V(D)J Recombination.

Thomas Hannan, D.V.M., Ph.D., Research Instructor in Pathology and Immunology - , received a two-year $228,000 subaward from Oregon Health and Science University New MIST Young Investigator Award, entitled “The Role of Bladder Macrophages in Determining Susceptibility to Cystitis”.

Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biomedical Engineering - , was featured in the Record for research on “Gut Microbes in Healthy Kids Carry Antibiotic Resistance Genes”. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/26161.aspx

Maxim Artyomov, Ph.D. - , Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biomedical Engineering, received a two-year $68,400 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Unbiased Discovery of Predictive Blood Biomarkers for Rheumatic Diseases”.

Bo-Ruei Chen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Sleckman Lab - , received a three-year $167,346 fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Pathways that Preserve Genome Stability during Antigen Receptor Gene Assembly”.

Departmental Event Schedules

Apr 21 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference Friederike Kreisel, M.D. - Specialty Conference - Hodgkin Lymphoma 3rd Floor Classroom, Peters Building

Apr 21 2014 9:15AM Gross Neuropath Conference (Neuro) Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor, West Building

Apr 21 2014 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Apr 21 2014 12:00PM AMP Conference Dikson Dibe, M.D. / Jalal Jalaly, M.D. - East Pavilion Auditorium

Apr 21 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Apr 21 2014 4:15PM Immunology Seminar Series* LACY LECTURE -- Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Rockefeller University - Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Apr 22 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference Rebecca Chernock, M.D. - Specialty Conference - Adrenal 3rd Floor Classroom, Peters Building

Apr 22 2014 9:15AM Neuro Autopsy Surgical Rounds Classics in Neuropathology - Room 3822, 3rd Floor, West Building

Apr 22 2014 12:00PM LGM Case Conference* Zaher Otrock, M.D. / Hope Karnes, M.D., Ph.D. - Factor XI Deficiency / Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Pathology Library, 3rd Floor West Building, Room 3723

Apr 22 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Apr 22 2014 4:00PM Hematopathology Lymphoma Conference NW Tower, 14th Floor

Apr 23 2014 8:00AM Cytopathology Teaching Conference* Cory Bernadt, M.D., Ph.D. - Liver 3rd Floor Classroom Peters Building

Apr 23 2014 8:00AM AMP Conference 1st Year Residents Surgical Pathology Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5A

Apr 23 2014 9:00AM Breast Pathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Apr 23 2014 9:15AM Neuro Micro Surgical Rounds Working Neuropathology Conference - Residents Room 3722, 3rd Floor, West Building

Apr 23 2014 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Apr 23 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Apr 24 2014 8:00AM Autopsy Gross Organ Review Conference Louis Dehner, M.D. - Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor, West Building

Apr 24 2014 12:00PM Laboratory and Genomic Medicine Conference* Hope Karnes, M.D., Ph.D. - Granulocyte Transfusion Therapy Center for Advanced Medicine, 3rd Floor, Farrell Conference Room 2

Apr 24 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Apr 25 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Pathology Conference Danielle Carpetner, M.D. - PIPs 3rd Floor Classroom, Peters Building

Apr 25 2014 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Apr 25 2014 11:00AM Block 6 Pathology Course Phyllis Huettner, M.D. - Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Apr 25 2014 1:00PM Block 6 Pathology Course Ian Hagemann, M.D., Ph.D. - Diseases of the Cervix, Vulva, and Vagina Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Apr 25 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Apr 25 2014 3:00PM Block 6 Pathology Course Ian Hagemann, M.D., Ph.D. - Gynecologic Cytopathology with Clinical Correlations Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Apr 25 2014 4:00PM Immunology Work In Progress (WIP) Wing Lam, Host / Brian Keller (Virgin) / Elizabeth Germino (Shaw) / Kyle Austin (Diamond) - Childrens Hospital - 3rd Floor Auditorium

Apr 28 2014 9:00AM Block 6 Pathology Course Anjum Hassan, M.D. - Hematopathology II: Diagnosis and Classification of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (B-NHL) Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Apr 28 2014 11:00AM Block 6 Pathology Course Anjum Hassan, M.D. - Hematopathology II: Diagnosis and Classification of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (B-NHL) (Large Group Interactive) Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Apr 28 2014 12:00PM AMP Conference TBD - East Pavilion Auditorium

Apr 28 2014 4:15PM Immunology Seminar Series* Kenneth Murphy, M.D., Ph.D., WUSM, Department of Pathology and Immunology - Thoroughly Modular Immunity Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Apr 29 2014 9:00AM Block 6 Pathology Course Friederike Kreisel, M.D. - Hematopathology III: Diagnosis and Classification of Lymphomas: Plasma Cell Dyscrasias, Hodgkin Lymphoma, and T-Cell Lymphomas Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Apr 29 2014 11:00AM Block 6 Pathology Course Friederike Kreisel, M.D. - Hematopathology III: Diagnosis and Classification of Lymphomas: Plasma Cell Dyscrasias, Hodgkin Lymphoma, and T-Cell Lymphomas (Large Group Interactive) Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Apr 29 2014 12:00PM LGM Case Conference* Kari Sufficool, MD RBC Polyglutamates West Building, Pathology Library, 3rd Floor, Room 3723

May 1 2014 9:00AM Block 6 Pathology Course Tu-Dung Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D. - Hematopathology IV: Spleen and Thymus: Structure, Function and Associated Pathology Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

May 1 2014 9:30AM Block 6 Pathology Course Tu-Dung Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D. - Hematopathology IV: Spleen and Thymus: Structure, Function and Associated Pathology (Large Group Interactive) Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

May 1 2014 12:00PM LGM Conference Canceled Today

May 2 2014 1:00PM Block 6 Pathology Course Phyllis Huettner, M.D. - Non-Neoplastic Ovarian Pathology and Ovarian Surface Epithelial Neoplasms Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium