Brian Edelson, MD, PhD Recognized for Contributions in Education

Brian Edelson, MD, PhD was recently inducted into the Washington University School of Medicine Academy of Educators. The ceremony was held on September 24 to coincide with Education Day sponsored by the School of Medicine. Edelson was acknowledged for his important and varied contributions to our ongoing educational programs, and roles in building the new Gateway Curriculum.  To be selected […]

ASCP’s 40 Under Forty List Includes P&I Faculty Member

The American Society for Clinical Pathology has named Suzie Thibodeaux as one of 40 high-achieving pathologists, pathology residents, and medical laboratory professionals under age 40. She joins many other pathology professionals on the prestigious 2020 ASCP 40 Under Forty list. “Being recognized by the ASCP in their 40 under forty list is an amazing honor. […]

Experts urge caution in interpreting COVID-19 antibody tests

As stay-at-home orders are lifted around the country and public life begins to return, health experts continue to emphasize the importance of testing for COVID-19 to prevent a second – and potentially worse – wave of infections.

Trainee Research Award Day 2020

On Tuesday, the culmination of weeks of work for this year’s Trainee Research Day was put on full display via Zoom. Although different than past events, this year still had the air of excitement as trainees presented their research. This year, the department had 24 individuals present. As per the tradition, the Trainee Research Day […]

LGM Faculty Member Receives Award from ASM

On May 4, the 2020 American Academy of Microbiology announced awards for research, education, and leadership. Among those receiving awards was Carey-Ann Burnham, PhD, from the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine. “For Dr. Burnham to receive the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Award for Research and Leadership in Clinical Microbiology is a tremendous honor. This […]

A Letter to Laboratory professionals dedicated to fighting virus

Originially posted on stltoday. com. Click the button to be taken to the article. Until the cornonavirus outbreak, most people never gave much thought to laboratory testing. When your doctor says, “we’ll send it to the lab,” you rightly expect to get timely and accurate test results back. But this year’s pandemic spotlights that what […]

Clinical Chemistry Journal Highlights Mitch Scott, PhD

The American Academy for Clinical Chemistry has published it’s the most recent version of the Clinical Chemistry journal and it features a familiar face. The department’s own Mitchell Scott, PhD graces the cover, in addition, the series presents the achievements of distinguished clinical chemists. Scott joins an illustrious and short list of clinical pathologists to […]

Department Recognizes LGMTrainee Presentations

The department recently announced Outstanding Laboratory and Genomic Medicine Grand Rounds Presentation for the 2018-19 season. This year’s award includes a tie between Kaitlin Mitchell and Ivan Gonzalez. The award is given to a trainee or trainees giving their first-time LGM Grand Rounds presentation, with the winner(s) decided by Laboratory Genomic Medicine faculty. Winning presentations […]

Trainees & Faculty Heading to USCAP

Trainees and faculty from the Pathology & Immunology department will soon be heading to the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) annual meeting. The meeting will be held from February 29 – March 5, 2020, in Los Angeles, CA.  Click here to see a list of presenters at the event. Click here to see the […]

Brestoff, Theunissen recognized by NIH for innovative research

Obesity expert Jonathan R. Brestoff, MD, PhD, and regenerative medicine specialist Thorold Theunissen, PhD, both of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have received High-Risk, High-Reward Research awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Awardees Announced for Trainee Research Day 2019

The Department of Pathology & Immunology hosted its annual Trainee Research Day which celebrates research by residents and clinical fellows. It featured presentations both oral and poster from trainees.

Probiotic bacteria evolve inside mice’s GI tracts

Probiotics – which are living bacteria taken to promote digestive health – can evolve once inside the body and have the potential to become less effective and sometimes even harmful, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Viruses in blood lead to digestive problems

While studying viruses best known for infecting the brain, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis stumbled upon clues to a conundrum involving a completely different part of the anatomy: the bowel, and why some people possibly develop digestive problems seemingly out of the blue.

Genetic testing helps predict disease recurrence in myelodysplastic syndrome

A DNA-based analysis of blood cells soon after a stem cell transplant can predict likelihood of disease recurrence in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a group of cancerous disorders characterized by dysfunctional blood cells, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Such a practice could help doctors identify patients […]

Gordon receives Luminary Award

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a 2018 Luminary Award from the Precision Medicine World Conference. He is being honored for his pioneering work in founding the field of gut microbiome research and for fundamentally altering the understanding of the origins of human health and disease, especially as […]

Laboratory Outreach at Barnes Jewish Hospital and Beyond

The faculty in the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine (LGM) serve as medical directors for the clinical laboratories at Barnes Jewish Hospital (BJH); however, they also provide medical direction and clinical consulting services to hospital laboratories in the St. Louis region and beyond.

Virology Testing at Barnes Jewish Hospital

Virology testing previously performed at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) Virology Laboratory officially transitioned to the Barnes Jewish Hospital (BJH) Molecular Infectious Disease Laboratory (MIDL) on January 29, 2018.

New Heparin-Induced Thromboctyopenia (HIT) Screening Test Method

Beginning May 1st, the Core Lab will transition from the current ELISA anti-PF4/heparin antibody test to a latex immunoturbidimetric assay (LIA) performed on the TOPS coagulation analyzer. The test will be available 24/7 with an in-lab turnaround time of 1-2 hours. Laboratory comparisons to SRA send out results show a sensitivity of 100% and a […]

Microbiology Update: Availability of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for New Antimicrobial Agents

Infections due to antibiotic resistant bacteria are a global public health crisis. To help combat infections with multi-drug resistant bacteria, there has been a recent surge in the development of antimicrobial agents. The Barnes Jewish Hospital Microbiology Laboratory is now able to perform susceptibility testing for a number of these new antibiotics. Information regarding this […]

Featured Colleague: Stephen Roper, PhD

Stephen Roper joined Washington University as Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Assistant Director, Pediatric Laboratory Services in the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine in August, 2017. He is NRCC (National Registry Certified Chemists) certified in Clinical Chemistry. Dr.  Roper obtained his BS and MS at Texas Tech University and his PhD at […]

Gordon receives British Royal Society’s highest honor

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2018 Copley Medal from the Royal Society in Britain. He is being honored for his studies of human gut microbial communities, which have led to a fundamental shift in the way scientists understand the relationship between microbes, health and […]

Grant Updates: March & April 2018

Nearly $3.9 million in grants awarded to faculty in Immunobiology and Laboratory & Genomic Medicine Carey-Ann Burnham, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Pediatrics, and of Molecular Microbiology, and Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, received a five-month $10,568 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “A Cloud-Based WGS Platform for Routine Surveillance […]

Brickner selected as Olin Medical Science fellow

The Olin Fellowships recognize superior accomplishments in biomedical research by doctoral students at Washington University. Josh Brickner, from the laboratory of Nima Mosammaparast, PhD, is one of five students selected for the 2017-2018 honor. Josh Brickner studies the mechanism by which the ASCC-ALKBH3 repair complex is recruited to sites of alkylation damage. He found that […]

Klein and Qavi receive LEAP Inventor Challenge awards

Two projects from Pathology & Immunology were selected this year to receive funding though the Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program (LEAP). They include: Targeting type III interferon for the treatment of multiple sclerosis This project is a potential new biomarker of progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) that, when targeted, can prevent axonal injury and […]

Heusel discusses the importance of keeping up clinical pathology expertise in CAPcast interview

The College of American Pathologists’ CAPcasts feature interviews with leading pathologists on current issues impacting pathology and laboratory medicine. Dr. Jonathan Heusel, Director of Clinical and Translational Genomics and Chief Medical Officer of Genomics and Pathology Services, discusses the why maintaining expertise in clinical pathology is so important, and how a program from the CAP […]

Grant updates: September and October 2017

Nearly $8 million in grants awarded to faculty in Immunobiology and Laboratory & Genomic Medicine. Congratulations to all! Gautam Dantas, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology, of Biomedical Engineering, and of Molecular Microbiology, received a three-year $1,143,750 award from the Department of Energy, entitled “Systems Engineering of Rhodococcus Opacus to Enable Production of Drop-in […]

Oltz appointed as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Immunology

The AAI Council announced that Eugene Oltz, PhD will serve a five-year term as the Journal’s editor-in-chief, starting July 1, 2018. Dr. Oltz is a Professor and Vice-Chair of Faculty Development in the Department of Pathology & Immunology.

Grant updates: July and August 2017

Multiple faculty and post-docs receive grants totaling nearly $8 million. Congratulations to all! Maxim Artyomov, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology and of Biomedical Engineering, received a five-year $1,906,250 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Itaconate as Metabolic Regulator of Inflammation”. Takeshi Egawa, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology, received […]

Pathology & Immunology United Way campaign kicks off 10/1

The Department of Pathology & Immunology United Way campaign will run from October 1st to October 31st. Faculty, staff and students can contribute through HRMS or through pledge cards throughout the campaign. To thank you for your participation, the department is sponsoring raffles and a cookie social. Don’t miss your chance to win a coffee […]