Genetic and genomic testing is driving advances in precision medicine. Such testing provides the data that, when combined with information about disease status and environmental factors, enable doctors to move away from one-size-fits-all treatment plans to personalized therapies tailored to individual needs.
Ann Gronowski, PhD joins a growing list of pathologists from the Washington University School of Medicine to be featured in the latest issue of Clinical Chemistry, a journal produced by The American Academy for Clinical Chemistry. The story features an in-depth look at the span of Dr. Gronowski’s career as a pathologist, the challenges she […]
The Department of Pathology & Immunology is excited to welcome our newest residents and fellows. For every graduating medical student, Match Day is the next step in their career to working as a doctor and we are thrilled that these residents and fellows have chosen our department to continue their training. Click here to meet […]
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 […]
Two Washington University doctors have been leading a national effort to study convalescent plasma, a centuries-old treatment for infectious diseases, and believe they have submitted enough data to secure federal approval for emergency use against COVID-19.
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. […]
P&I faculty member Carey-Ann Burnham is interviewed by the American Society for Microbiology about the critical role of clinical microbiologists and laboratorians in the future of health care.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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).
Ronald Jackups, MD, PhD, will receive the AABB President’s Award at the 2019 AABB Annual Meeting on October 19.
Jonathan Heusel, MD, PhD will be one of several panelists discussing various topics at the upcoming inauguration of Andrew D. Martin on October 3, 2019.
At the beginning of August, members from the Department of Pathology & Immunology attended the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Anaheim, CA.
Eight trainees were awarded the Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award, including Adam Bailey and Jonathan Brestoff who were recognized for their outstanding presentations.
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.
Each year, women in the U.S. rely on some 20 million home pregnancy tests to learn potentially life-altering news.
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.
Study finds mimic for BRCA genes that could be targeted to improve treatment.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Each year, Washington University School of Medicine faculty members have the opportunity to nominate their peers for Distinguished Faculty Awards.
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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As highlighted in BJC Today in December 2017, the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program met a milestone of 7,500 transplants!
Effective May 1st, Insulin and C-peptide and Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) (effective May 1st) will no longer be sent to Mayo Laboratories.
Virus infects rare intestinal cells in mice; findings point to therapeutic strategy
Senior author Michael Diamond, MD, PhD reports that killing gut bacteria with drugs weakens the immune response
Advancements in genetic testing are promising, and for rare diseases, patient education, coupled with the right laboratory test, are keys to diagnosis and management.
Faculty members nominate peers to recognize their colleagues’ wide-ranging achievements, talents and dedication.
Pledges commitment to basic science research
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 […]
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 […]
Honored for expertise in infectious diseases, microbiology
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 […]
Fellows are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.
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 […]
Scientist honored for role in founding, leading field of gut microbiome research
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.