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 […]

Employees encouraged to support the United Way campaign

Employees are encouraged to give their time and financial support to the annual United Way Campaign. Human Resources and the Gephardt Institute again are helping employees find volunteer opportunities in the St. Louis region.

Oltz appointed as vice-chair for faculty development

This new position in the department is exclusively devoted to faculty development. The focus of the Vice-Chair will be mentoring faculty members at all levels – instructor through professor – and in all tracks – clinician, research and investigator. Initial emphasis will be on the department’s newer faculty members. The goal is to maximize the […]

Gordon receives Massry Prize

Jeffrey Gordon, MD is one of three scientists in the country honored for revealing roles of microbes in human health and disease.

Grant updates: May and June 2017

Virgin and Fremont receive $3.5 million for their work on norovirus. An additional $570K is awarded to Amarasinghe and Ellebedy in separate grants. Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology, of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and of Molecular Microbiology, with Dr. Christopher Basler, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Georgia Research Alliance […]

Protein-rich diet may help soothe inflamed gut

The study showing that mice fed tryptophan develop immune cells that foster a tolerant gut was a collaboration between Marco Colonna, MD and Jeffrey Gordon, MD of the department.

New clues found to common respiratory virus

Daisy Leung, PhD is one of the senior scientists who helped solve the structure of a protein that helps a common respiratory virus evade the immune system.

Department welcomes new residents and fellows in 2017

Twelve new residents and 20 new fellows joined the Department of Pathology & Immunology in the beginning of July. Residents Heba Abdelal, MD – AP/CP Brooj Abro, MD – AP/CP Zahra Alipour, MD – AP/CP Adam Bailey, MD, PhD – CP/PSTP Jie-Fu Chen, MD – AP/CP Matthew Hedberg, MD, PhD – AP Arjun Raman, MD, […]

Faculty and trainees receive multiple awards at ACLPS meeting

The Department of Laboratory Medicine at Yale hosted the 52nd Annual Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists meeting on June 15-17, 2017. Congratulations to all Washington University Department of Pathology & Immunology faculty and trainees from  who received special recognition and awards! Jacqueline Payton, MD, PhD received the Benson Lectureship/Ellis Benson Award for her […]

Ladenson receives the 2017 IFCC distinguished award

This first time award, presented by the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry, honors Ladenson for his remarkable scientific work to improve cardiac disease diagnosis. Read the press release. Jack Ladenson, PhD is the Oree M. Carroll and Lillian B. Ladenson Professor of Clinical Chemistry and Pathology & Immunology. He is also the Co-Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry.

Grant updates: March and April 2017

Virgin receives nearly $7 million of a total of $7.8 million in grants awarded to numerous faculty in Immunobiology and Laboratory & Genomic Medicine. Congratulations to all! Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology, of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and of Molecular Microbiology, received a one-year $122,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, […]

Antibiotic resistance circumvented in lab

The work, published in Nature Chemical Biology, is a collaboration among multidisciplinary scientists, including microbial genomicist, Gautam Dantas, PhD.

Department celebrates laboratory professional week

Medical Laboratory Professionals week was observed nationally the week of April 23-29, 2017. The Department of Pathology & Immunology took this opportunity to recognize the service and dedication of all individuals who contribute to the missions of the Department. Celebrations consisted of raffles, service awards, a photo contest, a luncheon and more. Download the newsletter for summaries of […]

Science matters: Gautam Dantas

Gautam Dantas, PhD shares his story about why science matters and how his research has the potential to improve people’s everyday lives and their health.

Grant updates: January and February 2017

Grants totaling nearly $10 million were awarded to faculty and trainees in Immunobiology, Laboratory & Genomic Medicine and Anatomic & Molecular Pathology. Congratulations to all! Kyunghee Choi, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology, received a four-year $1,856,628 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, entitled “Hemangioblast Development and Regulation”. Marco Colonna, MD, Professor […]

Father of the microbiome

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, is expanding our understanding of human health into nonhuman realms, studying the bacteria that take up residence in the gut and help define who we become.

Three questions with Gautam Dantas

A microbiology professor discusses antibiotic resistance and his lab’s efforts to help physicians fight antibiotic-resistant infections.

Grant updates: November and December 2016

Nima Mosammaparast, Thaddeus Stappenbeck, Joshua Swamidass, Gene Oltz and Kathleen Sheehan among awardees in November and December with grants totaling nearly $3 million. Nima Mosammaparast, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology, received a two-year $600,000 grant from the Alvin Siteman Cancer Research Fund, entitled “Targeting Nuclear Alkylation Repair Centers for Tumor Chemosensitization”. Thaddeus Stappenbeck, MD, […]

Oltz receives AAI distinguished service award

Dr. Eugene M. Oltz, PhD has been awarded the American Association of Immunologists Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service to the AAI and the immunology community. He has been valuable a member and chair of the AAI Publication Committee since 2012. The 2017 AAI award winners will be recognized at IMMUNOLOGY 2017™ – May 12-16, Washington, DC.

Oltz receives $419,375 grant from NIH/NIAID

Eugene Oltz, Ph.D. received a two-year $419,375 grant from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, entitled “Regulation of Genome Architecture in Lymphocytes: Opposing Tether and Boundary Functions”. Dr. Oltz is Professor of Pathology & Immunology.

Stappenbeck receives $100,000 grant from the Kenneth Raining Foundation

The one-year grant funds work to study the therapeutic potential and manipulation of a novel microbial receptor that triggers autophagy. Thaddeus Stappenbeck, MD, PhD is Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Professor of Developmental Biology and Co-head of the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine.

Handley receives $500,000 Microbiome Innovation Award

The three-year grant from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America funds work to study The Virome of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Scott Handley, PhD is Assistant Professor in Pathology & Immunology.

Stappenbeck receives $400,000 grant from NIH

The one-year $412,500 grant from the National Institutes of Health funds work to define Crohn’s Disease subtypes using genetics and metagenomics. Thaddeus Stappenbeck, MD, PhD is Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Co-Chief of the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine.

Gordon to receive Keio Medical Science Prize

Jeffrey Gordon, MD will be honored November 25, at a ceremony in Tokyo.​​​​​​​​​​​​​ He is the Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Professor of Developmental Biology and of Medicine, and Director, Center for Genome Sciences.