Over $800,000 in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology.
A new type of therapeutic food, specifically designed to repair the gut microbiomes of malnourished children, is superior to standard therapy in an initial clinical trial conducted in Bangladesh.
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.
Over $8 million in grants were awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology.
Two physician-scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are among the 100 new members and 25 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year.
Almost $7 million in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology Paul Allen, PhD, Robert L. Kroc Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Interim Division Chief, Immunobiology, received five-year $2,349,441grant from The National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, entitled “Strength of TCR:self-pMHC Interactions in the Periphery Instructs CD4+ […]
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.
Eynav Klechevsky, assistant professor of pathology and immunology and Amit Pathak assistant professor of mechanical engineering & material science in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University were awarded a three-year, $610,000 Trailblazer Award, from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. This award provides funding to continue their […]
Study finds mimic for BRCA genes that could be targeted to improve treatment.
Close to $9 million in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology Gautam Dantas, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Biomedical Engineering, and of Molecular Microbiology, received a one-year $486,849 contract from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) entitled “Impact of Early Life Antibiotic Treatment in Preterm Infants on Subsequent MDRO Colonization […]
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $3.5 million grant to study how live bacteria can be used for drug delivery to Gautam Dantas, professor of pathology and immunology, and Thaddeus Stappenbeck, the Conan Professor of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, both at the School of Medicine, and Tae Seok Moon, associate […]
Washington University in St. Louis’ newly launched Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law has signed on as one of the early signatories of French President Emmanuel Macron’s “Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace,” announced Nov. 12 as part of the peace forum commemorating 100 years since the ending of World War I.
People with autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease, even though none of these conditions seem to target the cardiovascular system directly. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis believe they have begun to understand the link between the two.
Over $7 million in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology Gautam Dantas, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Biomedical Engineering, and of Molecular Microbiology, received a five-year $3,484,069 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Tunable Therapeutic Modulation of the Gut Microbiome by Engineered Probiotics”. Paul Li-Hao Huang, PhD, Instructor in […]
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 […]
Over $500,000 in grants awarded to faculty in Pathology & Immunology Takeshi Egawa, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, received a two-year $155,875 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “The Role of TH1 CD4 T Cells in Control of Viral Infection. Ali Ellebedy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology, received a […]
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 […]
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.
Gautam Dantas, PhD is senior author on a study showing antibiotics in the environment contribute to drug resistance.
A study lead by Maxim Artyomov, PhD shows that a compound derived from the body’s own immune cells can treat psoriasis in mice and holds promise for other autoimmune diseases.
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
Jonathan Miner, MD, PhD, affiliated faculty in the department, is the leading investigator of the study that shows viruses related to Zika may share its ability to harm fetuses.
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.
Scientist honored for role in founding, leading field of gut microbiome research
The Young Investigator Challenge is an effort to identify promising young academic cytopathologists in the field. The challenge consisted of a call for papers involving original research relevant to cancer cytopathology and molecular cytopathology, and was open to faculty no more than 5 years removed from their fellowship. Christopher Hartley, MD, a Liver & GI Pathology fellow […]
Crouch received Course Master of the Year from the class of 2019; Virgin, Edelson received Distinguished Service Awards. Congratulations to all!
‘Father of microbiome’ honored for revealing importance of gut microbes in human health, disease.
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 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.
International honor recognizes scholarly and scientific achievements
New research from the School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego, shows that Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells, the kind most resistant to standard treatments.
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 […]