Department of Pathology News

Congratulations, Dr. Aaron James!

Diagnosis of Endometrial Biopsies and CurettingsCongratulations to Dr. Aaron James and the James Lab on discovering the signal that drives stem cells to form new bones! In Dr. James' own words,





The mechanisms by which progenitor cells commit to adopt a bone cell (osteoblast) or fat cell (adipocyte) fate are not well understood. Leveraging prior transcriptome studies, our group identified the matricellular protein WISP-1 as integral to this decision making process. WISP-1 is highly expressed in the perivascular niche, positively regulating bone formation upon cell transplantation. Overall, our findings suggest that WISP-1 signaling upregulation may be of future benefit in cell therapy mediated bone tissue engineering, for the healing of bone defects or other orthopaedic applications."Dr. James

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~January 2019

Diagnosis of Endometrial Biopsies and CurettingsThe 3rd edition of Diagnosis of Endometrial Biopsies and Curettings was recently published. Congratulations to Drs. Tricia Murdock, Emanuela Veras, Robert Kurman and Michael Mazur! This book entails a comprehensive review of endometrial pathophysiology, including the recognition of physiologic conditions, as well as the accurate interpretation of pathologic entities.


~January 2019

The New PathWays is out!

PathWays December 2018 PathWays is our annual departmental newsletter. Read about developments, news and people in the department! Read the newest PathWays. You can also view the archive of previous PathWays.


~January 2019

January 2019 Diversity Calendar

The Pathology Diversity Calendar for the month of January is now available for download (PDF format). Visit the Pathology Diversity web site or get your copy here and learn more about Pathology Diversity Fast Facts and local events for January.


~January 2019

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