2006 Pathology Young Investigators' Day Awards


8th ANNUAL DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY YOUNG INVESTIGATORS' DAY
March 9, 2006

Congratulations to the Award Recipients
Basic: I. Hartman, B.S. & K. Narayan, B.A. (tied)
Clinical: Alexandra C. Hristov, M.D.
Translational: Janis M. Taube, M.D.

Excellence in BASIC RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Martina Bazzaro, Ph.D. Research Fellow GYN Pathology Roden Ubiquitin-Proteasome System stress sensitizes ovarian cancer cells to proteasome inhibitor-induced apoptosis
Jon M. Davison, M.D. Clinical Fellow GI Pathology Hruban Identifying Genes that Regulate Organogenesis: A Tol2-Based Gal4VP16 Gene-Trap Approach in Zebrafish
Ratish Gambhira, D.V.M. Research Fellow GYN Pathology Roden Cross protection of rabbits against challenge with rabbit papiloma viruses (CRPV/ROPV) by immunization with minor capsid antigen, L2
Isamu Z. Hartman, B.S. Graduate Student Immunopathology Sadegh-Nasseri A Cell-Free Recapitulation of Antigen Processing For Class II MHC: HLA-DM is a Key Player in the Selection of Immunodominant Epitopes
AeRyon Kim, B.A. Graduate Student Immunopathology Sadegh-Nasseri HLA-DO, a negative modulator of HLA-DM
Victoria Laast, D.V.M., M.S. Graduate Student Comparative Medicine Mankowski Functional and Pathological Changes Associated with SIV-induced Peripheral Nerve Disease
Davinna Ligons, B.S. Graduate Student Immunopathology Rose Susceptibility of Autoimmune Myocarditis in Mice: Proliferation and Cell Death
Abdiaziz Mohamood, Ph.D. Research Fellow Immunopathology Hamad How inactivation of Fas-pathway prevents autoimmune diabetes?
Kedar Narayan, B.A. Graduate Student Immunopathology Sadegh-Nasseri Direct Visualization of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin A Induced Clustering of HLA-DR1 in B cells
Tonya J. Webb, Ph.D. Research Fellow Immunopathology Oelke Ex vivo induction and expansion of Human Natural Killer T cells by CD1d1-Ig coated artificial antigen presenting cells

Excellence in CLINICAL RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Donna E. Hansel, M.D., Ph.D. Housestaff GU Pathology Epstein Sarcomatoid Carcinoma of the Prostate: A Study of 42 Cases
Alexandra C. Hristov, M.D. Housestaff GYN Pathology Ronnett Ovarian Metastases of Appendiceal Tumors w/Goblet Cell Carcinoid-Like Features: Limited Expression of Neuroendocrine Markers and Clinicopathologic Features of Aggressive Invasive Carcinoma Support Designation as Adenocarcinoma Rather Than Goblet Cell Carcinoid Tumor.
Joshua A. Wisell, M.D. Housestaff GU Pathology Torbenson Pseudo-Ground Glass Changes in Liver Biopsies
Anna Yemelyanova, M.D. Clinical Fellow GYN Pathology Ronnett P16 Expression in Uterine Adenocarcinomas: Diffuse P16 Expression Distinguishes Uterine Serous Carcinomas from Uterine Endometrioid Carcinomas of Endometrial Origin but not HPV-Related Endocervical Adenocarcinomas

Excellence in TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Eli E. Bar, Ph.D. Research Fellow Neuropathology Eberhart Hedgehog Signaling Promotes Medulloblastoma Survival via Bcl2
Malarvizhi Durai, Ph.D. Research Fellow Immunopathology Schneck In vivo anti-tumor efficacy of melanoma antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes generated using artificial antigen presenting cells (aAPC)
Xing Fan, M.D., Ph.D. Research Fellow Neuropathology Eberhart Notch Pathway Blockade Targets Medulloblastoma-Initiating Cancer Stem Cells
Bruce Huang, B.A. Graduate Student GYN Pathology Wu Combination of a Strategy to Prolong Dendritic Cell Survival and a Strategy to Bypass Antigen Processing Enhances DNA Vaccine Potency
Haijme Orita, Ph.D. Research Fellow Molecular Pathology Gabrielson Second-Generation Inhibitors of Fatty Acid Synthase for Lung Cancer Treatment
Janis M. Taube, M.D. Housestaff Surgical Pathology McCarthy The distinct morphology and structure of tissue engineered bone and cartilage derived from mesenchymal stem cells