2007 Pathology Young Investigators' Day Awards

April 5, 2007


Excellence in BASIC RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Paul Esteso, M.D., Ph.D. Graduate Student Autopsy Hutchins Hemorrhagic endovasculitis is a proliferative and time-dependent lesion occurring secondary to stoppage of fetal placental blood flow
Jose C. Garcia-Garcia, Ph.D. Research Fellow Medical Microbiology Dumler Survival of antigenic epitope requires class II MHC capture prior to lysosomal proteolysis
AeRyon Kim, B.S. Graduate Student Immunology Sadegh-Nasseri Survival of antigenic epitope requires class II MHC capture prior to lysosomal proteolysis
Davinna Ligons, B.S. Graduate Student Immunology Rose A Locus on Murine Chromosome 1 Regulates Susceptibility to Experimental Autoimmune Myocarditis and Lymphocyte Cell Death
Yen-Chun Liu, M.D. Graduate Student Hematologic Pathology C.V. Dang Coupling Control of Cell Proliferation and Nucleotide Metabolism through MYC, E2F1 and their Target Genes
Abdiaziz S. Mohamood, M.S., Ph.D. Research Fellow Immunology Hamad Harnessing the Fas pathway for type 1 diabetes therapy
Kazunori Murata, A.B., M.H.S. Graduate Student Immunology Baldwin Non-Complement Activating Alloantibodies Contribute to Cardiac Allograft Rejection Through Synergistic Activation of Complement
Kedar Narayan, B.A., B.Sc. Graduate Student Immunology Sadegh-Nasseri HLA-DM mediates peptide exchange by a hit-and-run mechanism
Noriyuki Omura, M.D. Research Fellow Gastrointestinal Pathology Goggins High-throughput DNA methylation profiling using promoter microarrays

Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Dengfeng Cao, M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Fellow GYN Pathology Ronnett Expression of PAX2 in endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial Carcinomas - an immunohistochemical study of 136 cases
Tamara Flys, B.S. Graduate Student Transfusion Medicine S. Eshleman Persistence of K103N-Containing HIV-1 Variants after Single-Dose Nevirapine for Prevention of HIV-1 Mother-to-Child Transmission
Zsolt Jobbagy, M.D. Clinical Fellow Molecular Pathology Valsamakis Characterization of culture sensitivity and viral load in genital specimens: evidence to support selective use of nucleic acid testing for the diagnosis of genital herpes
Shu-Ling Liang, Ph.D. Clinical Fellow Chemistry Clarke Comparisons of the CEDIA®, MEIA® and LC/MS/MS Assays for the Measurement of Tacrolimus in Organ Transplant Recipients
Basim S. Mohammed, M.B.B.Ch. Clinical Fellow Renal Pathology Bagnasco "CD20 - positive lymphocyte infiltrates in renal allograft biopsies with acute cell-mediated rejection are not associated with worse graft survival"
Adeboye O. Osunkoya, M.D. Clinical/Research Fellow Genitourinary Pathology Epstein Colorectal Adenocarcinoma with Involvement of the Prostate: Report of 9 Cases with Immunohistochemical Analysis and Long Term Follow Up
Janis M. Taube, M.D., M.Sc. Housestaff Surgical Pathology Westra Impact of elastic staining on the staging of peripheral lung cancers
Wenle Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Fellow Genitourinary Pathology Epstein Small Cell Carcinoma of the Prostate: A Morphological and Immunohistochemical Study of 95 Cases
Julie M. Wu, M.D. Housestaff Surgical Pathology Argani Heterogeneity of Breast Cancer Metastases: A Rapid Autopsy Study Using Matched Primary-Metastases Tissue Microarrays (TMAs)

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Eli E. Bar, Ph.D. Research Fellow Neuropathology Eberhart Cyclopamine-Mediated Hedgehog Pathway Inhibition Depletes Cancer Stem Cells in Glioblastoma
Xiaobing He, Ph.D. Research Fellow Urologic Pathology Berman Urothelial differentiation in urothelial carcinoma: Identification of candidate bladder tumor stem cell
Bruce Huang, B.A. Graduate Student GYN Pathology Wu RNA interference-mediated in vivo gene silencing as a strategy for the enhancement of nucleic acid-based vaccine potency
Yu Li, B.A. Graduate Student Immunology Schneck Profiling the Mammalian Cell Surface Glycome
Shien T. Micchelli, M.D., M.S. Housestaff Gastrointestinal Pathology Torbenson Fibrolamellar Carcinomas but not Typcial Hepatocellular Carcinomas are Positive for Anterior Gradient-2
Jesse Rowley, B.S. Graduate Student GYN Pathology Wu Ectopic Expression of IL-15RA in Naive T Cells using a Novel Method of Gene Delivery Enhances IL-15 Mediated T Cell Survival