2010 Pathology Young Investigators' Day Awards


12th ANNUAL DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY YOUNG INVESTIGATORS' DAY
April 8, 2010

Congratulations to the Award Recipients
Basic: Brian Simons, D.V.M.
Clinical: Andrea Subhawong, M.D.
Translational: Karisa Schreck, B.S.
Excellence in BASIC RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Cheng Ran Lisa Huang, B.S. Graduate Student Hematology Kathleen H. Burns, M.D., Ph.D. TIP-chip reveals that interspersed repeats are major structural variants in the human genome
AeRyon Kim, Ph.D. Research Fellow Immunology Scheherazade Sadegh-Nasseri, Ph.D. T cell epitopes derived from autoantigens are selected differently than those from exogenous antigens
Cheryl Koh, B.S. Graduate Student Urologic Pathology Angelo M. DeMarzo, M.D., Ph.D. EZH2 is a target of the MYC-repressed miR-26a in prostate cancer
Kristen Rennoll-Bankert, B.S. Graduate Student Microbiology J. Stephen Dumler, M.D. Anaplasma phagocytophilum AnkA binds AT-rich promoter regions in its control of CYBB transcription
Brian Simons, D.V.M. Graduate Student Genitourinary Pathology David M. Berman, M.D., Ph.D. A Functional Requirement for the Oncogene Beta-Catenin in Murine Prostate Development
Yuan Tian, Ph.D. Research Fellow Clinical Chemistry Hui Zhang, Ph.D. Identification of Tumor-Specific Proteins in Plasma
Kai Lee Yap, B.Sc. Graduate Student GYN Pathology Ie Ming Shih, M.D., Ph.D. Complex formation of NAC1 and PFN1 is essential for an effective cytokinesis in cancer cells
Tong T. Zhang, B.S. Graduate Student Immunology T.C. Wu, M.D., Ph.D. An innovative strategy to enhance cross-presentation in dendritic cell-based vaccines

Excellence in CLINICAL RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Justin Bishop, M.D. Housestaff Surgical Pathology William H. Westra, M.D. HPV Analysis in Distinguishing Second Primary Tumors from Lung Metastases in Patients with Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Fellow GI/Liver Pathology Elizabeth A. Montgomery, M.D. Endoscopic Treatment is Safe and Effective for High-Grade Dysplasia in Barrett's Esophagus
Safia Salaria, M.D. Housestaff GI/Liver Pathology Elizabeth A. Montgomery, M.D. Sessile Serrated Adenomas: High Risk Adenomas?
Andrea Subhawong, M.D. Housestaff Surgical Pathology Hind Nassar, M.D. Incidental minimal atypical lobular hyperplasia on core needle biopsy: correlation with findings on follow-up excision.
Rui Zheng, M.D., Ph.D. Housestaff Cytopathology Qing Kay Li, M.D., Ph.D. EBUS-TBNA Cytology of PET Positive verse PET Negative Lymph Nodes. A Retrospective Study with Histology Correlation.

Excellence in TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Laura Asnaghi, Ph.D. Research Fellow Neuropathology Charles G. Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D. Notch Signaling: a New Potential Target in the Treatment of Uveal Melanoma
Vivian W. Chow, Ph.D. Research Fellow Neuropathology Philip C. Wong, Ph.D. Modeling an Anti-Amyloid Combination Therapy for Alzheimer's
Karisa Schreck, B.S. Graduate Student Neuropathology Charles G. Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D. Notch modulates Hedgehog signaling in glioblastoma: A potential mechanism of therapeutic resistance
Karen Sfanos, Ph.D. Research Fellow Urologic Pathology Angelo M. DeMarzo, M.D., Ph.D. Failure to Detect Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus (XMRV) in Human Prostate Cancer
Yi Zhong, M.D., Ph.D. Research Fellow GI/Liver Pathology Chris A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, M.D., Ph.D. GATA6 is an Activator of Canonical Wnt Signaling Pathway in Pancreatic Cancer