2013 Pathology Young Investigators' Day Awards


15th ANNUAL DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY YOUNG INVESTIGATORS' DAY
April 5, 2013

Congratulations to the Award Recipients
Basic: Teraneh Zarififar Jhaveri
Clinical: Mark Samols, M.D., Ph.D.
Translational: Ruey-Shyang Soong, M.D.
Excellence in BASIC RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Yu-Min Chuang, M.D., Ph.D. Graduate Student Infectious Diseases Petros C. Karakousis, M.D. Inorganic Polyphosphate Contributes to Antibiotic Tolerance, Growth Restriction And Virulence in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Bin Guan, Ph.D. Research Fellow GYN Pathology Ie-Ming Shih, M.D., Ph.D. Arid1a loss in collaboration with PI3K pathway activation leads to ovarian tumorigenesis in mouse
Teraneh Zarififar Jhaveri Graduate Student Molecular Pathology Edward W. Gabrielson, M.D. AMPK regulates HER2/EGFR activity in HER2-positive breast cancer
Jillian Legault, M.S. Research Fellow Immunology Noel Rose, M.D., Ph.D. IL6 promotes the progression of experimental autoimmune myocarditis to dilated cardiomyopathy
Quan M. Nhu, M.D., Ph.D. Research Fellow Immunology Daniela Cihakova, M.D., Ph.D. Angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonism ameliorates experimental autoimmune myocarditis: novel immunomodulatory functions
Punit Shah, Ph.D. Research Fellow Clinical Chemistry Hui Zhang, Ph.D. Solid Phase Labeling of Sialylated Glycans for Quantitative Analysis
Stefani Thomas, Ph.D. Research Fellow Clinical Chemistry Hui Zhang, Ph.D. & Robert J. Cotter, Ph.D. Quantitative proteomic analysis of ubiquitin-modified tissue proteins
Jun Yu, M.D., Ph.D. Research Fellow GI/Liver Pathology Michael Goggins, M.D. MicroRNA alterations of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasias

Excellence in CLINICAL RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Carla Ellis, M.D., M.S. Clinical Fellow Kidney/GU Pathology Jonathan I. Epstein, M.D. GATA-3 Is A Useful Marker For Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma Of The Urinary Bladder
Thomas Gniadek, M.D., Ph.D. Housestaff Cytopathology Qing Kay Li, M.D., Ph.D. Correlation of Tumor Cell Percentage and Absolute Cell Count with EGFR and KRAS Analyses using Cytological Specimens. A retrospective study of 118 cases.
Cheng-Ying Ho, M.D., Ph.D. Housestaff Neuropathology Fausto J. Rodriguez, M.D. Genetic Profiling by Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism-Based Array Analysis Defines Three Molecularly and Clinically Distinct Subtypes of Orbital Meningiomas
Monica Pagano, M.D. Clinical Fellow Transfusion Medicine Karen E. King, M.D. Efficacy of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange for Treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome
Justin Poling, M.D. Housestaff Immunology Peter B. Illei, M.D. Neoplasms in Lung Explants: A Retrospective Review of 311 Consecutive Orthotopic Lung Transplants
Lisa Rooper, M.D. Housestaff Autopsy Pathology Elizabeth C. Burton, M.D. Postmortem Assessment of Polysplenia and Asplenia Syndromes: What Can Complex Congenital Anomalies Say About Autopsy Quality?
Mark Samols, M.D., Ph.D. Housestaff Surgical Pathology Amy S. Duffield, M.D., Ph.D. Tumor-Associated Inflammatory Cells in post-Transplant, Relapsed Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma may be Recruited by Hodgkin/Reed-Sternberg Cells
Gang Zheng, M.D. Clinical Fellow Hematologic Pathology Amy S. Duffield, M.D., Ph.D. Positron Emission Tomography Reliably Distinguishes Aggressive But Not Low Grade Lymphomas from Reactive Lymph Nodes

Excellence in TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title (pdf)
Jacqueline Brosnan, B.A. Graduate Student GI/Liver Pathology Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, M.D., Ph.D. SMAD6 upregulation provides an alternative mechanism for BMP inactivation in SMAD4 wild type pancreatic cancers
Saniya Fayzullina, B.S. Graduate Student Neuropathology Lee J. Martin, Ph.D. SMA skeletal muscles in primary cell culture have normal morphology and growth and normal response to DNA damage
Berrak Gumuskaya, M.D. Research Fellow Kidney/GU Pathology Angelo M. De Marzo. M.D., Ph.D. Assessing the order of critical alterations in prostate cancer development and progression by IHC: further evidence that PTEN loss occurs subsequent to ERG gene fusion
Christopher Heaphy, Ph.D. Research Fellow GU Pathology Alan K. Meeker, Ph.D. The ALT phenotype with associated ATRX/DAXX alterations define a novel molecular subclass of lethal metastatic disease
Chaoxin Hu, Ph.D. Research Fellow GI/Liver Pathology Anirban Maitra, M.D., Ph.D. Combination of cyclin-dependent kinase and Akt or Erk inhibitors dramatically inhibits pancreatic tumor growth and metastases in patient-derived orthotopic xenograft models
Sarah Karram, M.D. Housestaff Surgical Pathology Jonathan I. Epstein, M.D. Idiopathic Granulomatous Orchitis: Morphology and Relationship to IgG-4 Disease
Kah Suan Lim, B.Sc. Graduate Student Neuropathology Charles G. Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D. & Eli E. Bar, Ph.D. Silencing MCT4 inhibits GBM growth, HIF response and CD133-positive fraction in a lactate-independent fashion
Samantha Semenkow, B.S. Graduate Student Neuropathology Charles G. Eberhart, M.D. mTOR Blockade Decreases Protein Levels of Hes1 Suggesting a Novel Mechanism of Cross-talk between the Notch and mTOR Pathways
Ruey-Shyang Soong, M.D. Research Fellow GYN Pathology T.-C. Wu , M.P.H., Ph.D. Repeated Co-stimulation with CD40-CD40 Ligand Pathway Enhances the Avidity of P53-Specifc CD8+ T Cells Leading to Better Tumor Control
Meng Su, B.S. Graduate Student Oncology Richard J. Jones, M.D. & Gabriel Ghiaur, M.D., Ph.D. Bone marrow stroma protects AML from the pro-differentiation effects of retinoic acid via expression cytochrome P450.
Joshua Wang, B.Sc. Graduate Student GYN Pathology Richard B.S. Roden, Ph.D. Improving the HPV Pseudovirus Neutralization Assay as an in vitro correlate of protection by using furin pre-cleaved virus