2015 Pathology Young Investigators' Day Awards


17th ANNUAL DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY YOUNG INVESTIGATORS' DAY
March 30, 2015

Top Three Presenters in their Category
Basic: Jonathan Ling, B.S.
Clinical: Lisa Rooper, M.D.
Translational: Harpreet Kaur, Ph.D.
Excellence in BASIC RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title
Jonathan Ling, B.S. Graduate Student - Pathobiology Neuropathology Philip Wong, Ph.D. TDP-43's Function as a Novel Splicing Factor is Compromised in ALS-FTD
Wei-Wen Teo, B.S. Graduate Student - Pathobiology Oncology Saraswati Sukumar, Ph.D. HOXA5, a cell fate transition regulator, impedes tumor initiation and progression in breast cancer
Lindsay Horvath, Ph.D. Research Fellow Hematolgic Pathology Kathy Burns, M.D., Ph.D. Alu insertion variants may confer disease risk
Chih-Ping Mao, B.S. GYN Pathology Graduate Student - Immunology TC Wu, M.D., Ph.D. Programmed self-assembly of a peptide-MHC dynamic anchor for antigen-specific immune modulation
Martin Samuel Taylor Medical Student Hematolgic Pathology Kathy Burns, M.D., Ph.D. LINE-1 encoded proteins have distinct nuclear and cytoplasmic interactors
Nicola Diny, M.S. Graduate Student - Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Immunopathology Noel R. Rose, M.D., Ph.D. Eosinophils and IL-4: Essential Drivers of Inflammatory Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Aneesh Donde, B.S. Graduate Student - Neuroscience Neuropathology Philip Wong, Ph.D. Deletion of Neuronal Tdp-43 in ALS-FTD Models Promotes Neurodegeneration by Imparing Autophagy
Jing Chen, Ph.D. Research Fellow Clinical Chemistry Hui Zhang, Ph.D. SWATH Analysis Identified Peptidases Associated with Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness
Gretchen Hubbard, Ph.D. Research Fellow Kidney/GU Pathology Karen Sfanos, M.S., Ph.D. Histopathologic and Gene Expression Analysis in Mouse Models of Long-Term Chronic Prostatic Inflammation Using Human Prostate Cancer-Derived Bacterial Isolates
Manabu Natsumeda, M.D., Ph.D. Research Fellow Neuropathology Charles Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D. Induction of autophagy in gliomas following pharmacological Notch blockade
Joshua Wang, Ph.D. Graduate Student - Pathobiology GYN Pathology Richard Roden, Ph.D. Immunologic control of Mouse Papillomavirus 1 (MusPV1/MmuPV1)
Excellence in CLINICAL RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title
Lisa Rooper, M.D. Housestaff Surgical Pathology William H. Westra, M.D. Transcriptionally Active Human Papillomavirus is Detected By RNA In Situ Hybridization in Most Discordant Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinomas that are P16 Positive by Immunohistochemistry but High Risk HPV Negative by DNA In Situ Hybridization
Yihong Wang, M.D. Research Fellow GYN Pathology Robert J. Kurman, M.D.
and
Ie Ming Shih, M.D., Ph.D.
One clone, two mask. Composite ovarian mucinous neoplasm and Brenner tumors
Chris Crutchfield, Ph.D. Clinical Fellow Clinical Chemistry Lori Sokoll, Ph.D. Development of a Computer Program for Exploring Large Quality Assurance Datasets
Derek Allison, M.D. Housestaff Cytopathology Qing Kay Li, M.D., Ph.D. Combining the Most Commonly Used Immunomarkers-TTF-1, Napsin A, CK7, CK5/6, and P63-in the Subclassification of Primary and Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC) A Retrospective Study of 246 Fine Needle Aspiration Cases
Rebecca Asch-Kendrick, M.D. Housestaff Surgical Pathology Ashley M. Cimino-Mathews, M.D. MDM2 Labeling I Seen In a Subset of Fat-Predominant Angiomyolipomas: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall
Genevieve M. Crane, M.D., Ph.D. Housestaff Surgical Pathology Amy Duffield, M.D., Ph.D. CNS lymphoproliferative disease, mycophenolate and calcineurin inhibitor usage
Liz Thompson, M.D., Ph.D. Housestaff Surgical Pathology Justin Bishop, M.D. HPV-Related Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
Nuntra Suwantarat, M.D. Research Fellow Medical Microbiology Karen C. Carroll, M.D. Identification of Corynebacterium spp. and Other Medically Relevant Coryneform-Like Bacteria by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry
Excellence in TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
Presenter Title Division Senior Author Poster Title
Harpreet Kaur, Ph.D. Research Fellow Neuropathology Charles Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D. Disrupting the epigenetic modifier HMGA2 in DIPG and GBM inhibits tumor invasion, growth and tumorigenicity
Allison Hanaford, B.S. Graduate Student - Pathobiology Neuropathology Charles Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D. Pathway analysis of a human neural stem cell model of aggressive medulloblastoma reveals CKD inbhibition as a potential therapeutic modality
Alexis Norris, B.S. Graduate Student - Cellular & Molecular Medicine GI Pathology James R. Eshleman, M.D., Ph.D. TransFlip mutations are a common mechanism of tumor suppressor gene inactivation
Ankit Saxena, Ph.D. Research Fellow Immunopathology Abdel Rahim A. Hamad, D.V.M., Ph.D. FasL-expressing B cells are major players in type 1 diabetes
Shadi Eshghi, B.Sc. Graduate Student - Biomedical Engineering Clinical Chemistry Hui Zhang, Ph.D. GPQuest: A spectral library matching algorithm for site-specific assignment of tandem mass spectra to intact N-glycopeptides
Kerstin Braunstein, Ph.D. Research Fellow Neuropathology Philip Wong, Ph.D.
and
Tong Li, Ph.D.
ΑΒ Amyloidosis stimulates development of tau pathologies in a new Alzheimer's mouse model
Katherine LaClair, B.S. Graduate Student - Cellular & Molecular Medicine Neuropathology Philip Wong, Ph.D. Determining the Role of TDP-43 in Alzheimer's Disease.
Avi Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D. Clinical Fellow Kidney/GU Pathology Lois Arend, M.D., Ph.D. A Do-It-Yourself, High-Throughput Microdissection System For Improving NGS Data
Anne Macgregor-Das, Ph.D. Research Fellow GI Liver Pathology Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, M.D., Ph.D. Cell-Autonomous and Non-Autonomous Roles for TGF-beta Signaling in Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis
Weijie Poh, B.S. Graduate Student - Pathobiology Oncology James G. Herman, M.D. BRCA1 Promoter Methylation is Associated with Homologous Recombination Repair Defects and Elevated miR-155 in Myeloid Malignancies
Ajay Vaghasia, B.S. Laboratory Technician Oncology Angelo DeMarzo, M.D., Ph.D.
and
Vasan Yegnasubramanian, M.D., Ph.D.
Predictive gene expression differences associated with prostate cancer recurrence and extremes of response to androgen deprivation therapy for metastatic prostate cancer