Pathology Resident Profiles - 2011-2012

Chief Residents

Erin Carney, M.D.
Erin Carney, M.D.

Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Interests in Pathology: Forensic Pathology


Laura DeLong Wood, M.D., Ph.D.
Laura DeLong Wood, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School: The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Interests in Pathology: GI pathology, Molecular pathology

Selected Publications:

  • Wood LD, Parsons DW, Jones S, Lin J, Sjöblom T, et al. 2007. The genomic landscapes of human breast and colorectal cancers. Science. 318:1108-13.
  • Sjöblom T, Jones S, Wood LD, Parsons DW, et al. 2006. The consensus coding sequences of human breast and colorectal cancers. Science. 314:268-74.



PGY-4

David Baewer, M.D., Ph.D.
David Baewer, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Interests in Pathology: Gastrointestinal Pathology

Selected Publications:

  • Baewer DV, van Dyke JM, Bain JL, Riley DA. 2008. Stretch reduces central core lesions and calcium build-up in tenotomized soleus. Muscle Nerve. 38:1563-71.
  • Baewer DV, Hoffman M, Romatowski JG, Bain JL, Fitts RH, Riley DA. 2004. Passive stretch inhibits central corelike lesion formation in the soleus muscles of hindlimb-suspended unloaded rats. J Appl Physiol. 97:930-4.


Ashley Cimino, M.D.
Ashley Cimino, M.D.

Medical School: Cornell University
Interests in Pathology: Surgical pathology

Selected Publications:

  • Cimino A, Halushka M, Illei P, Wu X, Sukumar S, Argani P. Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is overexpressed in breast cancer metastases. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. In Press.
  • Cimino A, Ali SZ. Giardia intestinalis on anal PAP of an HIV-positive male. Diagn Cytopathol. In Press.


Hillary Elwood, M.D.
Hillary Elwood, M.D.

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh



Baojin Fu, M.D., Ph.D.
Baojin Fu, M.D.

Medical School: Henan Medical University
Interests in Pathology: GI Pathology

Selected Publications:

  • Fu B, Luo M, Lakkur S, Lucito R, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA. 2008. Frequent genomic copy number gain and overexpression of GATA-6 in pancreatic carcinoma. Cancer Biol Ther. 7:1593-601.
  • Fu B, Guo M, Wang S, Campagna D, Luo M, Herman JG, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA. 2007. Evaluation of GATA-4 and GATA-5 methylation profiles in human pancreatic cancers indicate promoter methylation patterns distinct from other human tumor types. Cancer Biol Ther. 6:1546-52.


Matthew Karafin, M.D.
Matthew Karafin, M.D.

Medical School: The University of Iowa
Interests in Pathology: Transfusion Medicine



Gloria Lewis, M.D.
Gloria Lewis, M.D.
Medical School: George Washington University



Zina Meriden, M.D.
Zina Meriden, M.D.

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Interests in Pathology: Gastrointestinal and liver Pathology

Selected Publications:

  • Meriden Z , Forde KA, Pasha TL, Hui JJ, Reddy KR, Furth EE, and Wells RG. Histologic Predictors of Fibrosis Progression in Liver Allografts in Patients with Hepatitis C Virus
  • Infection. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. In Press.

Matthew Olson, M.D.
Matthew Olson, M.D.

Medical School: George Washington University
Interests in Pathology: Clinical Chemistry, Bioinformatics

Selected Publications:

  • Olson MT and Yergey AL. 2009. Calculation of the Isotope Cluster for Polypeptides by Probability Grouping. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 20:295-302.
  • Olson MT, Blank PS, Sackett DL, and Yergey AL. 2008. Evaluating Reproducibility and Similarity of Mass and Intensity Data in Complex Spectra - Applications to Tubulin. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 19:367-74.

Erika Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.
Erika Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: Cidade Universitaria Av Marechal Rondon S/N



Safia Salaria, M.D.
Safia Salaria, M.D.

Medical School: King Edward Medical University
Interests in Pathology: Gastrointestinal and Renal Pathology




PGY-3

Guoli Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Guoli Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: Jining Medical College
Interests in Pathology: AP/CP

Selected Publications:

  • Chen G, Zhou X, Nicolaou P, et al. 2008. A human polymorphism of protein phosphatase-1 inhibitor-1 is associated with attenuated contractile response of cardiomyocytes to beta-adrenergic stimulation. FASEB J. 22:1790-6.
  • Chen G, Liu P, Pattar GR, et al. 2006. Chromium activates glucose transporter 4 trafficking and enhances insulin-stimulated glucose transport in 3T3-L1 adipocytes via a cholesterol-dependent mechanism. Mol Endocrinol. 20:857-70.


Cheng-Ying (Cherry) Ho, M.D., Ph.D.
Cheng-Ying (Cherry) Ho, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School: National Taiwan University
Interests in Pathology: Neuropathology



Robert LeBlanc, M.D.
Robert LeBlanc, M.D.

Medical School: Cornell University



Chad McCall, M.D., Ph.D.
Chad McCall, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Interests in Pathology: Surgical pathology, molecular pathology, autopsy pathology

Selected Publications:

  • McCall CM, Miliani de Marval PL, Chastain PD, 2nd., Jackson SC, He YJ, Kotake Y, Cook JG, and Xiong Y. 2008. Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Vpr-binding protein VprBP, a WD40 protein associated with the DDB1-CUL4 E3 ubiquitin ligase, is essential for DNA replication and embryonic development. Mol Cell Biol. 28:5621-33.
  • Hu J, McCall CM, Ohta T, and Xiong Y. 2004. Targeted ubiquitination of CDT1 by the DDB1-CUL4A-ROC1 ligase in response to DNA damage. Nat Cell Biol. 6:1003-9.


Delicia Munfus-McCray, M.D., Ph.D.
Delicia Munfus-McCray, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Interests in Pathology: Hematopathology

Selected Publications:

  • Munfus DL, Menke DM. 2009. Case of severe serous fat atrophy. Mayo Clin Proc. 84:570.
  • Munfus DL, Haga CL, Burrows PD, Cooper MD. 2007. A conserved gene family encodes transmembrane proteins with fibronectin, immunoglobulin and leucine-rich repeat domains (FIGLER).BMC Biol. 5:36.


Nemanja Rodic, M.D., Ph.D.
Nemanja Rodic, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School: George Washington University
Interests in Pathology: Hematopathology, Molecular Pathology (Molecular Genetics)

Selected Publications:

  • Rodic N, Brower JV, Seki T, Jorgensen M, Fliess N, Yachnis AT, McCarrey JR, Oh SP, Terada N. 2007. Evolutionarily conserved mammalian adenine nucleotide translocase 4 is essential for spermatogenesis.. J Biol Chem. 282:29658-66.
  • Rodic N, Oka M, Hamazaki T, Murawski MR, Jorgensen M, Maatouk DM, Resnick JL, Li E, Terada N. 2005. DNA methylation is required for silencing of ant4, an adenine nucleotide translocase selectively expressed in mouse embryonic stem cells and germ cells. Stem Cells. 23:1314-23.


Mark Samols, M.D., Ph.D.
Mark Samols, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University

Selected Publications:

  • Samols MA, Skalsky RL, Maldonado AM, Riva A, Lopez MC, Baker HV, Renne R. 2007. Identification of cellular genes targeted by KSHV-encoded microRNAs. PLOS Pathog. 3: e65.
  • Samols MA, Hu J, Skalsky RL, Renne R. 2005. Cloning and identification of a microRNA cluster within the latency-associated region of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. J Virol. 79:9301-5.


Matthew Tilson, M.D.
Matthew Tilson, M.D.

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia



Christopher VandenBussche, M.D., Ph.D.
Christopher VandenBussche, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School: Georgetown University



Jeremy Vincent, M.D.
Jeremy Vincent, M.D.

Medical School: University of Tennessee
Interests in Pathology: Dermatopathology, GI pathology

Selected Publications:

  • Vincent J, Shan L, Brunzelle JS, Dussault I, Lin M, Ianculescu I, Sherman M, Forman BM, and Fernandez EJ. 2004. Structure of the Murine Constitutive Androstane Receptor Complexed to Androstenol: A Molecular Basis for Inverse Agonism. Mol Cell. 16:907-917.
  • Vincent J, Shan L, Fan M, Brunzelle JS, Forman BM, and Fernandez EJ. 2005. Crystallographic Analysis of Murine Constitutive Androstane Receptor Ligand-Binding Domain Complexed with 5-alpha-androst-16-en-3alpha-ol. Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 61:156-159.


Gang Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.
Gang Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School: Beijing Medical University
Interests in Pathology: Molecular pathology
Future Plans: Academic pathology

Selected Publications:

  • Zheng G, Schweiger MR, Martinez-Noel G, Zheng L, Smith JA, Harper JW, Howley PM. 2009. Brd4 regulation of papillomavirus protein E2 stability. J Virol. 83:8683-92.
  • Zheng G, Yang YC. 2005. Sumoylation and acetylation play opposite roles in the transactivation of PLAG1 and PLAGL2. J Biol Chem.280:40773-81.



PGY-2

Grzegorz Gurda
Grzegorz Gurda, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: University of Michigan
Interests in Pathology: GI Pathology, Informatics, Molecular Diagnostics
Future Plans: Academic Pathology

Selected Publications:

  • Gurda GT, Crozier SJ, Ji B, Ernst SA, Logsdon CD, Rothermel BA, Williams JA. Regulator of Calcineurin 1 (Rcan1) Controls Growth Plasticity of Adult Pancreas Gastroenterology. 2010 Aug;139(2):609-619.e6.
  • Gurda GT, Guo L, Lee SH, Molkentin JD, Williams JA. Cholecystokinin activates pancreatic calcineurin-NFAT signaling in vitro and in vivo Mol Biol Cell. 2008 Jan;19(1):198-206.
  • Gurda GT, Guo L, Ernst SA, Williams JA. Cholecystokinin (CCK)-driven pancreatic growth: the dynamic genetic program and identification of STAT signaling as a potential key mediator Physiological Genomics (Submitted)


Brittany Holmes
Brittany Holmes, M.D.
Medical School: Vanderbilt


David Nauen
David Nauen, M.D., Ph.D.
dwnauen@jhmi.edu
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Interests: Neuropathology



Justin Poling
Justin Poling, M.D.
jpoling4@jhmi.edu
Medical School: Vanderbilt
Interests: Surgical Pathology, Molecular Pathology
Future Plans: Academic Pathology

Selected Publications:

  • Poling JS, Hamid H, Holladay C, Cogan JD, Phillips JA III. Pharmacologic modulation of GH1 splicing. J Clin Endo and Metabolism. In press.
  • Kakani S, Poling JS, Yardeni T, et al. Characterization of the glomerulopathy in the Gne M712T mouse model which is partially rescued by supplementation with N-acetylmannosamine. J Am Soc Neph. In press.


Nathaniel Smith
Nathaniel Smith, M.D.
nsmith38@jhmi.edu
Medical School: Vanderbilt




PGY-1

Alexander S. Baras, M.D., Ph.D.
Alexander S. Baras, M.D., Ph.D.
baras@jhmi.edu
Medical School: University of Virginia
Interests in Pathology: Surgical Pathology, Molecular Pathology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology

Selected Publications:

  • Smith SC*, Baras AS*, Dancik G, Ru Y, Ding KF, Moskaluk CA, Fradet Y, Lehmann J, Stöckle M, Hartmann A, Lee JK, Theodorescu D. Lancet Oncol. 2011 Feb;12(2):137-43. Epub 2011 Jan 20. PMID: 21256081
  • Baras AS, Solomon A, Davidson R, Moskaluk CA. Loss of VOPP1 overexpression in squamous carcinoma cells induces apoptosis through oxidative cellular injury. Lab Invest. 2011 Apr 25. PMID: 21519330
  • Baras A, Moskaluk CA. Intracellular localization of GASP/ECOP/VOPP1. J Mol Histol. 2010 Apr;41(2-3):153-64. Epub 2010 Jun 23. PMID: 20571887


Jamal Carter, M.D.
Jamal Carter, M.D.
jcarte45@jhmi.edu
Medical School: University of Florida



Nathan Cuka, M.D.
Nathan Cuka, M.D.
ncuka1@jhmi.edu
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine



Whitney Green, M.D.
Whitney Green, M.D.
wgreen15@jhmi.edu
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Interests in Pathology: Surgical Pathology, GI Pathology



Doreen Nguyen,M.D.
Doreen Nguyen,M.D.
Medical School: University of California,San Diego



Scott  Robertson, M.D., Ph.D.
Scott Robertson, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: University of Michigan

Selected Publications:

  • Robertson S, Ishida-Takahashi R, Tawara I, Hu J, Patterson CM, Jones JC, Kulkarni RN, Myers MG Jr.Insufficiency of Janus kinase 2-autonomous leptin receptor signals for most physiologic leptin actions. Diabetes. 2010 Apr;59(4):782-90.
  • Robertson SA, Koleva RI, Argetsinger LS, Carter-Su C, Marto JA, Feener EP, Myers MG Jr. Regulation of Jak2 function by phosphorylation of Tyr317 and Tyr637 during cytokine signaling. Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Jun;29(12):3367-78.



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