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Pathology Notables

Dr. Schreiber - also received the 10th Annual Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Washington University Postdoctoral Society. The award, which is in great recognition of Dr. Schreiber's dedication to mentoring postdocs, was presented on April 3, 2014, during the 10th Annual Postdoc Scientific Symposium.

Steven Teitelbaum, M.D., Messing Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Medicine, and Acting Chief, Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, and also a world renowned expert in bone biology and cytokines, - will receive Washington University’s 2014, Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award, at the Danforth Campus in Simon Auditorium, on December 6, and was featured in the Record. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/26872.aspx

Meredith Pittman, M.D., Co-Chief Resident in Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, and Craig Wilen, M.D., Ph.D., Resident in Laboratory Medicine, - won the Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award from the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS), which will be presented at the May 29-31 meeting in San Francisco, CA.

S. Joshua Swamidass, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biomedical Engineering, - was interviewed for the "People Behind the Science" podcast: http://www.peoplebehindthescience.com/dr-josh-swamidass/

Jeffrey Gordon, M.D., Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Developmental Biology and of Medicine, and Director, Center for Genome Sciences, - has been elected to the American Philosophical Society. Featured in the Record: https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/27023.aspx

Dr. Dantas - was also interviewed on the Food Chain Radio Show, Podcast #963, in a segment entitled “People vs. Pathogens.” http://metrofarm.com/assets/podcasts/2014-04-19_963bbacteria.mp3

Dr. Schreiber - was also featured in the Record about his new center called The Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs (CHiiPs). https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/26752.aspx

Emil Unanue, M.D., Paul and Ellen Lacy Professor of Pathology and Immunology, - received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Immunologists. The award is the organization’s highest honor. Featured in the Record: https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/27083.aspx.

won the 2014 Passano Foundation Award for his pioneering studies demonstrating how the trillions of microbes that live in the gut influence human health. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/26867.aspx - Jeffrey Gordon, M.D., Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Developmental Biology, and of Medicine, and Director, Center for Genome Sciences,

Herbert Virgin, M.D., Ph.D., Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair, Pathology and Immunology, and Professor of Molecular Microbiology and of Medicine, - received one-year $50,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, entitled “Microbiome Analysis in Lung Allograft Dysfunction (MALADy)”.

Dr. Burnham - also received the Ellis Benson Award at the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) meeting in San Francisco in May.

Erin Rubin, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Director of Pathology Consult Service, - coordinated the first St. Louis “See, Test & Treat”, a free mammogram, Pap smear and health fair program on April 12, at the Center for Advanced Medicine. Nurses, medical students, trainees and faculty of Washington University Physicians, Siteman Cancer Center, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital provided free cancer screenings to almost 100 women in need. Funded from a grant from the College of American Pathologists Foundation. https://pathologyservices.wustl.edu/node/106

Robert Schreiber, Ph.D., Alumni Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Molecular Microbiology, - was presented with the second annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, San Diego, California, April 5-9.

Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biomedical Engineering, - was interviewed on the Big Picture Science Radio Show in a segment entitled “Skeptic Check: Evolutionary Arms Race” http://www.bigpicturescience.org/episodes/Skeptic_Check_Evolutionary_Arms_Race

Dr. Virgin - also received a four-year $1,064,424 incoming subaward from Mass General Hospital, entitled “Inflammation and the Vaginal Metagenome in HIV Acquisition”.

Dr. Amarasinghe - also received a five-year $1,449,700 subaward from Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai (Basler), entitled “Therapeutics Targeting Filoviral Interferon-Antagonist and Replication Functions – Project 1”.

Gaya Amarasinghe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biochemisry and Molecular Biophysics, - received a five-year $2,205,336 subaward from Mt. Sinai (Basler), entitled “Mechanisms of Evasion of the Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses to Filoviruses”.

Andrey Shaw, M.D., Emil R. Unanue Professor of Immunobiology in Pathology and Immunology, HHMI Investigator in Pathology and Immunology, and Chief, Division of Immunobiology, - received a one-year $84,583 National Institutes of Health, Small Business Innovation Research subaward from Confluence Life Sciences, Inc., entitled “Development of TAK1 Inhibitors to Treat Pancreatic Cancer”.

Shashikant Kulkarni, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Genetics, and of Pediatrics, Head, Clinical Genomics of Genomics and Pathology Services, and Medical Director, Cytogenomics and Molecular Pathology, - received a honor award from the Centers for Disease Control and Agency for Toxic Subtstances and Disease Registry, US Department of Health and Human Services for his excellence in partnering in “Next Generation Sequencing- Standardization of Clinical Testing".

Carey-Ann Burnham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Pediatrics, and Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, - received a one-year, $58,750 grant from The Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation (BJHF) and the Washington University (WU) Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), entitled “Sequencing and Culture-Based Evaluation of Skin Flora Following Decolonization”.

Dr. Dantas - was also featured in the following:
  • the Nature journal podcast for his research on antibiotic resistance in soil bacteria. http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/index-2014-05-22.html
  • the National Institute of General Medical Sciences “Inside Life Sciences” article “On the Trail of Drug-Defying Superbugs”. http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/insidelifescience/on_the_trail_of_drug_defying_superbugs.html
  • the journal Nature in their Outlook feature “Microbiology: Resistance Fighters”.http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v509/n7498_supp/full/509S6a.html
  • the “People Behind the Science” podcast for his research on “It’s All About Communities when Studying Microbial Genomics and Exchanging Antibiotic Resistance”. http://www.peoplebehindthescience.com/dr-gautam-dantas/


Herbert Virgin IV, M.D., Ph.D., Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair, Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and of Medicine - received a 5-year $32,000,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, entitled “Autophagy Modulators as Novel Broad-Spectrum Anti-Infective Agents”. Featured in the Record. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/26891.aspx

Dr. Virgin - was also interviewed by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America on “Pathways to Cures: Game-changing IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Diseases) Research”. http://www.ccfa.org/research/current-research-studies/ibd-genetics-video.html

Ching-Cheng (Stan) Huang, Ph.D., Postdoc Research Associate in Immunobiology, - received a two-year $98,476 award from the American Heart Association, entitled “Role of Lipid Droplet Lipolysis in Alternative Macrophage Activation”.

Mathew Gubin, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Immunobiology, - received a three-year $164,500 grant from the Cancer Research Institute, entitled “Using Genomics to Identify Targets of Checkpoint Blockade Cancer Treatment and Identify Optimal Target Antigens for Vaccination”.

Bernd Zinselmeyer, Ph.D., Research Instructor in Pathology and Immunology, - received one-year $40,400 award from Washington University School of Medicine, which is supported by the Digestive Disease Research Core Center DDRCC grant P30DK52574, entitled “Intravital Imaging of Peritoneal Macrophages Contribution to Intestinal Health”.

Gwendalyn Randolph, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Medicine, - received a two-year $419,271 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Local Thermogenesis in Lymphatic Vessel/Node Function”.

Leslie McIntosh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Pathology and Immunology, and her colleagues - , was recently awarded, by the Office of the Provost, the first round of Bring Your Own Idea, entitled “Working Across Disciplines to Make Data More Meaningful”. Featured in the Record: https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/26709.aspx

Jonathan Heusel, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Genetics, - received three-year $29,912 grant from the National Institutes of Health, New Subaward from Children's Hospital Medical Center (Shaaban), entitled “The NK Cell Response to Prenatal Allotransplantation”.

Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biomedical Engineering, - was featured in the Record for research on “Soil Bacteria May Provide Clues to Curbing Antibiotic Resistance” as reported in the journal Nature. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/26955.aspx

Thaddeus Stappenbeck, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Developmental Biology, - received a one-year $152,000 MIST grant (Subcontract from Oregon Health and Science University) from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Human MAIT Cells in Airway Mucosal Immune Responses to Intracellular Infections”.

Departmental Event Schedules

Aug 29 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Pathology Conference Frances White, M.D. - Unknown - Pediatric Renal Tumors 3rd Floor Classroom, Peters Building

Aug 29 2014 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Aug 29 2014 11:00AM Block 1 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Neoplasia III: Invasion, Metastasis, and Clinical Presentations Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Aug 29 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Aug 29 2014 4:00PM Immunology Work In Progress (WIP) Canceled for the Summer, will resume in September

Sep 1 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference No Conference - Holiday 3rd Floor Classroom, Peters Building

Sep 1 2014 9:15AM Gross Neuropath Conference (Neuro) Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor, West Building

Sep 1 2014 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Sep 1 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Sep 1 2014 4:15PM *Immunology Seminar Series Canceled for the Summer

Sep 2 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference Erin Rubin, M.D. - Introduction into Kidney 3rd Floor Classroom, Peters Building

Sep 2 2014 9:15AM Neuro Autopsy Surgical Rounds Classics in Neuropathology - Room 3822, 3rd Floor, West Building

Sep 2 2014 11:00AM Block 1 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Neoplasia IV: Cancer Diagnosis, Grading and Staging Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Sep 2 2014 12:00PM *LGM Case Conference Carmen Perrino, Ph.D. / Bella Goyal, Ph.D. - Pathology Library, 3rd Floor West Building, Room 3723

Sep 2 2014 1:00PM Block 1 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Colon Cancer: A Paradigm of Surgical Pathology Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Sep 2 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Sep 2 2014 4:00PM Hematopathology Lymphoma Conference NW Tower, 14th Floor

Sep 3 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference 1st Year Residents Surgical Pathology Conference BJCIH Building, 5th Floor, Conference Room 5A

Sep 3 2014 8:00AM AMP Conference Surgical Pathology Fellows Conference - Professioinalism #1 3rd Floor, Peters Building - Sign Out Room

Sep 3 2014 9:15AM Breast Pathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Sep 3 2014 9:15AM Neuro Micro Surgical Rounds Working Neuropathology Conference - Residents Room 3722, 3rd Floor, West Building

Sep 3 2014 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Sep 3 2014 11:00AM Block 1 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Breast Pathology and Mammary Neoplasia - A Paradigm of Surgical Pathology Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Sep 3 2014 12:00PM AMP Conference Andras Schaffer, M.D., Ph.D. - Dermatopathology - Vascular Diseases 3rd Floor Classroom Peters Building

Sep 3 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Sep 4 2014 8:00AM Autopsy Gross Organ Review Conference Louis Dehner, M.D. - Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor, West Building

Sep 4 2014 12:00PM *Laboratory and Genomic Medicine Grand Rounds Vishwa Hucthagowder, Ph.D. - TBD Center for Advanced Medicine, 3rd Floor, Farrell Conference Center, Room 2

Sep 4 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Sep 5 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Pathology Conference Nabeel Yaseen, M.D., Ph.D. - Hematopathology Didatic Conference BJCIH Building, 5th Floor, HemePath Sign-Out Room

Sep 5 2014 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Sep 5 2014 1:00PM Clinical Chemistry Journal Club Craig Wilen, M.D., Ph.D. - TBD Barnes-Jewish Hospital Service Building, 2nd Floor, Classroom B

Sep 5 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Sep 5 2014 4:00PM Immunology Work In Progress (WIP) Gene Oltz, Ph.D or Ed Pearce, Ph.D., Host / Victor Cortez (Colonna) / Ching-Cheng Huang (Pearce) - Childrens Hospital - 3rd Floor Auditorium

Sep 8 2014 9:00AM Block 1 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - General Pathology Exam Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Sep 11 2014 8:00AM LGM Conference Melanie Yarbrough, PhD TBD Center for Advanced Medicine, 3rd Floor, Farrell Conference Center, Room 2