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Pathology Notables

Boris Calderon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology - , received a one-year $50,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Tracing the Ontogeny and Turnover Rate of Islet Resident Macrophages”.

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, - was elected co-chairman of Clinical Genome Resource Program (ClinGen) for Somatic Cancer, National Institutes of Health.

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, - was published on February 25, in Science Translational Medicine, for research on "Gut Microbes Targeted for Diagnosis, Treatment of Childhood Undernutrition". Featured in the Record. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/gut-microbes-targeted-for-diagnosis-treatment-of-childhood-undernutrition.aspx

Dr. Virgin - was featured in Outlook for research on "Possible Treatments Identified for Highly Contagious Stomach Virus". http://outlook.wustl.edu/2015/feb/stomach-virus

Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biomedical Engineering - , received a one-year $152,697 allocation award from the National Institutes of Health, entitled “Impact of Fecal Transplantation on Resistant Organism Carriage and the Resistome”.

Dr. Gordon - was awarded the King Faisal International Prize in Medicine. The annual prize, awarded by the King Faisal Foundation in Saudi Arabia, recognizes scientists whose research has major benefits to humanity. Featured in the Record. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Gordon-awarded-King-Faisal-International-Prize-in-Medicine.aspx

Steven Teitelbaum, M.D., Wilma and Roswell Messing Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, - received a five-year $1,677,500 renewal grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, entitled "Mechanisms of AVB3 Integrin Mediated Bone Resorption".

Maxim Artyomov, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Biomedical Engineering - , received a one-year $170,000 grant from Immuneering, Inc., entitled “Evaluation of Potention Effects of Targeted Knock-Outs on Cellular Phenotypes”.

Edward Pearce, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Medicine, and of Molecular Microbiology, - received a five-year $1,906,250 from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, entitled "Macrophage Fatty Acid Metabolism in Immunity to Helminths".

Herbert Virgin IV, M.D., Ph.D., Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair, Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, and of Medicine, - received a one-year $200,000 Synergy Award from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, entitled "Novel Role of Bacteriophages in IBD".

Thaddeus Stappenbeck, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Developmental Biology - , received a one and a half-year $202,529 contract from Genetech, entitled “IL-6 Intestinal Epithelial Repair after Injury”.

Robert Schreiber, Ph.D., Alumni Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Molecular Microbiology, and Director, Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs - , was featured in the record, “Vaccines May Make War on Cancer Personal”. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/27728.aspx

Ann Gronowski, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Medical Co-Director of Clinical Chemistry, - received the Distinguished Educator-Clinical Fellow Mentoring Award, Washington University School of Medicine, on February 18, 2015.

Steven Teitelbaum, M.D., the Wilma and Roswell Messing Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology - , was a recipient of the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award.

Dr. Teitelbaum - also received five-year $1,105,250 grant from Shriners Hospitals for Children, entitled "Regulating TNF Family Activity and Receptor Oligomerization to Treat Skeletal Diseases".

Dr. Kulkarni - was also appointed to the External Advisory Board at Cancer Genomics Program (CGP) at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada.

Gwendalyn Randolph, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Medicine, - received a two year $417,900 grant from the Midwest Strategic Pharma-Academic Research Consortium Awards Program (SPARC) – Industry, entitled “Vascular and Lymphatic Remodeling in Crohn's Disease”.

Joseph Corbo, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, of Genetics, and of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, - received a four-year $2,196,250 grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled "Converting Bipolar Cells Into Red-Shifted Optogenetic Sensors for Retinal Therapy".

Marco Colonna, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Robert Rock Belliveau, M.D. Professorship in Pathology, and Professor of Medicine, - received a one-year $100,000 grant from the Cure Alzheimer's Fund (CAF), entitled "The Role of TREML2 in Alzheimer's Disease".

Herbert Virgin IV, M.D., Ph.D., Edward Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair, Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and of Medicine - , received a one-year $200,000 grant from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation (Synergy Award), entitled “Novel Role of Bacteriophages in IBD”.

Leslie McIntosh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology - , was awarded the Amplify Partners Data and Analytics Fellowship. http://www.amplifypartners.com/fellowships/%20amplify-partners-data-analytics-fellowship/

Dr. Virgin and Thaddeus Stappenbeck, M.D., Ph.D., - Professor of Pathology and Immunology and of Developmental Biology, have shown that by studying mice, “Mothers can Pass a Trait to their Offspring through the DNA of Bacteria”. Featured in the Record. https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/mothers-can-pass-traits-to-offspring-through-bacterias-DNA.aspx

Dr. Corbo - also received a one-year $40,000 Internal - CRM Seed grant from the Development Biology Department, entitled "Elucidating the Genetic Relationship Between Neuropsychiatric Disease and Cognition".

Departmental Event Schedules

Apr 28 2015 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference No Conference 3rd Floor Classroom, Peters Building

Apr 28 2015 9:00AM Block 6 Pathology Course Marianna Ruzinova, M.D., Ph.D. - Hematopathology III: Plasma Cell Dyscrasias, Hodgkin Lymphoma, and T-cell Lymphomas Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Apr 28 2015 9:15AM Neuro Autopsy Surgical Rounds Classics in Neuropathology - Room 3822, 3rd Floor, West Building

Apr 28 2015 11:00AM Block 6 Pathology Course Marianna Ruzinova, M.D., Ph.D. - Hematopathology III: Plasma Cell Dyscrasias, Hodgkin Lymphoma, and T-cell Lymphomas (Large Group Interactive) Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Apr 28 2015 12:00PM *LGM Case Conference Anne Marie Amacher, M.D. / Chris Metts, M.D. - Molecular Pathology Library, 3rd Floor West Building, Room 3723

Apr 28 2015 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Apr 28 2015 4:00PM Hematopathology Lymphoma Conference NW Tower, 14th Floor

Apr 29 2015 8:00AM AMP Conference 1st Year Unknown Conference BJCIH, 3rd Floor, Room 3506

Apr 29 2015 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Path Conference 1st Year Residents Surgical Pathology Conference BJCIH Building, 5th Floor, Conference Room 5A

Apr 29 2015 9:15AM Neuro Micro Surgical Rounds Working Neuropathology Conference - Residents Room 3722, 3rd Floor, West Building

Apr 29 2015 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Apr 29 2015 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Apr 29 2015 3:00PM Breast Pathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 3204

Apr 30 2015 8:00AM Autopsy Gross Organ Review Conference Louis Dehner, M.D. - Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor, West Building

Apr 30 2015 9:00AM Block 6 Pathology Course Tu-Dung Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D. - Hematopathology IV: Spleen and Thymus: Structure, Function, and Pathology Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Apr 30 2015 9:30AM Block 6 Pathology Course Tu-Dung Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D. - Hematopathology IV: Spleen and Thymus: Structure, Function, and Pathology (Large Group Interactive) Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Apr 30 2015 12:00PM *Laboratory and Genomic Medicine Grand Rounds Jeffrey Papiernik, M.D. - Center for Advanced Medicine, 3rd Floor, Farrell Conference Center, Room 2

Apr 30 2015 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

May 1 2015 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Pathology Conference Danielle Carpenter, M.D. - PIPs 3rd Floor Classroom, Peters Building

May 1 2015 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

May 1 2015 1:00PM Block 6 Pathology Course Ian Hagemann, M.D., Ph.D. - Ovarian Tumors Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

May 1 2015 1:00PM Clinical Chemistry Journal Club Andy Hsi, M.D. - TBD Barnes-Jewish Hospital Service Building, 2nd Floor, Classroom B

May 1 2015 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

May 1 2015 4:00PM Immunology Work In Progress (WIP) Mariel Gindin, Host / Teresa Ai (Hsieh) / Kyle Austin (Diamond) - Childrens Hospital, 3rd Floor Auditorium

May 4 2015 1:00PM Block 6 Pathology Course Ian Hagemann, M.D., Ph.D./ Fellows - GYN Pathology lab Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, LTC 402A, 402B, 403A, 403B, 404A, 404B

May 4 2015 4:15PM *Immunology Seminar Series Deborah Lenschow, M.D., Ph.D., WUSM, Department of Internal Medicine - Rheumatology - TBA Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

May 6 2015 9:00AM Block 6 Pathology Course Jennifer Sehn, M.D. - Testicular Pathology Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

May 8 2015 4:00PM *Immunology Seminar Series Cancelled - AAI Meeting / New Orleans, LA

May 11 2015 9:00AM Block 6 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Pathy Exam: Hematopathology; Ob/Gyn Pathology Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium, LTC 211

May 11 2015 4:15PM *Immunology Seminar Series No Seminar - AAI