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Pathology Notables

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”.

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”.

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”.

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 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/


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

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”.

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.

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

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”.

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)”.

Departmental Event Schedules

Oct 30 2014 8:00AM Autopsy Gross Organ Review Conference Louis Dehner, M.D. - Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor, West Building

Oct 30 2014 10:00AM Block 2 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. / Michael Lippmann, M.D. - Large Group Interactive Cae Studies Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Oct 30 2014 12:00PM *Laboratory and Genomic Medicine Grand Rounds Guest Speaker, Cynthia Morton, PhD "Lessons About Our Genome from Balanced Chromosome Rearrangements" Center for Advanced Medicine, 3rd Floor, Farrell Conference Center, Room 2

Oct 30 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Oct 31 2014 8:00AM *Anatomic and Molecular Pathology Conference No Conference 3rd Floor Classroom, Peters Building

Oct 31 2014 10:30AM Hematopathology Consensus Conference BJCIH Building, Conference Room 5829

Oct 31 2014 2:00PM Autopsy Gross Sign Out Conference Autopsy Suite, 1st Floor West Building

Oct 31 2014 4:00PM Immunology Work In Progress (WIP) Matthew Gorman, Host / Veronika Redmann (Virgin) / Carlos Briseno (Murphy) / Gerard Kaiko (Stappenbeck) - Childrens Hospital, 3rd Floor Auditorium

Nov 3 2014 8:00AM Block 2 Pathology Course Erika Crouch, M.D., Ph.D. - Path Exam: Cardio, Pulm, Renal Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Nov 3 2014 4:15PM *Immunology Seminar Series Dr. Andrew Macpherson, University of Bern, Switzerland - Stratification of Microbiota in the Intestine EPNEC - Main Auditorium

Nov 4 2014 12:00PM *LGM Case Conference Andy Hsi, MD/Anne Marie Amacher, MD TBD West Building, 3rd Floor, Path Library, Room 3723

Nov 6 2014 12:00PM *Laboratory and Genomic Medicine Grand Rounds Bevan Tandon, MD TBD McDonnell Sciences Building, Erlanger Auditorium

Nov 7 2014 1:00PM Clinical Chemistry Journal Club Christopher Metts, MD TBD Barnes-Jewish Hospital Service Building, 2nd Floor, Classroom B

Nov 7 2014 4:00PM Immunology Work In Progress (WIP) Gerard Kaiko, Host / Takashi Ebihara (Yokoyama) / Stoyan Ivanov (Randolph) - Childrens Hospital, 3rd Floor Auditorium

Nov 10 2014 4:15PM *Immunology Seminar Series Dr. Mark Shlomchik - Heterogeneity of B cell responses: the Long and short of It Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Connor Auditorium

Nov 11 2014 12:00PM *LGM Case Conference Jalal Jalaly, MD TBE West Building, 3rd Floor, Path Library, Room 3723