Clinical Faculty Research Interests

Research Interests
Rosanna G. Abellar Placental pathology and human developmental anomalies
Bachir Alobeid
  1. Pathology of leukemia and lymphoma, and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders
  2. Normal precursor B-cells (hematogones) and leukemia in children
Ibrahim Batal

Pathology and pathophysiology of glomerular inflammation of the allograft

The role of dendritic cells shaping allograft rejection
Paulette Bernd The mechanisms underlying neuronal cell death in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Govind Bhagat
  1. Pathology and pathogenesis of lymphomas, especially the molecular alterations underlying immunosuppression associated lymphomas
  2. Pathology and immunology of celiac disease
Peter D. Canoll Mechanisms of glioma growth and invasion
Xiaowei Chen Fine needle aspiration biopsy of Pancreatic tumors
John P. Crapanzano

Cytomorphology of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases

Serge Cremers Clinical and translational pharmacokinetics of drugs as well as in biochemistry of metabolic bone diseases
Vivette D'Agati Mechanisms of glomerular injury in human forms and animal models of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, HIV-associated nephropathy and diabetic nephropathy
Piero Dalerba
  1. 1. Application of single-cell technologies for the analysis of tissue cell composition
  2. 2. Identification and clinical development of novel predictive biomarkers to guide therapeutic algorithm design in human colon and breast cancer
Claudia A. Doege Patient-specific hypothalamic neurons to elucidate human obesity
Phyllis L. Faust Pathogenesis of CNS defects in peroxisomal disorders
Ladan Fazlollahi Clinical and translational research projects in liver and gastrointestinal pathology, with a focus on molecular classification of pediatric liver tumors
Richard O. Francis Pathophysiological consequences of oxidative stress during red blood cell storage
Tatyana Gindin Development and use of theoretical biophysical and bioinformatics methodology to study the structural and energetic origins of protein-protein and protein-peptide interactions
James Goldman The regulation of differentiation and proliferation of CNS progenitor cells; glial pathology in neurological diseases
Abel A. Gonzalez Cytopathology, surgical pathology, gynecological pathology, NFkappaB transcription factors and Hsp90 proteins as prognostic markers and treatment targets
Daniel A. Green development, evaluation, and implementation of rapid infectious disease diagnostics, particularly related to molecular methodologies and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
Mehrvash Haghighi Specialized application of new information technology to optimize and extend laboratory operations, with paticular interest in advanced automation in Anatomic Pathology workflow
Diane Hamele-Bena Pathology of the breast and application of "whole brain" integrated learning techniques in medical education
Hanina Hibshoosh Molecular pathology of breast cancer
Eldad A. Hod Translational research focusing on the effect of modulating iron status on innate immune mechanisms
Susan J. Hsiao Molecular mechanisms and molecular diagnostics of tumors
Alina C. Iuga Inflammatory and neoplastic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract; histopathology of murine models of human disease with a focus on gastrointestinal inflammation and associated neoplasia
Vaidehi Jobanputra Clinical and translation research for constitutional disorders and cancer genetics
Stephen M. Lagana Translational research projects in gastrointestinal/liver pathology, particularly questions related to best practices in diagnostics as well as emerging theranostic markers in neoplasms
Michael Lee Neoplastic and inflammatory disorders of the liver, gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary tract
Jay Lefkowitch Pathology and pathogenesis of acute and chronic liver diseases, including viral hepatitis, biliary disease and liver cancer.
Brynn Levy Reproductive Genetics
Xiaolin Liu-Jarin Gynecologic diseases
Mahesh M. Mansukhani The pathology and mechanisms of GU cancer, and applications of molecular techniques to diagnosis
Charles Marboe The pathology and mechanisms of heart and lung allograft rejection and acceptance
Glen Markowitz The pathology of nephrotoxicity
Ali B. Naini Molecular pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and primary CoQ defeiciency
Kathleen M. O'Toole Correlation of histologic features of prostate carcinomas with their gene profiles and clinical behavior/outcome.
Alex J. Rai Personalized medicine, patient-tailored therapies, biomarkers, tumor markers, proteomics gene expression profiling, bioinformatics, multiplexed assays, pharmacogenetics, new technologies
Helen Remotti Pathogenesis of pancreatic cancer and pre-invasive pancreatic neoplasms
Kevin A. Roth Neurotransmitter and Neurotrophin Receptors and Cell Signaling
CNS Cancer Biology and Treatment
Neurodegeneration and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Dominick Santoriello Evaluation of renal biopsies (native kidney and allografts) using light microscopy, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy
Anjali Saqi Thoracic pathology with focus in cytopathology
Joseph Schwartz Novel applications of cell therapy and novel applications of therapeutic apheresis e.g. induction of accommodation in renal incompatible kidney transplant by suppression of recipient's preexisting antibodies
Antonia R. Sepulveda Gastrointestinal, Biliary and Pancreas Pathology-with integrated cancer molecular testing taking advantage of genomic and epigenomic technologies for personalized cancer management
Jorge L. Sepulveda Transcriptional regulation of cardiac function, clinical laboratory informatics, bioinformatics, personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics
Markus D. Siegelin
  1. Targeting apoptosis in glioblastoma.
  2. Identification of novel drug combination therapies for glioblastoma.
Anthony N. Sireci Developing process improvement plans in the laboratory setting to help deliver higher quality and more efficient care to our patients
Steven Spitalnik The biology of red blood cells
Michael B. Stokes
  1. Clinical-pathologic characteristics of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis variants
  2. Pathologic characteristics of acute rejection in pre-sensitized renal allograft recipients
Brie Alexandra Stotler Clinical Laboratory and Transfusion Medicine related research activities
Nicole Suciu-Foca Mechanism of allograft rejection and tolerance
Matthias Szabolcs Dissection of molecular signaling pathways using genetically engineered mouse models
Kurenai Tanji Molecular Pathology of Mitochondrial Disease
Andrew F. Teich Synaptic dysfunction in neurodegenerative disease, with an emphasis on Alzheimer's disease
Andrew T. Turk The histopathology and molecular genetic pathology of endocrine and head & neck diseases
Renu Kaur Virk Clinical and translational research which includes thyroid cancer particularly papillary thyroid carcinoma
Murty Vundavalli Molecular genetics of cervical cancer and male germ cell tumors
Patricia Wasserman All aspects of Cytopathology, especially thyroid disorders, head and neck neoplasms and cervical cancer diagnosis and management
Tilla S. Worgall Role of sphingolipids in cellular lipid metabolism
Fann Wu Molecular pathology of infectious diseases, with special interest in the development of new molecular assays for the detection, identification, and epidemiologic analysis of infectious microorganisms
Hui-Min Yang Neoplastic and inflammatory conditions of the GI tract, liver, and pancreatobiliary system, with emphasis on understanding molecular alterations and investigating possible molecular targets for therapeutic intervention in unusual neoplasms of the GI tract
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