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Research Day

HP Smith Conference Room (W256 GH)
John W. Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB) Atrium
Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility (2117 MERF)

Our Sixth Annual Pathology Research Day held on October 11, 2011 was a chance for Pathology's researchers to share their research topics, latest findings and knowledge about topics inherent to their daily work and career. The day included a full schedule of presenters covering a variety of research topics. Thirty two research posters were also displayed throughout the day.

Presentation Speakers and Titles (In order of presentation):

Alicia Olivier, D.V.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Altered endocrine pancreas function prior to parenchymal destruction in newborn cystic fibrosis ferrets

Joe Mitros, M.D., Surgical Pathology Fellow - Lipogranulomas, pigment, and hepatitis C

Marina Ivanovic, M.D., F.I.A.C., Associate Professor - MTA-1 as a prognostic factor for aggressive prostate cancer

Ken Blackwell, B.A., Research Associate - New mechanistic Insights in TNFα-induced NF-κB activation

Ann Simons-Burnett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Role of NOX4 in autophagy and IL6 expression in head and neck cancer cells

Huy Nguyen, M.S., Graduate Student  - Dystroglycan in cerebellar development and diseases

Adam Dupuy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor  - The adaptive immune system does not strongly suppress spontaneous tumors in a Sleeping Beauty model of cancer

Plenary Presentation:

Jonathan Braun, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Co-Director, Institute of Molecular Medicine
University of California at Los Angeles 

Reconsidering intestinal inflammation and cancer through the lens of Microbiome ecology