Research Day 2007

Our Second Annual Pathology Research Day held on October 9, 2007 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 six research posters were also displayed throughout the day. The day was a success and the department will be planning to have the Third Annual Pathology Research Day in 2008.

Presentation Speakers and Titles (In order of presentation):

Aaron Bossler, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor - Utility of 16S rDNA Sequencing for Bacterial Species Identification

Annette Schlueter, MD, PhD, Associate Professor - Chronic ethanol feeding alters multiple aspects of dendritic cells' ability to promote immunity

Elizabeth Manion, MD, Resident - Mandatory Second Opinion in Surgical Pathology Referral Material: Clinical Consequences of Major Disagreements

Sachiyo Iwashita, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow - Regulation of the DDB2 gene by the tumor suppressor p53

Prajwal Gurung, MS, Graduate Student - TLR agonist treatment abrogates antigen specific CD8+ T cell responses after Listeria inoculation

Hasem Habelhah, PhD, Assistant Professor - TRAF2 modulates basal and inducible NF-kB activity

Plenary Presentation:

Stephen J. Galli, M.D.
Chair, Department of Pathology
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

The Mast Cell Paradox: Mast Cells as Positive and Negative Regulators of Inflammation and Immunity

Robert Robinson, MD, PhD, Professor - Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma and Cytokeratin 5 Expression

Fiorenza Ianzini, PhD, Assistant Professor - A Subpopulation of Cells Undergoing Radiation-Induced Mitotic Catastrophe Escape Death by Initiating Serial Reduction Divisions: a Mechanism for Tumor Resistance, Tumor Progression and Tumor Development?

Sam Messer, MPH, Research Assistant III - Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors: Potential Role in Antifungal Therapy?