Research Day 2010

John W. Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB)
Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility (MERF)
EMRB Atrium and 2117 MERF

Our Fifth Annual Pathology Research Day held on October 19, 2010 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): 

 Leslie Bruch, M.D., Associate Professor - Surgical Pathology Competency Assessment Using Virtual Slides

Sophie Arbefeville, M.D., Molecular Pathology Fellow - Genetic Relatedness of Methicillin Susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) Isolates Detected by the GeneXpert MRSA Assay

Vlad Badovinac, Ph.D., Assistant Professor  - The Longevity of Memory CD8 T Cell Responses

 Sean Martin, B.A., Research Assistant II  - Bcl-2 Blocks Cell Death but Increases Oxidative Stress in SOD2 Deficient Thymocytes

 Michael Henry, Ph.D. , Associate Professor - Slow disease progression in a C57BL/6 Pten-deficient mouse model of prostate cancer  

Sabrina Scroggins, Graduate Student - Generation of Regulatory Dendritic Cells As Therapy For Acute Graft-versus-Host Disease

Dennis Firchau, M.D., Assistant Professor  - Primary Intimal Angiosarcomas

Plenary Presentation:

Peter Jensen, M.D., Professor
Professor and Chairman of the 
Department of Pathology at the 
University of Utah

Antigen Processing: How T cells see the world