2015 Annual Research Symposium

Please join us for our 2015 Annual Research Symposium!

September 25, 2015, 8:55 am-4:30 pm
Bondurant Hall, room G100

The research symposium highlights the varied research conducted by graduate students, residents, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty of the department. It serves to introduce the department’s research activities to new trainees, and to promote scientific interactions and collaborations among researchers across the department and university. The symposium will include both oral and poster presentations by researchers in the department, and features presentations by several guest speakers in honor of Drs. Bagnell and Cordeiro-Stone, who are retiring from the faculty.

The schedule of events is below. A complete program with abstracts is available here. A printed program will be available at the symposium.


Schedule of Events:

8:55 Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
J. Charles Jennette, M.D., Brinkhous Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Chair

9:00-11:00 Oral Presentations by Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Moderator: Nicole Fleming

Factor XIIIa-dependent Retention of Red Blood Cells in Clots is Mediated by Fibrin α-chain Crosslinking
James R. Byrnes, Cédric Duval, Yiming Wang, Caroline E. Hansen, Byungwook Ahn, Micah J. Mooberry, Martha A. Clark, Jill M. Johnsen, Susan T. Lord, Wilbur Lam, Joost C. M. Meijers, Heyu Ni, Robert A. S. Ariëns, and Alisa S. Wolberg

Polarized Macrophages Induce Distinct Chemotherapeutic Responses in Basal-like and Luminal Breast Cancer Cells
Ashley M. Fuller, Rupninder Sandhu, Delisha A. Stewart, and Melissa A. Troester

The Role of Mllt4/Afadin in Establishing Polarity in Complex Mammalian Epithelia
Kendall J. Lough, Kevin M. Byrd, T. Anthony Curtis, and Scott E. Williams

Molecular Control of GRAF3 Catalytic Activity and Smooth Muscle Contractility
Rachel Dee, Xue Bai, Christopher P. Mack, and Joan M. Taylor

Purified DNA, but not Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs), Promote Contact Activation of Coagulation
Denis Noubouossie, Matthew Whelihan, Dougald M. Monroe, and Nigel S. Key.

Opening the Floodgates to Get a Sip of Water: Challenges of Whole Exome Sequencing Analysis as a Diagnostic Tool
Natasha T. Strande, Christopher Bizon, Jessica K. Booker, Ann Katherine Foreman, Ian G.F. King, Kristy Lee, Manyu Li, Mei Lu, Laura V. Milko, Julianne M. O'Daniel, Phillips Owen, Bradford Powell, Bryce Seifert, Dylan J. Young, Kirk Wilhelmsen, James P. Evans, Jonathan S. Berg, and Karen E. Weck

11:15-12:45 Poster Sessions, Lunch, and Refreshments
     11:15-12:00 Presentation of odd-numbered posters
     12:00-12:45 Presentation of even-numbered posters

Lectures Honoring Professor Marila Cordeiro-Stone
and Professor C. Robert Bagnell, Jr.

1:00 Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
William K. Kaufmann, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

1:10-2:00 The Interchromosomal Duplication of the Human HYDIN Gene
Norman A. Doggett, Ph.D., Team Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory

2:00-2:40 Connections Between DNA Replication and the Initiation of Chemical Carcinogenesis
David G. Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

2:40-3:10 Coffee Break

3:10-3:50 The Critical Role of Microscopic Morphology (and Expert Morphologists) in the Molecular Delineation of Cardiac Disease
Monte S. Willis, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

3:50-4:30 Newly-recognized Roles for Fibrinogen and Factor XIII in Coagulation
Alisa S. Wolberg, Ph.D., FAHA, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


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