Please join us for our 2017 Annual Research Symposium!

September 7, 2017, 8:55 am – 2:00 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 feature both oral and poster presentations by researchers in the department, and guest speakers.

The schedule of events is below. A printed program will be available at the symposium. A downloadable electronic program is available here.

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: Sabri Abdelwahab

Identifying Drivers of SCCOHT Tumorigenesis Following BRG1 Loss by Integrative ATAC/RNA-seq
Krystal A. Orlando, Jessica D. Lang, William P.D. Hendricks, Jeffrey M. Trent, Bernard E. Weissman

Plasma-, But Not Platelet-factor XIII Promotes Red Blood Cell Retention in Contracted Clots and Mediates Clot Size During Venous Thrombosis
Sravya Kattula, James R. Byrnes, Sara M. Martin, Brian C. Cooley, Matthew J. Flick, Alisa S. Wolberg

Detecting Autoreactive CD4+ T Cells and Pathogenic Epitopes in Patients with MPO-ANCA Vasculitis
Katherine G. Stember, Jacob J. Hess, Candace D. Henderson, Susan L. Hogan, Yichun Hu, Simon A. Mallal, Bjoern Peters, J. Charles Jennette, Ronald J. Falk, Dominic J. Ciavatta, Meghan E. Free

Type II Inflammation and Airway Mucosal Dynamics
Bethany Batson, Giorgia Radicioni, Jerome Carpenter, Yuanli Li, Mehmet Kesimer

A Population of Oral Epithelial Label-retaining Cells Resides in a Discrete Niche in Palatal Rugae Ridges
Kevin M. Byrd, Jeet Patel, Scott Williams

Non-targeted Metabolomics Identifies Exercise-induced Cardioprotective Metabolic Pathways That Negate Ischemia Reperfusion Injury
Traci L. Parry, Joseph W. Starnes, Amro Ilaiwy, James R. Bain, Mike J. Muehlbauer, Aubree Honcoop, Christopher B. Newgard, Peter Christopher, Monte S. Willis

11:00-11:15 Break and Refreshments

11:15-12:30 Keynote Presentation
Moderator: Rachel Dee

Gene Dosage Experiments: How Mouse Genetics Can Model Human Disease
Kathleen Caron, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, UNC McAllister Heart Institute, University of North Carolina School of Medicine


12:30-2:00 Poster Sessions, Lunch, and Refreshments

12:30-1:15 Presentation of odd-numbered posters
1:15-2:00 Presentation of even-numbered posters

Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program