American Society for Investigative Pathology, August 2013, Vol 5, No. 2

Have you recently completed any milestones in YOUR training or career? 

On behalf of the Committee for Career Development, Women and Minorities, we would like to invite you to submit your recent accomplishments to be featured in the ASIP Trainee Newsletter.

This “Trainee Milestones and Updates” page highlights honors/awards, grants/ fellowships, new jobs/promotions and publications of ASIP Trainee members, whether you're just beginning your academic career, or you're well on your way as a seasoned young investigator!

To submit an article or announcement for the next issue of the ASIP Trainee Newsletter, please email your article to Submissions are subject to review. Please include a digital photograph with your submission. 

ASIP Trainee Newsletter
Kari Nejak-Bowen 
Cindy Thomas-Charles

Jayne Reuben
Mark E. Sobel
Monte S. Willis

Trainee Milestones and Updates


Prince Awuah, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Laboratory of Molecular Biology


Congratulations to Dr. Awuah on his postdoctoral appointment in the laboratory of Dr. Ira Pastan, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD!


Vishakha Bhave, B. Pharm., PhD

Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy

Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Congratulations to Dr. Bhave on her recent faculty appointment at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine!


Regulation of Liver Growth by Glypican 3, CD81, Hedgehog, and Hhex.

Vishakha S. Bhave, Wendy Mars, Shashikiran Donthamsetty, Xiyue Zhang, Langzhu Tan, Jian-hua Luo, William C. Bowen, and George K. Michalopoulos.

From the Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Am J Pathol.2013 May 8. pii: S0002-9440(13)00270-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2013.03.013. [Epub ahead of print]


Angel Byrd

MD/PhD Candidate

Courtney Johnson

MD/PhD Candidate

Xian O'Brien

Graduate Student

Department of Surgical Research

Brown University


An extracellular matrix-based mechanism of rapid neutrophil extracellular trap formation in response to Candida albicans.

Byrd AS, O'Brien XM, Johnson CM, Lavigne LM, Reichner JS.

Division of Surgical Research, Department of Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA.

J Immunol. 2013 Apr 15;190(8):4136-48. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1202671. Epub 2013 Mar 15.

Feature on the Brown University website:


Kari Nejak-Bowen, MBA, PhD

Department of Pathology

University of Pittsburgh


Conditional genetic elimination of hepatocyte growth factor in mice compromises liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy.

Nejak-Bowen K, Orr A, Bowen WC Jr, Michalopoulos GK.

Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America.

PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e59836. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059836. Epub 2013 Mar 20.


Cindy Thomas-Charles

PhD Candidate

Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

SUNY at Stony Brook


FeoB-Mediated Uptake of Iron by Francisella tularensis.

Thomas-Charles CA, Zheng H, Palmer LE, Mena P, Thanassi DG, Furie MB.

Center for Infectious Diseases, Stony Brook University, Stony brook, NY 11790 USA

Infect Immun. 2013 May 28. [Epub ahead of print]