American Society for Investigative Pathology, February 2012, Vol 4, No. 1


Read the February 2012 issue of ASIP Pathways



ASIP Trainee Newsletter
Kari Nejak-Bowen
Cindy Thomas-Charles

Contributing Members
Christi Kolarcik
Rohan Manohar
Cecelia Yates

Jayne Reuben
Tara Sander
Mark E. Sobel


Welcome to the February 2012 Issue! We are pleased to welcome you to the 8th edition of the ASIP Trainee Newsletter cosponsored by the American Society for Investigative Pathology and the Committee for Career Development, Women and Minorities (CCDWM).

In this issue, we present a question and answer Feature article on Gary Pasternack, MD PhD, CEO of Asklepion Pharmaceuticals LLC.  Dr. Pasternack moved from academia at Johns Hopkins to being an entrepreneur in the private sector.  He provides excellent advice to those interested or considering an alternative career in industry. Recent accomplishments of trainees Prince Kwaku Awuah, Béla Horváth, Jacqueline Jones and Ravi Patel are showcased in the Trainee Milestone and Updates segment, while our Hot Off the AJP Press segment highlights the publications of trainees Dr. Bela Horvath and Dr. Ravi Mangal Patel. It is our aim to target the needs of our members and so, in this edition, you will also find a list of Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities along with other useful information.

The ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2012 to be held April 21-25, 2012 in San Diego, California, is fast approaching. Late-breaking abstracts are due February 23rd, so please refer to the Conference Date and Deadlines section for more information.  A lot of exciting events are planned for EB12.  Of particular interest, a Trainee Welcome Reception will be held on Saturday, April 21st, immediately following the Excellence in Science Award presentation at the Highlights: Graduate Student Research in Pathology Session.  Please join us for a fun and informal social gathering—it’s a great opportunity to network with old and new friends!  In addition, The Committee for Career Development, Women and Minorities has initiated a new Visiting Mentoring Corps.  The Visiting Mentor Corps consists of faculty, postdocs, and scientists with various interests that are willing to serve as mentors during the ASIP meeting in San Diego.  Please contact Tara Snethen at if you are interested in having a mentor at the meeting. 

As your new co-editors, our goal is to continue providing our trainee members with a resource for news and networking. Please contact us at with questions, comments, and updates on your accomplishments!

Cindy and Kari