American Society for Investigative Pathology, October 2009, Vol 1, No. 1

Have you recently completed your PhD dissertation?

Contact the ASIP Trainee Newsletter Co-Editors, Cecilia at cey4@pitt.edu or Christi at clk39@pitt.edu.

Trainee Milestones & Updates

The following two trainees recently completed their PhD dissertation. Congratulations and Good Luck, Lauren and Arlee!

Lauren Drowley

Lauren Drowley
Dissertation Title: Cellular Cardiomyoplasty based on Muscle Stem Cells: Implications for Therapy
Defense Date: May 21, 2009
Degree: PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Institution: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department: Pathology
Future Plans: I am starting a postdoctoral position at AstraZeneca in Loughborough, England on October 1, 2009. I will be part of a regenerative medicine group there focused on using differentiation of stem cells to repair various diseases.

 

Arlee Fafalios Arlee Fafalios
Dissertation Title: Elucidating the Role of Translocator Protein in Prostate Cancer: Implications as a Therapeutic Target for Advanced Disease
Defense Date: August 7, 2009
Degree: PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Institution: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department: Pathology and Urology
Future plans: After graduating, I will be taking a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Reza Zarnegar where I will be working on elucidating the molecular mechanisms of hepatocellular carcinoma progression. This fall I will also be teaching a Microbiology course. My long term goal is to obtain an academic position that will allow me to continue to do research as well as teach.