American Society for Investigative Pathology, October 2012, Vol 4, No. 3

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ASIP Trainee Newsletter
Kari Nejak-Bowen
Cindy Thomas-Charles

Jayne Reuben
Monte S. Willis
Mark E. Sobel




Trainee Milestones and Updates

Maria M. Aleman
PhD Candidate – Wolberg Lab
Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Awarded a F31 pre-doctoral fellowship (1F31HL112608) from the NHLBI with two years of funding.

Jacqueline Jones-Triche, PhD
Carver Research Cancer Center
Department of Biological Sciences
Tuskegee University

Post-Doctoral appointment- Post-Doctoral Associate at the University of Michigan in the School of Dentistry with Dr. Laurie McCauley. I will also be working with Evan Keller and Kenneth Pienta. I will be researching macrophage efferocytosis in bone to identify theraputic potential in prostate cancer.

Received FASEB-MARC Travel Award to attend the First Joint Meeting of Pathology and Laboratory Diagnostics in Udine, Italy.

Manoj K. Kashyap, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Moores Cancer Center
University of California, San Diego

1. Downregulation of cornulin in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
Pawar H, Maharudraiah J, Kashyap MK, Sharma J, Srikanth SM, Choudhary R, Chavan S, Sathe G, Manju HC, Kumar KV, Vijayakumar M, Sirdeshmukh R, Harsha HC, Prasad TS, Pandey A, Kumar RV.
Acta Histochem. 2012 May 4.
2. Overexpression of ribosome binding protein 1 (RRBP1) in breast cancer.
Telikicherla D, Marimuthu A, Kashyap MK, Ramachandra YL, Mohan S, Roa JC, Maharudraiah J, Pandey A.
Clin Proteomics. 2012 Jun 18;9(1):7.
3. Rapid characterization of candidate biomarkers for pancreatic cancer using cell microarrays (CMAs).
Kim MS, Kuppireddy SV, Sakamuri S, Singal M, Getnet D, Harsha HC, Goel R, Balakrishnan L, Kishore H, Kashyap MK, Tankala SG, Maitra A, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Jaffee E, Goggins MG, Velculescu VE, Hruban RH, Pandey A.
J Proteome Res. 2012 Sep 17.

4. Overexpression of Kinesin Associated Protein 3 (KIFAP3) in Breast Cancer.
Deepthi Telikicherla, Jagadeesha Maharudraiah, Harsh Pawar, Arivusudar Marimuthu, Manoj Kumar Kashyap, Y. L. Ramachandra, Juan Carlos Roa, and Akhilesh Pandey
J Proteomics & Bioinformatics 5:122-126.

Kari Nejak-Bowen, MBA, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2011 recipient of the Pathology Post-doctoral Research Training Program (PPRTP) grant

2012 recipient of Thomas E. Starzl, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the American Liver Foundation.

1. Beta-catenin-NF-κB interactions in murine hepatocytes: A complex to die for.
Nejak-Bowen K, Kikuchi A, Monga SP.
Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Hepatology. 2012 Sep 3. doi: 10.1002/hep.26042

Agnieszka Rynda-Apple, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Montana State University

Virus-Like Particle-Induced Protection Against MRSA Pneumonia Is Dependent on IL-13 and Enhancement of Phagocyte Function

Agnieszka Rynda-Apple,* Erin Dobrinen,* Mark McAlpine,* Amanda Read,* Ann Harmsen,* Laura E. Richert,* Matthew Calverley,* Kyler Pallister,* Jovanka Voyich,* James A. Wiley,* Ben Johnson,† Mark Young,‡ Trevor Douglas,† and Allen G. Harmsen* From the Departments of Immunology and Infectious Diseases,* Chemistry and Biochemistry,† and Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology,‡ Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
Am J Pathol 2012, 181:196-210; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2012.03.018.

Bradley Sullivan
PhD Candidate
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics
University of Kansas Medical Center

Fibrin(ogen)-Independent Role of Plasminogen Activators in Acetaminophen-Induced Liver Injury
Bradley P. Sullivan,* Karen M. Kassel,* Alice Jone,† Matthew J. Flick,† and James P. Luyendyk*
From the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and
Therapeutics,* University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City,
Kansas; and the Department of Pediatrics,† Cincinnati Children's
Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Am J Pathol 2012, 181:2321-2329; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2012.02.11.

Deeksha Vishwamitra
PhD Candidate
Department of Hematopathology
The University of Texas – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

MicroRNA 96 Is a Post-Transcriptional Suppressor of
Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Expression.

Deeksha Vishwamitra,*† Yong Li,* Desiree Wilson,* Roxsan Manshouri,*
Choladda V. Curry,‡ Bin Shi,* Xi Ming Tang,§ Andrea M. Sheehan,‡ Ignacio I. Wistuba,§¶ Ping Shi,* || and Hesham M. Amin*†
From the Departments of Hematopathology,* Thoracic/Head and
Neck Medical Oncology,§Pathology,¶ University of Texas MD
Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; the University of Texas
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,† Houston, Texas; the
Department of Pathology,‡ Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor
College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; and the State Key
Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, || East China University of
Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
Am J Pathol 2012, 180:1772-1780; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2012.01.008.