American Society for Investigative Pathology, February 2014, Vol 6, No. 1

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
Monte S. Willis
Mark E. Sobel

Trainee Milestones and Updates


Jonathan Proto, PhD

Stem Cell Research Center

University of Pittsburgh

  • Successfully defended his dissertation titled: An Expanding Role for Nuclear Factor κB in Muscle Stem Cells: Implications for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Post-doctoral Associate appointment at the Stem Cell Research Center, University of Pittsburgh

Cindy Thomas-Charles, PhD

Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

SUNY at Stony Brook

  • Successfully defended her dissertation titled: Francisella tularensis: Interactions with Hepatocytes and Pathways for the Acquisition of Iron

Christopher Van, PhD
Department of Molecular Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Awarded an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral fellowship with funding for three years

Kristine Wadosky

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Muscle RING Finger-1 Attenuates IGF-1-dependent cardiomyocyte hypertrophy by Inhibiting JNK Signaling.

In press. American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism