August 2011

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August 1st, 2011

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine News Items


  • Supraja Narasimhan PhD, successfully defended her thesis “The Role of the Constitutively Active Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor in Mammary Tumor Progression” on July 11th
  • Dr. Susan Winandy has received an R03 grant from the NIH entitled “Generation of Ikaros conditional knockout mice”!
  • Parul Agnihotri, rising 2nd year PhD Candidate in the Winandy Lab has been awarded a position on the ITP training grant
  • Shinichiro Kurosawa, MD, PhD was invited to the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis meeting in Kyoto, Japan to give a talk describing the role of sepsis in the lethal complications of B.anthracis infections, and an oral abstract presentation describing the lab’s recent observations with treating infections from Shiga toxin-producing E.coli
  • Dr. Barbara Nikolajczyk was involved in field work for the “One Health” Project in Ecuador the first two weeks in July, in collaboration with the Ecuadorian FUCOBI Foundation.  This work involved collecting samples from coastal residents to query relationships between blood levels of environmental pollutants and the astonishing rate of type 2 diabetes in the poor of Ecuador. The project included presentation of Dr. Nikolajczyk’s BUSM type 2 diabetes work at three Ecuadorian Universities: Universidad de San Francisco de Quito, Universidad Tecnica de Machala (Machala), and Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (Guayaquil). Establishment of a Memorandum of understanding between BU and the FUCOBI Foundation in 2011 will provide BU students opportunities for joining the project for field work experience as soon as summer 2012.
  • Dr. Daniel Remick chaired the advocacy presentations at the Association of Pathology Chairs annual meeting. The invited speaker was Dora Hughes, M.D., Counselor to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Dr. Hughes spent two hours at the meeting, presenting the federal government’s perspective on health care reform and how it would impact the field of pathology.

Publications: PUBLISHED

  • Resident Stephen Hammond, MD had a recent paper published: Daichi Hayashi, Stephen Hammond, Ali Guermazi; “Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: multimodality imaging features with pathological correlation;” Japanese Journal of Radiology Mar 2011;29: 85-91
  • Recent publication from Kurosawa Lab:  Stearns-Kurosawa DJ, Collins V, Freeman S, Debord  D, Nishikawa K, Oh S-Y, Leibowitz CS, Kurosawa S. Rescue From Lethal Shiga Toxin 2-induced Renal Failure with a Cell-Permeable Peptide.  Pediatric Nephrology, 2011, in press (PMID: 2160390).

Publications ACCEPTED:

  • Sudha Natarajan, Jiyoun Kim, Jacqueline Bouchard, William Cruikshank, Daniel Remick. “Pulmonary Endotoxin Tolerance Protects against Cockroach Allergen-induced Asthma-like Inflammation in a Mouse Model.” Accepted for publication in International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
  • Maristela L Onozato, Stephen Hammond, Mark Merren, Yukako Yagi  Paper: “Evaluation of a completely automated tissue-sectioning machine for paraffin blocks.” Accepted for publication in Journal of Clinical Pathology August 2011 (collaboration of Dr. Stephen Hammond and the MGH digital pathology group)