2013 has been a great year for the Pathobiology program and its students. Students have been elected into positions to service the Brown graduate school community, publications have been accrued, research presented, awards and fellowships won, and theses successfully defended. Here’s a recap of some of the highlights from 2013.
Steve Zins, “The human alpha defensin HD5 neutralizes JC polyomavirus infection by reducing ER traffic and stabilizing the viral capsid”. (PMID:24198413)
Jennifer Wardell, “Estrogen-responsiveness of the TFIID subunit TAF4B in the normal mouse ovary and in ovarian tumors”. (PMID: 24068106)
Assetta Benedetta, “5-HT2 receptors facilitate JC polyomavirus entry”. (PMID: 24089568)
Angel Byrd (1st author) and Courtney Johnson, “An Extracellular Matrix–Based Mechanism of Rapid Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Formation in Response to Candida albicans”.
Please note that the above publication list only includes publications first-authored by current Pathobiology graduate students. This list does not reflect all publications garnered by Pathobiology (past and present) students.
Caroline Duwaerts, Ph.D. – Steven Gregory. Caroline is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco.
Emma Reilly, Ph.D. – Laurent Brossay. Emma is currently a post-doctoral fellow at University of Rochester.
Noelle Hutchins-Kelso, Ph.D. –Alfred Ayala. Noelle is currently a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Ayala’s lab.
William Accomando, Ph.D. – Karl Kelsey.
Stacy-Ann Allen-Ramdial, Ph.D. – Walter Atwood. Stacy assumed a position within the IMSD program at Brown as the MARC program assistant. She is moving to Maryland, and intends to pursue a career in public policy.
Chat Jayasuriya, Ph.D. – Qian Chen. Chat is currently a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Chen’s lab.
Jennifer Maccani, Ph.D. – Karl Kelsey.
Natasha Catlin, Ph.D. – Kim Boekelheide. Natasha is a post-doctoral fellow in the Boekelheide lab.
Steven Zins– F31 NRSA pre-doctoral recipient.
Matthew Hirakawa– Frederic Poole Gorham pre-doctoral fellow.
Over the past year, students presented data from their research in both poster and oral format at the following regional, national, and international conferences: The Society of Toxicology (SOT) national meeting, annual Endocrine Society national conference, American society of Andrology conference, Viruses and cell Gordon research conference (Italy), regional North-East Society of Toxicology meeting, Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences on Molecular Basis of Aging and Diseases (China), Advances in Ovarian Cancer Research: From Concept to Clinic Meeting, and the Society for Leukocyte Biology meeting.
Many students received travel awards to off-set the cost of attendance, and some students were awarded prizes in recognition of their outstanding research.
Matt Hirakawa– Gordon School in East Providence.
Anika Toorie– Hope High School.
Congrats to all on your accomplishments in 2013. We wish you all continued success in 2014 and beyond. Happy Holidays!