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Tulane University Health Sciences
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue SL-79
New Orleans, Louisiana
70112-2699
Phone 504-988-5224
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Email tulpath@tulane.edu

Research Conference Schedule 2016—2017



2016-17 Research Conference Speakers & Topics

  • August 22, 2016: "Dependency of intestinal inflammation on mitochondria and lipid droplets," by Sandra Heller, PhD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

2015-16 Research Conference Speakers & Topics

  • August 17, 2015: "Good and bad sides of intracellular IFNL4 expression," by Pauline Ferraris, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • August 24, 2015: "Regulation and function of lipid droplets and mitochondria in intestinal inflammation," by Sandra Heller, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • August 31, 2015: "HCV induced p53 degradation through chaperone mediated autophagy," by Animesh Chatterjee, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • September 14, 2015: "EBV and other viruses in peripheral T-cell lymphomas," by Hani Nakhoul, PhD Candidate, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • September 21, 2015: "OCT1 dependent mechanism Sorafenib resistance in HCC," by Srinivas Chava, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • September 28, 2015: "Interleukin (IL)-18 in pathogenesis of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)," by Sathissa Upparahalli Venkateshaiah, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Pulmonary Medicine

  • October 12, 2015: "The EBV lytic transcriptome: Examining transcripts from a highly-transcribed, gene-dense genome," by Tina O'Grady, PhD Candidate, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • October 19, 2015: "The role of Hippo/YAP pathway on HFD-induced hepatic inflammation," by Kyoungsub Song, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • October 26, 2015: "Loss of TGFβ signaling leads to increased susceptibility to HCC in mice," by Jinqiang Zhang, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • Monday, November 2, 2015: "Targeting the HDAC6/HSP90 axis to destabilize the Notch 1 receptor in cancer," by Brian Deskin, PhD Candidate, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • Monday, November 9, 2015: "Impaired autophagy degradation in hepatocellular carcinoma promotes exosome release," by Yucel Aydin, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

  • Monday, November 23, 2015: "Untitled," by Meredith Sosulski, PhD Candidate, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine

  • Monday, November 30, 2015: "HDAC8 in Pulmonary Fibrosis," by Shigeki Saito, MD, Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine

  • Monday, December 7, 2015: "Epigenetic silencing of microRNA-34a in human cholangiocarcinoma cells via DNA methylation and EZH2: Impact on regulation of Notch pathway," by Hyunjoo Kwon, PhD Candidate, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • Monday, December 14, 2015: "Mechanism of the anterograde transport of androgen receptor," by Jianzhuo Li, PhD, Postdoc Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • Monday, December 21, 2015: "IL-15 regulates cerulein-induced pancreatic fibrosis," by Murli Manohar, PhD, Postdoctoral Feloow, Pulmanary Diseases, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine

  • Monday, January 11, 2016: " The Role of IL-18 in Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders," by Puthanapura Chandrashekara, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine

  • Monday, January 25, 2016: "Chemotherapy Impairs Type I IFN Signaling in Metastatic Breast Cancer," by Weina Chen, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • Monday, February 02, 2016: "A whole Blood-based Strategy for Detecting Androgen Receptor Variants in CRPC Patients," by Dongying Li, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • Monday, February 15, 2016: "TGFβ in Hepatocellular and Hepatic Fibrosis," by Nathan Ungerleider, PhD Candidate, Postdoctoral Candidate, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • Monday, February 22, 2016, "Regulation and Function of Lipid Droplets and Mitochondria in Intestinal Inflammation," by Sandra Heller, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • Monday, February 29, 2016: " Sorafenib Resistance Mechanism of HCC Relates to the Impaired Membrane Expression of Functional Organic Cation Transporter-1 (OCT1)," by Srinivas Chava, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • Monday, March 7, 2016: "Single-cell Sequencing Studies of EBV Dynamics," by Hani Nakhoul, Graduate Student, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • Monday, March 21, 2016: "Interleukin(IL)-15 Overexpression Protects Mice from the Allergan-induced Airway Obstruction," Satisha Upparahalli, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine - Pulmonary Care

  • Monday, March 28, 2016: "Hippo/YAP Signaling Induced by Endotoxin Promotes Kupffer Cell Activation and Hepatic Inflammation in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver," by Kyoung-Sub Song, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & laboratory Medicine

  • Monday, April 11, 2016: "Autophagy Defectiove Hepatocellular Carcinomas Release Glypican-3 Positive Cancer Exosomes," by Yucel Aydin, MD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine - Gastroenterology

  • Monday, April 25, 2016: "Deregulation of Selective Autophagy & Sirtuin 3 Expression in Lung Aging and Pulmonary Fibrosis," by Meredith Sosulski, PhD Candidate, School of Medicine

  • Monday, May 9, 2016: "Epigenetic Silencing of MicroRNA-34a in Human Cholangiocarcinoma Cells: Impact on Regulation of Notch Pathway," by Hyunjoo Kwon, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • Monday, May 16, 2016: "Mechanistic Analysis of Cerulein-induced Eosinophilic Pancreatitis," by Murli Manohar, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine - Pulmonary Diseases

  • Monday, May 23, 2016: "Mechanism of the Anterograde Transport of Androgen Receptor," by Jianzhuo Li, PhD Candidate, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

2014-15 Research Conference Speakers & Topics

  • August 18, 2014: "The roles of long noncoding RNA CRNDE in hepatocellular carcinoma," by Jinqiang Zhang, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • August 25, 2014: "EWS-WT1 oncogene activates Neuronal reprogramming factor ASCL1 and promotes neural differentiation," by Hong Jun Kang, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • September 8, 2014: "mPGES-1 prevents Fas-Induced liver injury through up-regulation protein kinase Akt ," by Lu Yao, PhD Candidate Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • September 15, 2014: "Deregulation of selective autophagy during pulmonary fibrosis. The role of TGF-ß1," by Meredith Sosulski, PhD Candidate Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences Section of Pulmonary Medicine

  • September 22, 2014: "Development of a blood based assay for androgen receptor splice variantsand the clinical relevance," by Xichun Liu, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • September 29, 2014: "TGF-β1 and notch signaling: HDAC6 mediation of converging pathways in A549 cells," by Brian Deskin, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Medicine - Pulmonary Diseases

  • October 6, 2014: "The role of glycolytic metabolism in hepatocellular carcinoma," by Kyongsub Song, PhD, Postdoc Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • October 13, 2014: "HDAC8 in pulmonary fibrosis," by Shigeki Saito, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine - Section of Pulmonary Diseases

  • October 20, 2014: "Smoothened receptor knockout exacerbates LPS-induced liver injury," by Weina Chen, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • October 27, 2014: "Understanding sorafenib resistance mechanism(s) in HCC cell culture," by Srinivas Chava, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Hepatitis Research Lab, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • November 3, 2014, "ER Stress and autophagy response in chronic liver disease," by Partha Chandra, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Hepatitis Research Lab, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • November 10, 2014: "The latest saga in the viral associated etiology of brain tumors," by Michael Strong, PhD Candidate, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • November 17, 2014: "TGFB increases IGF sensitivity in HCC cells," by Nathan Ungerleider, PhD Candidate, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • November 24th, 2014: "Persistent HCV infection impairs ribavirin antiviral activity through clathrin-mediated trafficking of equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1," by Rajesh Panigrahi, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • December 1, 2014: "EWS role in adipogenesis and metabolism," by Jun Hong Park, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • December 8, 2014: "The unfavorable SNP (rs12979860) of IL28B is associated with a high IFN-lambda expression in human hepatoma cell lines, which impairs type I and II IFN antiviral activity against HCV," by Pauline Ferraris, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • December 15, 2014: "The Epstein-Barr virus transcriptome reveals novel Latent Membrane Protein-2A (LMP2A) transcripts," by Monica Concha, PhD Candidate, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • December 22, 2014: "IL-22: A therapeutic cytokine for the amelioration of pulmonary influenza injury," by Derek Pociask, PhD, Assistant Professor, Richard King Mellon Foundation - Institute for Pediatric Research, University of Pittsburgh at Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

  • January 26, 2015: "Role of interleukin (IL)-18 in pathogenenesis of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)," by Sathisha Upparahalli, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine

  • February 2, 2015: "Mechanism of type 3 vs type 1 Interferon in an HCV cell culture model," by Fatma Aboulnasr, PhD Candidate, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • February 9, 2015: "The role of Bmal1 in TGF-β1-induced lung fibrosis," by Chunming Dong, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory
    Medicine

  • February 23, 2015: "Determining the structure and function of Epstein Barr Virus long noncoding RNAs," by Tina O'Grady, PhD Candidate, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • March 2, 2015: "The Role of Hedgehog Signaling in NAFLD and Hepatocarcinogenesis," by Hyunjoo Kwon, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • March 16, 2015: "HDAC6 stabilization of Notch1 Receptor levels and its impact on the TGFβ-induced Notch signalling pathway in A549 cells, by Brian Deskin, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Medicine - Pulmonary Diseases

  • March 23, 2015: "15-PGDH Prevents LPS-Induced Acute Liver Injury Through Activation PPAR-γ," by Lu Yao, PhD Candidate, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • April 6, 2015: "The Role of SIRT3 in Pulmonary Fibrosis," by Meredith Sosulski, PhD Candidate, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Pulmonary Medicine

  • April 27, 2015: "Smo KO Accelerates LPS-induced Liver Injury," by Weina Chen, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • May 4, 2015: "Chaperone Mediated Autophagy Degrades Mutant but not Wild-type p53 in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cell Lines," by Partha Chandra, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • May 11, 2015: "a novel IGF1R spliceform, or just garbage?," by Nathan Ungerleider, PhD Candidate, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • May 18, 2015: "Identification and characterization of the microtubule association sequence of the androgen receptor," by Jianzhou Li, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


2013-14 Research Conference Speakers & Topics

  • August 19, 2013: "Research Toolkit: Resources and Trends for Pathology," by Maureen "Molly" Knapp, Research Support and Education Librarian, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences Tulane University

  • August 26, 2013: "A Multifunctional Protein, EWS, is Essential for Early Brown Fat Lineage Determination," by Jun Hon Park, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology
  • September 9, 2013: "In Vitro Model to Study the Association of IL28B Polymorphism with HCV Treatment Resistance," by Pauline Ferraris, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology
  • September 16, 2013: "Global Bidirectional Transcription of the Epstein-Barr Virus Genome During Reactivation," by Christina O'Grady, PhD Candidate Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • September 23, 2013: "HIV Drugs Impairs HCV Clearance by IFN-α And Ribavirin Therapy," by Rajesh Panigrahi, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • September 30, 2013: "miR-17-92 Cluster and Hepatocellular Carcinoma," by Hanqing Zhu, PhD Candidate Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • October 7, 2013: "Identification of ISGs and miRNAs Regulated by IFN-λ1 in an IFN-α Resistant Cell Line," by Fatma Aboulnasr, PhD Candidate, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • October 14, 2013: "Role of Interleukin-17 in Lung Tumor Progression," by Beibei Xu, PhD, Candidate Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • October 21, 2013: "The involvement of circadian clock genes in TNF-alpha- and TGF-beta1-induced lung injury and fibrosis," by Chunmin Dong, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine – Pulmonary Diseases

  • October 28, 2013: "DHA Regulate the Expression of 15-PGDH through miR 26 in Cholangiocarcinoma," by Lu Yao, PhD Candidate Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • November 4, 2013: "Notch Signaling and TGFβ-1: HDAC6 mediation of converging pathways in A549 cells," by Brian Deskin, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Medicine – Pulmonary Disease

  • November 11, 2013: "The role of enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) in cholangiocarcinoma," Lu Lu, PhD Candidate, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • November 18, 2013: "Characterization of noncoding RNAs in latent replication of origin (OriP) of Epstein Barr virus," by Subing Cao, PhD Candidate, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • November 25, 2013: "HDAC6 in Pulmonary Fibrosis," by Shigeki Saito, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine Department of Medicine - Section of Pulmonary Diseases

  • December 2, 2013: "MiR-223 deficiency prevents Fas-induced liver injury through activation of IGF-1R," by Ximena Qadir, PhD Candidate Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • December 9, 2013: "Derailed hormesis by TGFbeta during lung aging promotes lung myofibroblast differentiation and pulmonary fibrosis: the role of autophagy," by Meredith Sosulski, PhD Candidate Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences Section of Pulmonary Medicine

  • December 16, 2013: "Type III IFN (Interferon Lambda) Induces HCV Clearance in Type I (Interferon Alpha) Resistant Free Fatty Acid HCV Cell Culture," by Ramazan Kurt, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine - Gasteroenterology Section

  • January 6, 2014: "Inhibition of castration-resistant prostate cancer by the phytochemical berberine," by Xichun Liu, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • January 13, 2014: "Regulation of Glucose metabolism by miR-122 in CD133 positive Hepatocellular carcinoma cells," by Kyongsub Song, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • January 27, 2014: "ER-Stress and Autophagy response Selectively Impair Type 1 Interferon signaling in HCV Infected Chronic Liver Disease," by Partha Chandra, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • February 3, 2014: "Smo knockout accelerates LPS-induced liver injury in mice," by Weina Chen, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • February 10, 2014: "A novel antisense RNA transcript within the EBV BamHI A regions acts as a microRNA sponge," by Michael Strong, PhD Candidate, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • February 17, 2014: "TGFβ alters hepatocellular carcinoma cell sensitivity to growth factors," by Nathan Ungerleider, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • February 24, 2014: "EWS-WT1 Oncogene Activates a Neuronal Reprogramming Factor ASCL1 and Mediates Partial Neural Differentiation," by Hong-Jun Kang, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine - Gasteroenterology Section

  • March 10, 2014: "NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules," by Tammy Pracheil, PhD, Biosafety Specialist Office of Biosafety

  • March 17, 2014: "The Many Transcripts of the LMP2A Gene: An Unexpected Journey," by Monica Concha, Graduate Student, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • March 24, 2014: "Reduced PGC1a Protein Stability and Mitochondria Biogenesis in the absence of Ewing Sarcoma Gene EWS," by Jun Hong Park, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • March 31, 2014: "High level expression of IFNλ in the unfavorable genotype of IL28B (TT) impair HCV clearance at the level of IRES translation," by Pauline Ferraris, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology

  • April 7, 2014: "Epstein Barr virus reactivation: investigating cellular context through gene expression analysis," by Christina O'Grady, PhD Candidate, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • April 14, 2014: "HCV Induced Autophagy Inhibit RBV Activity by Interfering with Clathrin Mediated Trafficking of ENT1," Rajesh Panigrahi, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • April 21, 2014: "miR-17-92 cluster and liver cancer," by Hanqing Zhu, PhD Candidate, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • April 28, 2014: "Repression of ribosomal stress by IL-17," by Beibei Xu, PhD Candidate, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • May 5, 2014: "Type III IFN (IFN-lambda) antiviral activity against HCV an an IFN-alpha resistant cell line involves miR-122," by Fatma Aboulnasr, PhD Candidate, Graduate Program of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

  • May 12, 2014: "The involvement of circadian clock genes in tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) and transforming growth factor-Beta1 (TGF-β1)-induced lung injury and fibrosis," by Chunmin Dong, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases

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