The 2023 Annual Pathology and Immunology Trainee Research Symposium was held on Wednesday, April 19 as an in-person meeting with a hybrid option for remote attendees. The Program Committee hosted an exciting program, including a keynote address, invited speakers, as well as platform and poster presentations by the trainees. Recordings from the scientific program will be available soon at this site.
Oral Presentation Award Winners
Mohamed Eltahir: PD-L1 Expression is Prevalent in Pediatric Large B-Cell Lymphomas (Faculty Mentor: Choladda Curry)
Anil K. Chokkalla: Validation of MeMed-BV immunoassay for distinguishing bacterial vs. viral infection in a pediatric cohort (Faculty Mentor: Sridevi Devaraj)
Matthew Seasock: Let-7 MicroRNA Controls AT2 Progenitor Stemness and Prevents Interstitial Lung Disease (Faculty Mentor: Antony Rodriguez)
Larissa Nitschke: The Compensatory Mechanism of MBNL Paralogs and its Role in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 (Faculty Mentor: Tom Cooper)
Poster Presentation Award Winners
Kelsey Hummel: Evaluation of Performance of p16 Immunostaining in Cell Blocks for the Detection of Recurrence in HPV-Associated Cervical Malignancies (Faculty Mentor: Ramya P. Masand)
Belkys C. Sanchez: Analytical Performance of a Rapid, Molecular Fungal Pathogen Panel for Direct Identification of Fungi from Aerobic Blood Culture Bottles (Faculty Mentor: James J. Dunn)
Katarzyna Kent: Structure-function analysis of the OVCH2 domains and their roles in sperm maturation and male fertility (Faculty Mentor: Martin M. Matzuk)
Meike E. van der Heijden: Dysfunction of Cerebellar Cortical and Nuclei Neurons Differentially Constrain Developmental Compensation for Motor and Social Deficits (Faculty Mentor: Roy V. Sillitoe)
Thank you for your support of the Trainee Research Symposium and we look forward to your participation next year!
Trainee Research Committee
Drs. Thomas A. Cooper, Choladda V. Curry, William Decker, Sridevi Devaraj, Sagar Dhamne, Ashley Holloman, Martin M. Matzuk, Angshumoy Roy, Jun Teruya, Chief Residents (Drs. Gustafson and Levett), Associate Chief Residents (Drs. Eltahir and Platero Portillo).
Special note of appreciation to Yvetter Boney, Rosario Guzman, and Susan Zapata for assistance with meeting planning.