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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
Fax 504-988-7389
Email tulpath@tulane.edu

Research Conference Schedule 2015—2016


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 24th, 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

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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