2023 Stanford Pathology Research Retreat
Stanford Pathology in the News: November 7, 2023
Congratulations to over 460 students, postdocs, residents, fellows, staff, and faculty who participated in our annual retreat on Friday, November 3, 2023. A very rewarding day was spent in a terrific venue with close colleagues and good friends learning of the amazing quality and breadth of research happening in our department. There were 120 scientific presentations and 11 pathology art submissions.
The purpose of our retreat is to allow Stanford Pathology members to become more familiar with the research that is being conducted in the Department, including basic, translational, and clinical projects. We hope this will facilitate new opportunities for collaborative studies and research training, and enhance prospects for additional funding of such activities.
Cash prizes were awarded in 6 categories:
- Postdoctoral Fellows
- Research Associates
- CP Residents
- AP Residents
- Clinical Fellows
5 prizes awarded
Elsa Balfe, BS [Abstract #62]
"New Hope in Treating Chronic Inflammation and Fibrosis- CAR-T Mediated Immunotherapy for Liver Cirrhosis and ILD"
Alex Muselman, BS [Abstract #81]
"Viral Infection Primes Microglia and Induces CVhronic Neuroinflammation"
Zhuang (Max) Miao, PhD [Abstract #90]
"Investigating the Role of TCR Signal Strength in T Cell Differentiation and Exhaustion"
"The Temporal Influence of the Tumor Microenvironment in Response to Checkpoint Blockade"
Drew Galls [Abstract #52]
"The (mis)behavior of E. coli RNA Polymerase on RNA Replicons: Studies on RNA Replication by a Cellular RNA Polymerase"
9 prizes awarded
Cristabelle De Souza, PhD [Abstract #12]
"Targeting CD63 as a Novel Fibrogenic Immune Target for the Treatment of HCC and NASH"
Mohammad Ovais Aziz-Zanjani, Phd [Abstract #49]
"Identification of Phosphorylation Regulatory Mechanisms Driving Beta Cell Insulin Secretion"
Sijie Wang, PhD
"Development of Cyclic Covalent Inhibitors Targeting SARS-CoV-2 spike/ACE2 Protein-Protein Interaction using Phage Display"
Kazuma Sekiba, MD, PhD [Abstract #23]
"Defining Pathways for Microbiome-derived Molecules in Human Circulation: A Genes-to-Metabolites Approach"
Shuke Xiao, PhD
"A Hibernation-induced Molecule that Prevents Hypoglycemia in Bears"
Zhiwei Zhou, PhD
"Plasma metabolomics uncovers characteristic metabolic aberrancies in early-onset Crohn's Disease"
Akila Parvathy Dharshini Sankaraeswaran, PhD [Abstract #51]
"Identifying Resistant and Vulnerable Neuronal Populations in the Human Alzheimer's Disease Neocortex by Single-nuclear RNA Sequencing"
Korina Steinbergs, MD [Abstract #91]
"Novel Blindness-deafness Syndrome Reveals Sensorineural Hearing Loss caused by Variants in ATF6"
Inna Averbukh, PhD [Abstract #75]
"A Spatially Resolved Timeline of the Human Maternal–fetal Interface"
Yuanyuan Liu, PhD [Abstract #35]
"In Vitro Reconstitution of a Seven-step Pathway for Anaerobic Uric Acid Metabolism"
Kausalia Vijayaragavan-Bossé, PhD, MSc
"Single-cell Spatial Proteomic Imaging of Metabolic Changes in Human Neuropathology"
C. Alejandra Morato Torres, MS [Abstract #102]
"Robust dCas9-mediated Downregulation of Alpha-synuclein in a Parkinson’s Mouse Model"
Linh Nguyen [Abstract #86]
"Characterizing the Functions of SMARCB1 in Translation"
1 prize awarded
Sheren Younes, MD, PhD [Abstract #10]
"Spatial Phenotyping of Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma in Transition to Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma"
2 prizes awarded
Priscilla Yeung, MD [Abstract #16]
"Study of Patient Serum Monoclonal Proteins by Biolayer Interferometry coupled with High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry"
Theodore Roth, MD, PhD [Abstract #100]
"CRISPR-All: A Unified Genetic Perturbation Language in Human Immune Cells"
3 prizes awarded
Paul Wadsworth, MD, PhD [Abstract #4]
"Multi-Omics Profiling of Skin Biopsies of Patients with Sclerodermatous Graft-Vs-Host Disease Suggests Therapeutic Potential of Targeting Don't Eat Me Signals"
Alex Chang-Graham, MD, PhD [Abstract #19]
"Detection of Adenovirus in Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Tissue by qPCR Compared to Immunohistochemistry"
Ben Dulken, MD, PhD [Abstract #9]
"Multiplexed immunofluorescent imaging to interrogate the tumor microenvironment of colorectal adenocarcinoma"
2 prizes awarded
Rachel Frauches, MD [Abstract #69]
"Light Microscopic Comparison between Guttae containing Fuchs' and Non-guttae Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy"
Rabia Bhalli, MD
"Invasive Mammary Carcinoma with Secretory Carcinoma-Like Features: Is ETV6::NTRK3 Definitional?"
Steffen H Raun, PhD
Postdoc, Long Lab
"Running the Strings of Exercise"
Exercise has a plethora of health benefits, which we are still trying to understand at a molecular level. This artwork is based on the work led by postdoctoral researcher Wei Wei, PhD, where he and the team described how different tissues and organs secrete very different proteins and peptides during exercise. Each string represent an organ, where the strings move in harmony during exercise to elicit the health benefits of physical activity. The person running the lines is small, as an indication of how little we know about the molecular landscape of exercise. The artwork was drawn as a suggestion for the cover of the journal, where the work is now published.
Philip Bulterys, MD, PhD
"Flow Cytometry Savanna"
This was inspired by seeing a distinct elephant shape while analyzing clinical flow cytometry data. Pathology is a visually stunning field, and flow cytometry is no exception!
Researcher, Yeh Lab
From the crystal shells of diatoms to the complex morphology of apicomplexans, the microbial world is full of diverse beauty. In this piece, we allude to the Victorian era practice of diatom arranging by producing our own composition of diatoms, algae, and apicomplexan parasites stamped into a symmetric pattern. Each stamp was hand-carved in rubber. The pattern was created collaboratively by different members of the lab and department during a social hour. This selection is just a few of our favorite model systems and their cousins, and we hope it represents the diversity, interaction, and intricacy of your favorite biology, too.
2023 Stanford Pathology Research Retreat
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