2013 Research Retreat Winners

Students

Kim Kukurba

“Impact of loss of function variants and patterns of allele-specific expression in multiple human tissues”

Kipp Weiskopf

“Engineered SIRPα variants as universal immunotherapeutic adjuvants to anticancer antibodies”

Postdocs

Jesus Duque

“Phenotype and signaling properties of leukemic blasts in a conditional E2a-Pbx1 transgenic model  of B cell precursor ALL”

Laurent Reber

“A gain-of-function mutant of the NLRP3 protein restricted to neutrophils can produce a mouse model of a cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS)”

Santosh Gupta

“Anti-ROR2 monoclonal antibody and dasatinib inhibit ROR2 phosphoryation, and reduce cell proliferation and motility of leiomyosarcoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumor cells”

Zhihao Wu

“Trc/NDR kinase signaling mediates PINK1-directed mitochondrial quality control and tissue maintenance”

Research Associates

Maja Matis

“The origin of PCP asymmetry in the Drosophila wing”

Melody Zhang

“Identification of the disease-causing mutation in autosomal dominant familial immune thrombocytopenia by genome-wide linkage analysis and whole genome sequencing”

Clinical research

Lee Schroeder
(CP Resident)

“Modeling the economies of molecular diagnostics: On demand C. difficile PCR test is cost effective”

Gloria Lewis
(Clinical Fellow)

“GCDFP-15, GATA3, NKX3.1, ER, E-Cadherin and CDX2 utility in distinguishing diffuse gastric carcinoma from lobular breast carcinoma”

Karen Chisholm
(AP Resident)

“Diagnosis of congenital CMV using PCR performed on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded placental tissue”

Jesse Waggoner
(Clinical Fellow)

“Comparison of the CDC DENV1-4 real time RT-PCR with a laboratory developed assay for Dengue virus detection and serotyping”