Department Newsletter: August 2022
Abena Apaw, Research Technician
Kesshni Bhasiin, Research Technician
Erynne Carter, Clinical Support Specialist
RoNesha Collins, Clinical Support Specialist
Alexa Dickson, PhD, Senior Clinical Variant Scientist
Jon Iker Etchegaray, Staff Scientist
Jessica Foltz, Histology Technician
Samantha Foulks, Research Technician
Esmeralda Mercado Garcia, Pathologist Assistant
Kayla Hall, Clinical Support Specialist
Rachael Hammann, Research Technician
Zachary Houston, Senior Grant Specialist
Katie Jobst, Senior Grant Specialist
Alex Junidi, Research Technician
Michael Kann, Research Technician
Zaid Khaja, Research Technician
Aline Matsuguma, Research Technician
Bri Munnich, Research Technician
Stephanie Paton, Business Director
Zichen Tian, Research Technician
Victor Wang, Research Technician
Emily Wasserman, Manager, Digital Marketing & Communications
Stetson Wilson, Customer Service Representative
Welcome New Residents and Fellows
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New Faculty Orientation
August 22, 2022
2:00 - 5:00 pm, EPNEC Room 303
New Faculty Welcome Breakfast
August 24, 2022
9:00 - 10:00 am, EPNEC Great Room B
Junior Faculty Night in Forest Park
September 14, 2022
6:45 pm, King Louis Statue at the top of Art Hill in Forest Park
Please bring picnic blankets, snacks, and beverages. Family is welcome.
Questions: Contact Kathleen Byrnes or Kilannin Krysiak
Diversity Book Discussion
September 15, 2022
4:00 - 5:00 pm via Zoom
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
This event is open to everyone in the department. Register here.
Fall Faculty & Family Picnic
October 9, 2022
3:00 - 6:00 pm, Shaw Park in Clayton
Enterprise Holdings Pavilion
This event is open to all faculty and their families. Pack your picnic and OFD will provide Insomnia Cookies.
Questions: Contact Allison Eberly or Yang Cao
3rd Annual P&I Faculty and Staff Awards Program
October 20, 2022
4:00 – 5:00 pm Awards Ceremony, Moore Auditorium
5:00 – 6:00 pm Reception, FLTC Atrium
Dr. Gautam Dantas named interim Co-Chief of LGM
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Gautam Dantas has agreed to serve as the interim Co-Chief of the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine (LGM) in the Department of Pathology and Immunology (P&I), beginning in July 2022. Gautam’s focus will be Investigator-track faculty and his goal is to support and grow the outstanding research conducted within LGM.
Gautam is currently professor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Department of Molecular Microbiology, and the Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington, and post-doctoral training in microbial genomics from Harvard Medical School under the guidance of Dr. George Church. He joined Washington University as an Assistant Professor in 2009. Gautam is deeply committed to research, as well as graduate education and training.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Dantas. We are delighted that he has accepted this position and look forward to working with him in this new role.
Dr. Jeffrey Gordon receives scientific innovator award
Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, was named the 2022 Senior Scientist Winner of the Innovators in Science Award for his pioneering microbiome research. The award is administered by the New York Academy of Sciences and sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Gordon, the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor at Washington University School of Medicine and director of the Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology, was selected by a jury of some of the world’s leading researchers. Gordon will receive the award in October at the 2022 Innovators in Science Award Ceremony in Boston.
Congratulations, Dr. Gordon!
Dr. Chris Farnsworth receives AACC young investigator award
Chris Farnsworth, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology and Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry and Point of Care Testing at Barnes Jewish Hospitalhas received the 2022 Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC). The award "recognizes and encourages the professional development of a young investigator who has demonstrated exceptional scientific achievements early in his or her career," AACC said on its website.
Congratulations, Dr. Farnsworth!
Dr. Rafael Czepielewski receives career development award
Rafael Czepielewski, PhD, Instructor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology, has received a Career Development Award from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. The award helps "facilitate the development of individuals with research potential to prepare for a career of independent basic research investigation in the area of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)," the foundation said on its website.
Congratulations, Dr. Czepielewski!
Dr. Cate Omosule receives AACC education award
Cate Omosule, PhD, a Clinical Chemistry Fellow in the Department of Pathology & Immunology, was awarded the Richard Marshall Education Award from the Midwest section of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC). Dr. Omosule also hosted a roundtable, "Approaches to testing in resource-limited areas," at the most recent AACC annual meeting.
Additionally, Dr. Omosule will be the Pediatric Maternal Fetal (PMF) fellow of the executive board of the AACC PMF division for 2022-2023.
These accolades follow more success for Dr. Omosule, who in June was awarded a Fellow Educator of the Year award by the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine. Congratulations, Dr. Omosule, on your many achievements!
Laura Severs, MHA, MLS(ASCP)CM, Director of Clinical Operations in the Department of Pathology & Immunology, recently made The Pathologist Magazine's 2022 Power List. The list, which is published annually, celebrates innovative and inspirational minds that underpin the medical laboratory. Laura is listed in the "Ground Control" category. "Nominators complimented Laura on her professionalism and connection to her patients, calling her 'an indispensable part of the patient care team,'" the magazine said on its website. Congratulations, Laura!
Congratulations to Jaquay Buckner, Autopsy Assistant in the Department of Pathology & Immunology, for being recognized by his team for his outstanding work. Jaquay is a welcome addition to the Autopsy Department, where he has "excelled in learning all techniques in performing post-mortem examination and is well respected by all faculty and staff," said Orlando Crisp, Lead Autopsy Technician and Instructor. Congratulations again, Jaquay!
The Pathology & Immunology Business Office wanted to recognize high performing team members: Kim Ilbery, Departmental Accounting Assistant; Cheryl Litzsinger, Departmental Accounting Assistant; and Crista Harnetiaux, Senior Department Accounting Assistant. "Thank you Crista, Kim, and Cheryl for your continued support and dedication. The Pathology and Immunology Business Office is very fortunate," said Vicky Fuehne, Senior Research Administrator.
Daniel A. Arber, Attilio Orazi, Robert P. Hasserjian, Michael J. Borowitz, Katherine R Calvo, Hans Michael Kvasnicka, Sa A. Wang, Adam Bagg, Tiziano Barbui, Susan Branford, Carlos E. Bueso-Ramos, Jorge Cortes, Paola Dal Cin, Courtney D. DiNardo, Hervé Dombret, Eric J Duncavage, et. al. International Consensus Classification of Myeloid Neoplasms and Acute Leukemia: Integrating Morphological, Clinical, and Genomic Data. Blood, 29 June 2022; 1-63. Article
Nathan D. Han, Jiye Cheng, Omar Delannoy-Bruno, Michael J. Barratt, Andrew C. Heath, Jeffrey I. Gordon, et. al. Microbial liberation of N-methylserotonin from orange fiber in gnotobiotic mice and humans. Cell, vol. 185, no. 14, 27 June 2022. Abstract
Marios Koutsakos and Ali H. Ellebedy. Long Live the Plasma Cell: The Basis of Sustained Humoral Immunity. The Journal of Immunology. 1 July 2022; 209:3-4. Article
Alicia N. Lyle, Fidelia Pokuah, Dennis J. Dietzen, et al. Current State of Pediatric Reference Intervals and the Importance of Correctly Describing the Biochemistry of Child Development. JAMA Pediatrics, 2022;176(7):699-714. Abstract
Abraham J. Qavi, Krista Meserve, M. Javad Aman, Hong Vu, Larry Zeitlin, John M. Dye, Jeffrey W. Froude, Daisy W. Leung, Lan Yang, Frederick W. Holtsberg, Ryan C. Bailey, Gaya K. Amarasinghe. Rapid detection of an Ebola biomarker with optical microring resonators. Cell Reports Methods, vol. 2, no. 6, 8 June 2022. Abstract
Behzad Salari, Louis P. Dehner. Juvenile and adult xanthogranuloma: A 30-year single-center experience and review of the disorder and its relationship to other histiocytoses. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, vol. 58, June 2022, 151940. Abstract
Kwaku Tawiah, Laurel Jackson, Catherine Omosule, Claire Ballman, Bobby Shahideh, Mitchell G Scott, Gillian Murtagh, and Christopher W. Farnsworth. Serial cardiac biomarkers for risk stratification of patients with COVID-19. Clinical Biochemistry, 9 June 2022. Abstract
Jonathan Kipnis, PhD
$595,000 from Cure Alzheimer's Fund for "Brain Entry & Exit Consortium: Crosstalk of CNS barriers and clearance routes in homeostasis and Alzheimer's disease"
Ta-Chiang Liu, MD, PhD
$150,000 from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation for "Autophagy shapes Debaryomyces hansenii invasion in Crohn's disease"
Kenneth Murphy, MD, PhD
- $2,787,883 from NIH for "Molecular Basis of cDC1 Development"
Steven Teitelbaum, MD
- $39,413 from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital for "Sonnenwirth Lecture Award"
Xiaoxiao Wan, PhD
- $750,000 from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International for "Assess the antigenic profile in human T1D: from b-cell crinophagy to peripheral blood"
Melanie Yarbrough, PhD
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
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