Department of Pathology

Recently Published Research 2017

 MayaMaja H. Oktay, MD, PhD, professor of pathology and of anatomy & structural biology, is a co-author of a study, “Neoadjuvant chemotherapy induces breast cancer metastasis through a TMEM-mediated mechanism,” published in Science Translational Medicine (July 5, 2017).  


The study received wide media coverage: 


 Ramos-RiveraGloria Ramos-Rivera, MD, is the lead author of a study, “The ATHENA HPV study underrepresents ‘other’ high-risk HPV genotypes when compared with a diverse New York City population,” published in Cytopathology (July 21, 2017).  Dr. Ramos-Rivera and her co-authors -- Drs. Samer N. Khader, Sigfred Lajara, Kathie Schlesinger, D. Yitzchak Goldstein, Rizwan C. Naeem, Mark J. Suhrland and Amy S. Fox -- comprise the Pathology Department’s HPV Working Group. Dr. Ramos-Rivera completed her residency in pathology at Montefiore Einstein in 2017. She is presently a fellow in the Pathology Department’s Cytopathology Fellowship Program headed by Dr. Khader. 


 louis-weissRecently published research studies from the Laboratory of Louis M.Weiss, MD, MPH: 

“Microsporidia: Obligate Intracellular Pathogens within the Fungal Kingdom,” Microbiology Spectrum, April 2017.  

 “Toxoplasma Gondii Requires Glycogen Phosphorylase for Balancing Amylopectin Storage and for Efficient Production of Brain Cysts,” mBio, August 29, 2017.  

                      This paper was chosen for the website Faculty 1000 

 “Identification of Compounds That Suppress Toxoplasma Gondii Tachyzoites and Bradyzoites,” PLOS One, June 13, 2017.  

 “The Role of Microsporidian Polar Tube Protein 4 (PTP4) in Host Cell Infection,” PLOS Pathogens, April 20, 2017.  

“Comparative Monomethylarginine Proteomics Suggests that Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) is a Significant Contributor to Arginine Monomethylation in Toxoplasma Gondii,” Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, April 2017. 

             This paper is adapted from the thesis project of Rama R. Yakubu, PhD. 

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