Department of Pathology News

Harry Ostrer, MD, featured in National Geographic

Monday, June 10, 2013

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Recent News

New Insights into Breast Cancer Spread Could Yield Better Tests and Treatments

Maja Oktay, MD, PhD
Maja Oktay, MD, PhD

A study, led by Einstein-Montefore pathology researchers, found that combining tumor cells from patients with breast cancer with a laboratory model of blood vessel lining provides the most compelling evidence so far that a specific trio of cells is required for the spread of breast cancer. The findings could lead to better tests for predicting whether a woman's breast cancer will spread and to new anti-cancer therapies. The study was published in Science Signaling

Repairing nerve cell damage from multiple sclerosis

Bridget Shafit-Zagardo
Bridget Shafit-Zagardo, PhD

For over 30 years, Einstein Pathology researcher Bridget Shafit-Zagardo, PhD, has worked to understand MS and give people suffering from the neurological disease hope.




CUNY-TV Interviews Dr. Herbert Tanowitz

Herbert Tanowitz, MD

CUNY-TV interviews Herbert Tanowitz, MD, on the rising spread of infectious diseases to non-endemic areas. Dr. Tanowitz is professor in the departments of pathology and of medicine (infectious diseases).  His laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of chagastic heart disease, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi.  )Interview starts at minute 3:30)  

Advancing NeuroAIDS Research

Einstein Graduate Dionna Williams, PhD, is heading to Johns Hopkins for a postdoctoral fellowship to further investigate NeuroAIDS. Full story 



Experimental pathology aims to define disease in terms of fundamental molecular and cellular processes. Research in our Department is focused on critical issues in multiple disease classes. Areas of focus include 

Research in each of these areas is highly interactive, and the Department strives for a collegial atmosphere in which collaborations can flourish. This effort is conducted through a variety of department-level activities, including regular meetings to discuss work in progress and a departmental retreat at which students, postdoctoral fellows, residents and faculty all have opportunity to present and discuss their research.

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