Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A New Light Could Diagnose Kidney Disease FasterA new super-resolution microscope could enable doctors to diagnose kidney diseases earlier and faster - and for less cost.
The discovery, made by researchers in the Department of Pathology at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in collaboration with physicists at the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland, UK, has led to a new method for diagnosing nephrotic syndrome in the kidney
Malaria: Progress and PromiseFrom the lab to the field, Drs. Mahalia Desruisseaux and Kami Kim are among the Einstein-Montefiore scientists that are actively seeking new treatments for the deadly mosquito-borne illness—with a special focus on cerebral malaria.
CytoGenomics Director Honored at Global Cancer SummitK.H. Ramesh, PhD, ABMGG, FACMGG, was recently honored as a panel chair and keynote speaker at the Global Cancer Summit 2015: An International Collaborative Conference, held November 19-20, in Bangalore, India. Dr. Ramesh, Director of Cancer CytoGenomics at Montefiore Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pathology at Einstein, presented and discussed “HER2 Genetic Heterogeneity and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Analysis in Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer.” The conference, which was held in memory of Senator M. Edward Kennedy, was attended by 700 delegates from 30 countries.
Einstein-Montefiore Breast Cancer Researchers Awarded Avon Foundation GrantRachel Hazan, PhD, and Susan Fineberg, MD, were awarded a grant from the Avon Foundation for Women to facilitate their collaborative study on the role of cell cycle inhibitor P21 in triple negative breast cancer, in primary tumors and in the metastatic setting.
Reeling in the Structure of a Ubiquitous Parasite Postdoctoral researcher Tadakimi Tomita was raised on a mushroom farm in Japan; his love for nature inspired his research and passion for science. Working in the laboratory of Dr. Louis Weiss, Dr. Tomita discovered and characterized a novel glycoprotein responsible for structural integrity of the Toxoplasma gondii cell wall.
On Science, Life, and Love in New York CityMike Veenstra, a Dutch PhD student in Dr. Joan Berman's lab, was interviewed last month by Oost TV as part of a series on people from the Overijssel region of the Netherlands who currently work and live in New York City. In this series, Mike discusses (in Dutch) his science, life in NYC - and what first brought him to the United States. Although the interview was conducted in Dutch - without subtitles - we’ve loosely summarized the video. Please take a look here.
See Test & Treat: Free Cancer Screenings for Underserved WomenA team of Montefiore pathologists and clinicians from the departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Radiology provided free cervical and breast cancer screenings recently to over 40 underserved women ages 21 to 64 at the annual See Test & Treat® program, held at Montefiore Advanced Imaging, part of the Moses Division of Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.
Inspiring the Next Generation of PathologistsThe Pathologist magazine interviews Dr. Michael Prystowsky about his career, heading up one of the busiest pathology services in the US, and how pathologists can demonstrate their value.
Montefiore Pathologist Focuses on Training to Improve Testing Access in Rwanda.
Podcast: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) interviews Dr. Tiffany Hebert on her experience training a Rwandan physician to perform pathology testing services as part of a comprehensive program to improve screening methods and reduce the number of Rwandan women who die from HIV-related cancers.
Pathology Research Funding ProgramThe Department of Pathology has established a funding program to encourage residents and fellows to participate in clinical pilot research projects. Up to $2,000 will be awarded per research project, for projects of up to two years in duration. The newly-formed Clinical-Translational Research Committee will assist in the review of proposals, which may be submitted two times per year.
Aging-related Changes Detected in Lymph Vessels
Einstein scientist have explained for the first time how aging affects lymph vessels and the flow of lymph in the body. Findings expected to be published in May issue of Aging Cell.
A Faster Approach to Identifying Bacteria
The Montefiore microbiology lab is using MALDI-TOF mass spectometry, an innovative technology that can identify bacteria in minutes.
Jyothi Nagajyothi, PhD, Awarded RO1 Grant from NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Dr. Jyothi Nagajyothi will further her research program investigating the link between Chagas disease and metabolic disorders.
The Department of Pathology Welcomes Dr. Evan Cadoff, New Vice Chair
Evan Cadoff, MD, MBA will manage the reorganization of Montefiore’s laboratory services and facilitate the expansion of programs.
Battling Breast Cancer in Ethiopia
Dr. Carol Harris's work with local caregivers & leaders is addressing Ethiopia's growing breast cancer rates.
New Insights into Breast Cancer Spread Could Yield Better Tests and Treatments
A new study provides compelling evidence that a specific trio of cells is required for the spread of breast cancer. The study was published in Science Signaling.
Repairing nerve cell damage from multiple sclerosis"
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
CUNY-TV interviews Dr. Herbert Tanowitz 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)
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.
The Department of Pathology has established a research funding program to encourage residents and fellows to participate in clinical pilot research projects. Up to $2,000 will be awarded per research project, for projects of up to two years in duration.
Thomas Belbin, PhD
Joan W. Berman, PhD
Tina Calderon, PhD
Linda Cannizzaro, PhD
Mahalia Desruisseaux, MD, PhD
Amy Fox, MD
David Fooksman, PhD
Rachel Hazan, PhD
Huan Huang, MD
Fernando Macian, MD, PhD
Maja Oktay, MD, PhD
Harry Ostrer, MD
Thomas J. Ow, MD
Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD
Moshe Sadofsky, MD, PhD
Laura Santambrogio, MD, PhD
Rani Sellers, DVM, PhD
Bridget Shafit-Zagardo, PhD
Herbert Tanowitz, MD
Louis Weiss, MD