Research

All pathology faculty are involved in investigative studies that vary from basic research to translational research to clinicopathologic analyses and case reports. A wide variety of diseases involving multiple organs are being studied including cancers, benign neoplasms and non-neoplastic or inflammatory conditions.

Faculty Research Interests
Jerrold L. Abraham, MD Environmental and occupational pulmonary diseases; scanning electron microscopy and x-ray microanalysis studies. Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis; gadolinium (Gd) toxicity.
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Katalin Banki, MD Molecular biology of autoimmune diseases. The role of transaldolase and the pentose phosphate shunt in apoptosis.
Ann Barker-Griffith, MD Complications of ocular trauma; ocular region tumors; elastic tissues in ocular surface disease.
Sylva Bem, MD Histopathology and Immunopathology of malignant lymphomas.
Gustavo de la Roza, MD Oncological surgical pathology with special interest in breast, urological, and musculoskeletal pathology.
Ola El-Zammar, MD Classification of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung. EGFR mutation and amplification in adenocarcinoma of lung using gene sequencing, FISH, and immunohistochemistry.
Eileen A. Friedman, PhD The role of Mirk kinase in cancer progression.
Nick J. Gonchoroff, DrPH Cell kinetics of tumors; molecular and immunological identification of tumor cells; rare event detection using the flow cytometer; tumor infiltrating lymphocytes; flow cytometry.
Robert E. Hutchison, MD Pathology of Leukemia and lymphoma; Oncogene inhibition.
Anna-Luise Katzenstein, MD Interstitial lung disease (usual interstitial pneumonia, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, non-specific interstitial pneumonia, smoking related interstitial pneumonia), lung cancer, Wegener's granulomatosis, lymphomatoid granulomatosis, lung infections.
Kamal K. Khurana, MD Interventional Cytopathology, pathologic correlation, head and neck cytology.
Deanna L. Kiska, PhD Molecular detection and identification of microorganisms; detection of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms.
Steve K. Landas, MD Cardiovascular pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, urologic pathology.
Scott Riddell, PhD Molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases; antimicrobial susceptibility testing; infection control and molecular epidemiology.
Lazaro G. Rosales, MD Transfusion medicine, hemapheresis, progenitor cell and solid organ transplantation.
Paul F. Shanley, MD Mechanisms of renal injury.
Antony E. Shrimpton, PhD Identification, mutation characterization, and family screening in human diseases, in particular the genes for idiopathic Congenital Vertical Talus (CVT), Familial Encephalopathy with Neuroserpin inclusion bodies (FENIB), Dent Disease, and autism genetics.
Constance K. Stein, PhD Investigation of chromosomal fragile associate sites, cytogenic and molecular characterization of malignant tumors, chromosome imprinting, investigation of chromosomal anomalies, clinical applications of FISH.
Arthur H. Tatum, MD, PhD Kidney pathology, autoimune disease, transplant rejection.
Gregory A. Threatte, MD Laboratory automation. Informatics.
Neerja Vajpayee, MD Non Hodgkin lymphoma.
Alfredo Valente, MD Molecular biology of soft tissue and bone tumors; oncological surgical pathology.
Shengle Zhang, MD Molecular oncology and its clinical application.