Grand Rounds Archive

Spring 2020

January 8

Saar I Gill, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"CAR-T cells 2020"

January 15

Anthony A.  Killeen, MD, PhD
Ellis S. Benson Professor
Director, Clinical Laboratories
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota - TC

"Using large clinical laboratory datasets to study biological variation"

January 22

Mahmoud Khalifa, MD, PhD
Professor and Donald F. Gleason MD, PhD Professorship in Surgical Pathology
Director, Anatomic Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota - TC

"Endometrial cancer pathology: An evolutionary story"

January 29

Bartosz Grzywacz, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Hematopathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota - TC

"Clinical and research studies on Natural Killer cells in hematopathology and immunotherapy"

 

February 5

*CANCELLED*

Meaghan Hupp, MD
PGY IV
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota - TC
 
"College of American Pathologists Proficiency Testing and Laboratory Accreditation Program"

February 12

Sara Hamilton Hart, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota - TC

"Prevention of cerebral pathology during severe malaria"

February 19

Aastha Chauhan, MD
PGYIV
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota - TC

"Role of cytology cell blocks for PD-L1 testing in advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma: An institutional experience"

February 26

Huihui Ye, MD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor
Chief, Genitourinary Pathology
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

"Pathology of genitourinary tumors in the era of molecular medicine"

 

March 4

Robert Bast, Jr., MD
Vice President for Translational Research
Internist and Professor of Medicine
Department of Experimental Therapeutics
Division of Cancer Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

"Early detection of ovarian cancer:  An update"

March 11

Dina Greene, PhD
Technical Director, Kaiser Washington Laboratories 
Clinical Associate Professor 
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 
 
"Breaking down gender for cis to trans"

March 18

Luis A. Ortiz, MD
Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, Department of Medicine
and Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Pitt Public Health
Pittburgh, Pennsylvania
 
"Of vesicles and right ventricles: How MSC improve pulmonary fibrosis" 

March 25  *CANCELLED*

Navdeep S. Chandel, PhD
David W. Cugell MD, Professor
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
 
 

April 1 - *NOTE* - All Grand Rounds will be presented via Zoom. 

Claudia S. Cohn, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
Director, Blood Bank Laboratory 
Associate Director, Clinical Laboratories
University of Minnesota Medical School 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 
 

 

April 8 

Gerald Berry, MD
Professor of Pathology
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, California

"Giant Cell Arteritis: What have we learned about the pathogenesis"

   

April 15 

Jeremy Segal, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

"A multi-institutional collaborative effort to drive cost reduction and standardization of academic oncology next generation sequencing diagnostics"  

 

April 22 - *CANCELLED*

Chunhai Hao, MD, PhD
Bicentennial Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

 

April 29

Adam Bagg, MD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

“B-cells behaving badly: A better basis to behold belligerence in small B-cell lymphomas”

 

May 6 

Laura Lamps, MD
Godfrey Dorr Stobbe Professor and Director
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Patient Safety Officer
Department of Pathology
Michigan Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan  

 
"Emerging Infections: historical perspectives, precipitating factors, and pathologic diagnosis" 

 

May 13 

Ameeta Kelekar, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota Medical School - TC

"Reprogramming immune- and cancer-cell metabolism with small proteins and metabolites"   

 

May 20

Raouf Nakhleh, MD
Professor of Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida  

"Evidence Based Laboratory Practice Guidelines"

 

May 27

David Parham, MD
Chief, Director and Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California 

"Rhabdomyosarcoma: from obscurity to clarity in diagnosis and classification"

Fall 2019

September 11

Kenny Beckman, PhD
Director, University of Minnesota Genomics Center (UMGC)
Adjunct faculty member in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota
 

 

September 18

Wenqing Cao, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Service
Director, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship Program
NYU Langone Health, New York, New York

"Studies on diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in gatrointestinal and liver malignancies"

 

September 25

Shelly Williams, MD
Transfusion Fellow
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

“The Life of an NK cell: A Manufacturing and Cell Therapy Perspective”

 

October 2

Eran Andrechek, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Michigan State University 

"Sequencing mouse models of breast cancer reveals altered regulation of signaling pathways and tumor micro-environment"

 

October 9

Jesse Seegmiller, PhD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Chemistry
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Assessment of renal function:  Gold standards to new innovations"

 

October 16

Richard S. Vander Heide, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor
LSU Health, School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

“The cardiac cytoskeleton:  Not just a bag of bones”

 

October 23

C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Service Leader of Neuropathology
Director of Neuropathology Fellowship Program
UW School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

"UW Precision Neuropathology Core: Integrating traditional methods with quantitative approaches to advance brain science"  

 

October 30

Hatem Sabaawy, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey

“Patient derived organoids as a platform for drug testing in precision medicine oncology”

 

November 6

David H. Ingbar, MD
Professor, Medicine, Pediatrics and Integrative Biology & Physiology
Director, Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Division
CTSI Associate Director;  Education, Career Development & Training (CTSI-Ed)
Executive Director, Center for Lung Science and Health
University of Minnesota 

"CTSI training opportunities"

 

November 13

Ed Stelow, MD
Professor of Pathology
School of Medicine
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia   

"Classification of sinonasal carcinoma"  

 

November 20

*CANCELLED*

Danny R. Welch, PhD
Professor
Cancer Biology, School of Medicine
KU Medical Center
The University of Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas

"Mitochondrial polymorphisms as contributors to metastasis and other complex diseases"

 

December 4

Thomas Giordano, MD, PHD
Henry Clay Bryant Professor of Pathology
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Molecular Pathology Research Laboratory
Department of Pathology
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 

"Evolving insights into thyroid cancer from genetics and genomics"

 

December 11

Carlos Torres Cabala, MD
Department of Pathology
Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

“Navigating cutaneous lymphomas: integrating clinical, pathological, and molecular findings in the routine practice”

 

December 18

Sophie Arbefeville, MD 
Assistant Professor 
Infectious Disease and Diagnostic Laboratories
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota 

“Sequencing in the clinical infectious diseases diagnostic laboratory: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

 

Spring 2019

January 9

Gregory A. Fishbein, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

"Lung transplantation pathology: Overview and update"

January 16

Bronwyn H. Bryant, MD
Pathologist Assistant Professor
Larner College of Medicine
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont

"Entrustable professional activities: A practical tool for pathology graduate education"

January 23

Daniel Kurtycz, MD
Faculty
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin

"The development of a standard terminology: The Milan System for reporting salivary gland cytopathology"

February 6

Regina Plummer, DO
PGY4
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota 

"The role of flow cytometry in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal hematolymphoid neoplasms"

February 13

Aaron Barnes, MD, PhD
PGY3 – CP Only
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota 

"Birds of a Feather: Enterococcus faecalis biofilm colonization in mammalian model systems"

February 20

Karin Rodland, PhD
Researcher, Integrative Omics
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, Washington

"Proteogenomics and Pathways: Functional insights from integrated omics"

February 27

Alexander Wyatt, PhD
Assistant Professor Department of Urology
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

"Plasma circulating tumor DNA and therapy response prediction in metastatic prostate cancer"

March 6

Amy Beckman, MD 
PGY4 
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
University of Minnesota

"The cytogenomic landscape of myeloid neoplasms in Down syndrome"

March 13

Robert F. Padera, Jr. MD, PhD
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Department of Pathology 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

"Medical device pathology: Rise (and fall) of the machines"

March 20

Loren Wold, PhD
Associate Professor 
Physiology and Cell Biology
College of Medicine, Ohio State University 
Columbus, Ohio

"External triggers of CV dysfunction: role of particulate matter exposure"

March 27

Brian Steffen, PhD
Researcher 

and 

Michael Tsai, PhD
Professor 
Division of Research
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
University of Minnesota

"Risk enhancing factors for ASCVD and heart failure: an update"

April 3

Jason Baron, MD 
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Core Laboratories, Pathology Services 
Massachusetts General 
Boston, Massachusetts

"Enhancing laboratory diagnosis through analytics and AI"

April 10

John N. Eble, MD 
Chair, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
School of Medicine, Indiana University 
Indianapolis, Indiana  

"Cystic nephroma and mixed epitheial and stromal tumor"

April 17

Ralph Deberadinis, MD, PhD
Chief and Professor 
Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

"Metabolic heterogeneity and liabilities in cancer"

April 24

James M. Musser, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Pathology & Genomic Medicine
Professor of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College 
Houston, Texas

"The many secret lives of Streptococcus pyogenes, a flesh-eating pathogen"

May 1

Lynette M. Sholl, MD 
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology 
Harvard Medical School 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital 
Boston, Massachusetts

"Mutational pattern recognition: Implications for diagnosis and prediction in solid tumors"

May 8

Pepper Schedin, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon 

"Challenging established paradigms in young women’s breast cancer"

May 15

Nicole D. Pecora, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
and Laboratory Medicine and Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Rochester Medical Center 
Rochester, New York 

"Implementation of whole genome sequencing in clinical microbiology"

May 22

Jeffrey Meeusen, PhD
Clinical Chemist and Co-Director
Cardiovascular Laboratory Medicine
Mayo Clinic 
Rochester, Minnesota

"Plasma ceramides predict major adverse cardiovascular events"

May 29

George Birdsong, MD 
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Chief of Service for Anatomic Pathology 
Winship Cancer Institute 
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

"Regulatory and quality assurance issues in cytology: A brief history"

Fall 2018

September 5

Hanlin L. Wang, MD, PhD
Professor; Program Director, GI/Liver Fellowship, Pathology and Lab Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

"Identification of diagnostic markers that differentiate benign from malignant hepatocellular lesions" 

September 12

Nancy M. Dunbar, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
Lebanon, New Hampshire

"Questioning dogma:  A research journey in transfusion medicine" 

September 19

Aqsa Nasir, MBBS
PGY 4 
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
University of Minnesota

"Follicular lymphoma: Clinical significance of Ki-67 proliferative index, PD-L1 & LAG3"

September 26

Michael Gough, PhD
Clinical Research Assistant Professor 
Radiation Medicine, School of Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, Oregon

"Integration of immunotherapy with radiation therapy of cancer"

October 3

Cynthia C. Nast, MD
Professor of Pathology
Director, Renal Pathology
Medical Director, Electron Microscopy
Cedar Sinai
Los Angeles, California 

"Complement-mediated renal lesions"

October 10  

Timothy Kien Amukele, MD, PhD
Chief of Pathology, Clinical Laboratories 
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland

"Medical drones and other innovations to strengthen laboratory medicine in low and middle-income countries" 

October 17    

Martin J. Walsh, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacological Sciences and Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

"lincRNAs, enhancer RNAs and their modifications as emerging principles regulating metabolism, cancer and stem cells" 

October 24    

Aruna Vanikar, MD, PhD 
Professor and Head 
Department of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, Transfusion Services & Immunohematology
Dr. H. L. Trivedi Institute of Transplant Sciences
Ahmedabad Gujarat India

"Transplantation tolerance: Journey from minimization to no conventional immunosuppression" 

October 31

David Stenehjem, PharmD, BCOP
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota - Duluth 

"Real world evidence studies in precision oncology: harnessing the electronic medical record"  

Sponsored by the Division of Molecular Pathology and Genomics

November 7   

William Westra, MD
Vice Chair of Translational Pathology & Chief, 
Surgical Pathology 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

"The changing face of head and neck cancer in the 21st century: HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer and its impact on the practice of pathology"  

November  14           

Shafaat Rabbani, MD
Professor, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
McGill University 
Quebec, CANADA

"Targeting tumor microenvironment and epigenome: Diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic Implications. 
November  28 

Michael Matthay, MD
Professor 
Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research
University of California, San Francisco

"Mesenchymal stromal cells and acute respiratory distress syndrome" 

December 5    

Michelle Mielke, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology 
Mayo Clinic 
Rochester, Minnesota

"Developing biofluid-based biomarkers for operationalizing the new Alzheimer's disease research framework"

December 12  

George Thanassoulis, MD
Assistant Professor 
Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine
Research Institute of the McGill University Health 
Montreal, Quebec
CANADA

"Therapeutics for Aortic Stenosis Using Genetics (TArGet) Program"

December 19
Ahmad AbuSalah, PhD, MSc 
Professor, Institute for Health Informatics 
University of Minnesota 

Spring 2018

January 10, 2018
Katie Sackett, DO, MS
PGY-4
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

"An analysis of post-transplant back-type formation: Comparing cord blood, peripheral blood, and bone marrow sources"

January 17, 2018 
Jason Locasale, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Duke Center for Genomic & Computation Biology
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

“Cancer metabolism and epigenetics”

January 24, 2018

Kevin Ha, DO
PGY-4
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

"A walk through therapeutic apheresis" 

January 31, 2018

Lon R. White, PhD
Clinical Professor, Geriatric Medicine
Kuakini Medical Center
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Manoa, Hawaii

"Recent progress toward understanding the pathogenesis of late-life dementia"

February 7, 2018

Anja Nohe, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences 
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

Development of new potential therapeutics for skeletal diseases

February 14, 2018

Carrie Inwards, MD
Departments of Anatomic Pathology, Orthopedic Oncology, 
and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
Mayo Clinic 
Rochester, Minnesota

"Chondrosarcoma:  Evolution of diagnostic concepts"

February 21, 2018
Jessica Gruenberg, MD
PGY-4
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

"Soft tissue neoplasms: Review of fibromatosis and update on treatment guidelines"

February 28, 2018
Bruce Smolller, MD
Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center 
Rochester, New York
March 7, 2018

Victor Santiago, MD
PGY-4
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

"Are hematogones heroes or villians after transplant?"

March 14, 2018

Leticia Quintanillade Fend, MD
Director, Core Facility 
Institute of Pathology, University Hospital and Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Tubingen, Germany

"EBV+ T cell and NK cell lymphoproliferative diseases of childhood and other EBV-associated disorders" 

March 21, 2018

Joseph Rudolf, MD
Assistant Professor 
Director of LMP Informatics 
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
University of Minnesota

"Using secondary data to enhance the value of pathology and laboratory services" 

March 28, 2018

Michael Laposata, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Pathology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

"The diagnostic management team: An essential leadership role for pathologists" 

April 4, 2018

Trevor Shepherd, PhD
Associate Professor 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
and Anatomy & Cell Biology
London Regional Cancer Program 
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Western Ontario
Canada

"Deciphering stress-induced survival mechanisms that support the spread of ovarian cancer"

April 11, 2018

Chad Cowan, PhD
Harvard Cell Institute 
Harvard Medical School 

"Investigating metabolic disease with human pluripotent stem cells"

 

  • Understand the current use of human pluripotent stem cells for modeling metabolic disease;
  • Apply modern gene-editing techniques to understand the genetic causes of metabolic disease;
  • Develop a strategy to identify novel therapeutics for metabolic disease

 

Sponsored by the Division of Molecular Pathology and Genomics 

April 18, 2018

Sara Hamilton Hart, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
University of Minnesota

"The impact of immune experience on T cell responses to infection and vaccination"

April 25, 2018

Mark Haas, MD, PhD 
Professor of Pathology 
University of California - Los Angeles 

"The pathogenesis and pathologic findings associated with disease progression and therapeutic response in IgA nephropathy"

May 2, 2018

Felix Feng, MD 
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology: Urology; and Medicine
Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Director of Translational Research
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of California, San Francisco

"Understanding the prostate cancer genome: From biomarker discovery to clinical application"  

May 9, 2018

Jason Hornick, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital 
Boston, Massachusetts

"The evolution of immunohistochemistry for soft tissue tumors: From differentiation to molecular genetics"  

May 16, 2018
Nicole D. Pecora, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology 
and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York

Clinical pathogen genomics: Implementation and applications
Sponsored by the Division of Molecular Pathology and Genomics
May 23, 2018

Timothy Allen, MD, JD, FCAP, FSCAP
Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology
Laboratory Director, Department of Laboratory Services 
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas

"Coping with medical malpractice"

May 30, 2018
Robert Englander, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education 
University of Minnesota Medical School 

Fall 2017

September 6, 2017

Todd E. Druley, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Washington University School of Medicine 
St. Louis, Missouri

"Improving minimal residual disease detection via error-corrected DNA and RNA sequencing"

Sponsored by the Division of Molecular Pathology and Genomics

September 13, 2017

Lydia Pleotis Howell, MD
Professor and Chair
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 
University of California – Davis

Growing Our Own in Academic Pathology:  Faculty Development, Leadership and Diversity  

September 20, 2017

Haodong Xu, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Updates in lung cancer classification and staging" 

September 27, 2017

Ellen J. Beswick, PhD
Assistant Professor
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
School of Medicine
University of New Mexico

"G-CSF in colorectal cancer: compelling good cells to behave badly"

October 4, 2017

James R. Wright, Jr., MD, PhD
Professor
Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Paediatrics
University of Calgary/Alberta Health Services – Calgary
CANADA

"The Calgary Laboratory Services Clinical and Academic Mode

October 11, 2017

Feng Vankee Lin, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor 
School of Nursing 
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

"Mechanistic discovery for neuroplasticity-based behavioral interventions among groups at risk for Alzheimer's disease"

October 18. 2017
Peter B. Bitterman, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Research
Associate Director, M.D./Ph.D. Program
University of Minnesota Medical School
 
October 25, 2017

Brendan F. Boyce, MBChB
Professor 
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

The pathology and biology of skeletal and extra-skeletal osteoclast-rich lesions

November 1, 2017
Lucian R. Chirieac, MD
Associate Professor 
Pathology
Harvard Medical School 
Boston, Massachusettes
 
November 8, 2017

Bernard Weissman, PhD
Professor 
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and 
Pediatrics 
Cancer Genetics
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

"The role of SWI/SNF complex mutations in human tumor development"

November 15, 2017
Heather Stefanski MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant
University of Minnesota 

"Improving immunity post bone-marrow transplant"

November 29, 2017

David Masopust, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology 
University of Minnesota Medical School 
Minneapolis, MN 

December 6, 2017

Alan T. Remaley, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator
Lipoproteiin Metabolism Section 
NHLBI, National Institutes of Health 
Bethesda, Maryland

"Hypertriglyceridemia and novel apoC-II mimetic peptide treatment" 

December 13, 2017

Sean Davidson, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati

"High density lipoprotein: A structured platform for cardiovascular and immune functions"

December 20, 2017

Anthony A. Killeen, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Medical School, University of Minnesota 
Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Lowering the bar for blood pressure goals: The SPRINT hypertension trial"

Spring 2017

Jan 11, 2017
Ioana Moisini, MD, PhD
Cytopathology Fellow
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota  
 
 
Jan 18, 2017 
Mahmoud Khalifa, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Division of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota 
 
 
Jan 25, 2017
Scott Gilles, MD, PGYIV
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota 
 
 
Feb 1, 2017
Crystal Cordell, MD
Surgical Pathology Fellow
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota
 
 
Feb 8, 2017
 
Elizabeth Courville, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota 
 
 
Feb 15, 2017
Kenneth Van Golen, PhD
Associate Professor and Senior Research Scientist
the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
 
 
Feb 22, 2017
Maryam Shahi, MD
AP/CP Resident, PGY-5
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota
 
 
March 1, 2017
Susan Berry, MD 
Division Director for Genetics and Metabolism
Department of Pediatrics 
University of Minnesota 
 
 
March 8, 2017 
Jonathan Irish, PhD
Assistant Professor
Cancer Biology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee  
 
March 15, 2017
Michael T. Lewis, PhD
Associate Professor
Breast Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
 
 
March 22, 2017 
Stephanie Kinney, MD
Blood Bank Fellow
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota
 
 
March 29, 2017 
Danni Li, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director
Clinical Chemistry
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota
 
 
April 5, 2017
Deborah E. Powell, MD
Director of Medical Student Education
Dean Emerita and Professor 
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
 
 
April 12, 2017
Shijie Sheng, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, Michigan

"Dysregulation of intrinsic epithelial differentiation control in tumor progression and drug response"

April 19, 2017
Ann Parr, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery 
Assistant Professor, Stem Cell Institute
Medical School, University of Minnesota
 
 
April 26, 2017
Ricardo V. Lloyd, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin
 
 
May 3, 2017
Scott Kaufmann, MD, PhD
Professor of Oncology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
 
“BAK, BCL2 and the response to anticancer therapy”
 
May 10, 2017

Ronny Drapkin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Leveraging Insights from genomics and pathogenesis to target ovarian cancer”

May 17, 2017

Tom Gdniak, PhD
Blood Bank Fellow
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota 

"Pathogen inactivation of blood products"

May 24, 2017
Christopher Crum, MD
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Division Chief, Women’s and Perinatal Pathology
Boston, Massachusetts
May 31, 2017
Betsy Hirsch, PhD
Professor, Division of Molecular Pathology and Genomics
and Michelle Dolan, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Molecular Pathology and Genomics
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
University of Minnesota 

Fall 2016

Sept 7, 2016
Matthew Meredith, PhD
Cytogenetics Fellow
University of Minnesota

"Genomic characterization of T-ALL:  A TALL order"

Sept 14, 2016
Kanishka Sircar, MD
Associate Professor
Genitourinary Pathology
Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas  

"Renal cell carcinoma:  tumor grading and oncocytic neoplasms"

Sept 21, 2016
Raj Mody, MD
Medical Director
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Prevention and Control Division
Minnesota Department of Health
St Paul, Minnesota 

"Zika virus update"

Sept 28, 2016
Simon Raphael, MD, FRCPC
Professor and Anatomic Pathology Program Director
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

"Hospital mergers"

Oct 5, 2016 
Gabor J. Tigyi, MD, PhD
Professor of Physiology, UTHSC
Professor of Physiology and Chemistry
University of Memphis
Harriet S. Van Vleet Chair in Oncology Research
Associate Director for Basic Science
UT Cancer Institute
Memphis, Tennessee 

“Targeting tumor invasion, therapeutic resistance, and the metastatic niche via the Autotoxin–LPA receptor axis”

Oct 12, 2016
Lili-naz Hazrati, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Pathology
Pediatric Laboratory Medicine
Toronto General Hospital
University of Toronto, Canada

"Tackling concussion beyond Hollywood"

Oct 19, 2016  
Matthew Katus, MD
Surgical Pathology Fellow
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota 

"Sellar and Parasellar Tumors: The University of Minnesota Medical Center Experience"

Oct 26, 2016
David L. Murray, MD, PhD
Consultant and Co-Director of Protein Immunology Laboratory
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota  

“Beyond electrophoresis: A new look at circulating immunoglobulins”

Nov 2, 2016
Ganesh Raj, MD, PhD
Associate Professor Urology
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, Texas

"Novel agents in therapy-sensitive and therapy- resistant breast and prostate cancer" 

Nov 9, 2016
Timothy Moss, MD, PhD
Molecular Genetics Fellow
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

"Manipulating the link between hemihyperplasia and cancer" 

Nov 16, 2016

Raquel Walsh Jahnke, DO

Hematopathology Fellow
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

"Red cell alloimmunization rates in patients undergoing cord blood versus peripheral blood and bone marrow transplant: a historial perspective"

November 30, 2016
Karen Frank, MD, PhD
Chief, Microbiology Service
Department of Laboratory Medicine
NIH Clinical Center Senior Staff
Bethesda, Maryland

"The spread of resistant gram negative bacteria"

Dec 7, 2016 
Sharon E. Plon, MD, Ph.D. 
Professor of Pediatrics - Oncology and Molecular and Human Genetics
Director of the Neurofibromatosis Clinic and Cancer Genetics Clinical and Research Programs
Texas Children's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Sponsored by the LMP Division of Molecular Pathology and Genomics 

"Implementing clinical whole exome sequencing for the care of children with Mendelian disorders and cancer" 

Dec 14, 2016
Paraic Kenny, PhD
Dr. Jon and Betty Kabara Endowed Chair in Precision Oncology 
Director, Kabara Cancer Center Research Laboratory
Gundersen Medical Foundation
La Crosse, Wisconsin

"Novel approaches to target Amphiregulin, a key mediator of estrogen action in breast cancer" 

Dec 21, 2016
Miro Sekulic, MD, PGYIV
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota
 

Spring 2016

January 6, 2016
Evan Sell, MD
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota 

"Toward Rationality in Thyroid Nodule Management"

January 20, 2016 
Lynn D. Cornell, MD
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Medical Center, Rochester MN 

“Kidney Transplant Protocol Biopsies: Lessons Learned” 

January 27, 2016
M. Celeste Simon, PhD
Scientific Director and Investigator
Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

“Hypoxia, Metabolism and Progression”

February 3, 2016
Shifteh Vahidi, MD, PGY4
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

"Malignant Mesothelioma: An Update"

February 10, 2016
Marie Steiner, MS, MD
Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology,
Pediatric Critical Care, University of Minnesota

"Clinical Effects of Red Cell Storage Duration Study in Cardiac Surgery Patients: Results of RECESS”

February 17, 2016
Jason N. Berman, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MSc
Clinician Scientist in Pediatric Oncology
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology
Staff Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, IWK Health Centre Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
IWK Health Centre

"Gone Fishin’: Evolution of the Zebrafish as a Comprehensive Tool in Cancer Research"

March 2, 2016
David Cartwright, MD
Molecular Genetics Fellow
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

"Utilizing Cytology Preps in the Molecular Diagnostic Lab" 

March 9, 2016
Rebecca Johnson, MD
Chief Executive Officer
American Board of Pathology
Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology, and Immunopathology. 
Former Trustee of ABP from 2002-2012

“American Board of Pathology Continuing Certification Update 2016”

March 16, 2016
Derek Radisky, PhD
Associate Professor of Cancer Biology
Cancer Basic Science
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

"Epithelial and Stromal Alterations that Identify Progression from Benign Breast Disease to Cancer"

March 23, 2016

Jamie Boone, DO
Hematopathology Fellow
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

"Intra-tumor Heterogeneity and Molecular Testing in Colorectal Carcinoma"

March 30, 2016

Mohammed El Hag, MBBS
Surgical Pathology Fellow
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota 

"SOX-17 Expression in Endometrial Carcinoma: A Search for a Prognostic and a Diagnostic Marker"

April 13, 2016

Andrew Evans, MD, PhD, BSc, Associate Professor, Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Toronto

"Digital Pathology for Clinical Uses: Overcoming Barriers of Adoption

April 20, 2016
Josh Lang, MD
Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology
Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin
 
 
April 27, 2016

Jesse Seegmiller, PhD
Clinical Chemistry Fellow
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota 

"Applying Mass Spectrometry in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology"

May 4, 2016

Aliyah Sohani, MD
Hematopathology Service, Department of Pathology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

"Pathology and Global Health: Supporting Diagnosis and Discovery in Resource Challenged Settings"

May 11, 2016

Hari Koul, PhD
Chair and Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Carroll W. Feist Endowed Chair in Cancer
Louisiana State University

“Oxidative Stress and Prostate Cancer:” Role of NOX4 (NADPH Oxidase-4) in Prostate Cancer”

May 18, 2016

Michael Wendt, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Purdue University 

"The Evolution of Growth Factor Receptor Expression During Breast Cancer Metastasis: Insight into Therapeutic Targeting of Late-stage Disease"

Fall 2015

September 3, 2015
Bruce Friedman, MD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Pathology
University of Michigan

“Integrated Diagnostics and Integrated Diagnostic Servers: A New Direction for Pathology Information“

September 16, 2015
Gary S. Stein, PhD
Co-Director, University of Vermont Cancer Center
Chair, Department of Biochemistry
University of Vermont

“The Architecturally Dynamic Genetic and Epigenetic Landscape of Cancer Biology and Pathology”

September 23, 2015
H. Brent Clark, MD, Phd
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

"Pathology and Pathogenesis of Degenerative Ataxias: 25 Years and Counting"

September 30, 2015
Rafael Bejar, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
October 7, 2015
"Review of Spindle Cell Lesions of the Breast"

Prachi Raut
Pathology Resident (PGY-5)
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

“Clinical Genetics of Myelodyplastic Syndromes” 

October 20, 2015
Brynn Levy, MSc (Med), PhD, FACMG
Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology
Director, Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory
Co-Director, Division of Personalized Genomic Medicine
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University Medical Center
& the New York Presbyterian Hospital

"Fundamental Aspects of Noninvasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS)" 

October 21, 2015
Sarah Drawz, MD, PhD
PGY4 Resident
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

"E. coli ST131: A Pandemic Multidrug-Resistant Clone in Our Own Backyard"

November 11, 2015
Rashmin Savani, MD
Professor and Chief of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center

“Hyaluronan and its Receptor RHAMM in Acute Lung Injury”

December 9, 2015
Fang Fan, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Kansas Medical Center

"Evaluating and Reporting Breast Cancer After Neoadjuvant Therapy--Generating a Meaningful Pathology Report" 

December 16, 2015
Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD
Alma B. Maxwell UAHSF Endowed Chair
Chair, Department of Cell, Development and Integrative Biology
Senior Associate Dean for Research
School of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham

“The Role of Protein Kinase CK2 in Cancer and Autoimmunity”