Lecture Series

Pathobiology of Disease Seminar Series

This weekly seminar series is held on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. in room P-135 of the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Date Speaker Title
May 30, 2019 Daria Esterhazy, PhD
Assistant Professor
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 
"Immune Homeostasis via Compartmentalized Gut Lymph Node Drainage"
May 23, 2019 Rhonda Yantiss, MD
Professor of Pathology
Weill Cornel Medical College
New York, NY
"What Happened to Mucinous Adenoma and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei? Is this Evidence-based Medicine or Have We Gone Off the Rails?"
May 16, 2019 Eric Pietras, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO
"Understanding Chronic Inflammatory Disease: Lessons from Hematopoietic Stem Cells"
May 2, 2019 Kira Gritsman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine & Cell Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
"P13 Kinase in Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis"
April 25, 2019 Ping Wang, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Associate Professor of Pathology
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
"Enhancing Diagnostic Solutions to Address Clinical Needs"
April 18, 2019 Geoffrey Wool, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
"Autoimmune Hemostatic and Thrombotic DisordersL Laboratory-based Diagnosis and Management"
March 28, 2019 Gang Huang, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
"Underlying Mechanisms of Myelodysplastic Syndromes"
March 14, 2019 Christopher Weber, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
"Tight Junction Function in the Gut and Beyond"
March 7, 2019 Peter Savage, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
"Regulatory T Cell Choreography Directed by Endogenous Self Ligands"
February 28, 2019 Petur Nielsen, MD
Department of Pathology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
"Chordoma and the tail of the ferret"
February 21, 2019 Todd Druley, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Genetics and Developmental Biology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
"Error-corrected sequencing for MRD and bone marrow transplantation" 
February 7, 2019 Megan Mcnerney, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 
"The role of the 7q tumor suppressor gene, CUX1, in myeloid neoplasia"
January 24, 2019 Nicole A. Cipriani, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Medical Director, Gross Pathology
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
"Where have all the cancers gone? Diagnostic dilemmas in noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasms with papillary like nuclear features (NIFTP)"
January 17, 2019 Amber Pincavage, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clerkship Co-Director, Internal Medicine
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 
"Giving Effective Feedback"
January 10, 2019 Deepa S. Subramaniam, MD, M.Sc. 
Associate Professor
Director, Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Clinic
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Washingon, DC
"Tumor Heterogeneity & Clonal Evolution: Role of Serial Biopsies in Lung Cancer"
Date Speaker Title
December 6, 2018 Dariusz Borys, MD
Professor of Pathology and Orthopedic Surgery
Chief of Orthopedic and Pediatric Pathology
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL 
"Can we Predict Neo-adjuvant Therapy Response in Patients with Osteosarcoma?"
November 8, 2018 Aliya Husain, MD
Thomas Krausz, MD, FRCPath
Jeffrey Schulte, MD
David Chapel, MD

Department of Pathology
The University of Chicago 
Chicago, IL 
"Updates in The University of Chicago Mesothelioma Research"
November 1, 2018 Vickie Jo, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
"Updates in Sinonasal Tract Pathology"
October 11, 2018 Justin Kline, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
"PD-L1 Gene Alterations Identify a Subset of Diffuse Large B cell Lymphoma Harboring a T cell Inflamed Phenotype"
October 4, 2018 Mark Terasaki, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT
"Reconstruction of the Mouse Glomerulus Capillary Network"
May 24, 2018 Hiroyuki Shimada, MD, PhD
Director, Electron Microscopy, Experimental Pathology, and Biorepository
Professor of Pathology (Clinical Scholar)
Keck School of Medicine of USC
"Pathology of Neuroblastoma: An Update"
May 17, 2018 Amer Heider, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of Michigan
Ann Arber, MI
"Pediatric Cytopathology, Is It a Paradigm Shift?"
May 3, 2018 Munir R. Tanas, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa Health Care
Iowa City, IA
"The Hippo Pathway in Sarcomas"
April 19, 2018 Rienk Offringa, PhD
Head, Division of Pancreatic Cancer Research & Head, Department Molecular Oncology of Gastrointestinal Tumors
University Hospital Heidelberg
German Cancer Research Center
Heidelberg, Germany
"Immunotherapeutic Strategies for Countering Recurrence in Patients with Primary Resectable PDAC"
April 5, 2018 Stephen J. Kron, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
Biological Sciences Division, Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
Chicago, IL
"Beyond PD-L1 IHC: Multiplexed Staining of the Tumor Immune Microenvironment for Immunotherapy Diagnostic Pathology"
March 15, 2018 Zhong-Yin Zhang, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Robert C. and Charlotte P. Anderson Chair in Pharmacology
Head, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Director, Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
"Drugging the Undruggable: Therapeutic Potential of Targeting Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases"
February 15, 2018 Aly Azeem Khan, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Chicago, IL
"New Computation Approaches to Understand Immune Function"
January 25, 2018 Chris French, MD
Associate Professor in Pathology
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
"NUT Carcinoma: The Elusive Perfect Target"
January 11, 2018 Mariusz A. Wasik, MD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
"Cancer Biology as the Ultimate Diagnostic and Therapeutic Guidance"