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MCP Graduate Student Koral Campbell Named Rogel Graduate Student Scholar

May 28, 2024 / Phd Program

Congratulations to Koral Campbell, Molecular and Cellular Pathology graduate student on being awarded the Rogel Cancer Center’s TrEC Scholarships Graduate Student Scholarship 2024. Koral’s winning application on The Role of High Fat Diet in Clonal Hematopoiesis and Leukemogenesis earned her a $25,000 award to offset her tuition and fees for 2024. In addition, as a Rogel trainee, she will have priority access to training opportunities and additional scholarships.

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Michael Pitter becomes Dr. Michael Pitter

May 14, 2024 / Phd Program

Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Student Michael Pitter successfully defended his PhD thesis on March 15, 2024, and officially became Michael Pitter, PhD, MS. Pitter completed his thesis research in the laboratory of Dr. Weiping Zou, the Charles B. de Nancrede Professor, Professor of Pathology and Surgery. Pitter’s thesis, “The Role of Peptidyl Arginine Deiminases in Regulating Anti-tumor Responses in Immune Cells” reports on his research which demonstrated that PAD2 and PAD4 enzymatic activity supported tumor growth and when inhibited, may serve as a novel target in the treatment of cancer. He also discovered that PAD4 citrullinated STAT1, controlling STAT1 transcriptional activity, and consequently, MHC-II expression and function in macrophages. This work featured multiple novel findings in macrophage biology which may be exploited for the treatment of cancer and was published in Cell Reports.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Michael Pitter on the successful completion of his PhD!

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MCP Student Gabbi Rozumek awarded 2024 Phyllis M. Wise Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Service

April 12, 2024 / Phd Program

The MCP team is proud to share the news that MCP student Gabrielle "Gabbi" Rozumek is the recipient of the 2024 Phyllis M. Wise Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Service.

Gabbi is very passionate about and dedicated to serving her community. Since 2016, she has touched so many lives by serving in numerous and various capacities. A few of her efforts include:

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Derek Dang becomes Dr. Derek Dang

March 20, 2024 / Phd Program

Molecular and Cellular Pathology graduate student, Derek Dang, successfully defended his thesis, “Beyond the Warburg Effect: A study of metabolic alterations in malignancies of the posterior fossa” on January 19, 2024, becoming Dr. Derek Dang. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Derek Dang on his achievements.

If you are interested in learning more about the MCP Graduate Program, click here or email Dr. Jeff Rual at jrual@med.umich.edu.

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Sahiti Marella becomes Dr. Sahiti Marella

December 6, 2023 / Phd Program

Congratulations to Dr. Sahiti Marella on successfully defending her PhD dissertation entitled “Regulatory Networks that Govern the Esophageal Epithelial Proliferative Response in Eosinophilic Esophagitis Endotypes."

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MCP Student Derek Dang Secures Prestigious Fellowship Position

November 30, 2023 / Phd Program

Students who train in our Molecular and Cellular Pathology graduate program find a broad range of opportunities before them as they graduate.  Whether they wish to remain in academia, go to industry or pursue another path, their options are plentiful. Derek Dang, who will be defending his dissertation soon, decided to pursue a path that is taking him to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He was accepted into the prestigious Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) Fellowship.

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MCP Graduate Student Madeline Sykes Awarded Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant

November 27, 2023 / Phd Program

Congratulations to Molecular and Cellular Pathology graduate student, Madeline Sykes, on being selected for a 2023 Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant. These grants are awarded to students based on the quality of their research proposals and are used toward funding experiments for their thesis work.

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22nd Annual Molecular and Cellular Pathology Research Symposium Held November 3rd

November 9, 2023 / Phd Program
On November 3rd in the Biomedical Science Research Building's Khan Auditorium, the 22nd Annual Pathology Research Symposium began. This year the symposium featured lectures, panel, and poster sessions from a variety of individuals from the Molecular and Cellular Pathology program, including Department of Pathology faculty, Michigan Medicine staff, and visiting professor and keynote speaker Charles Mullighan, MBBS (Hons), MSc, MD Departm
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MCP Graduate Student Michael Pitter Receives Trainee Abstract Award

October 16, 2023 / Announcement

The Department of Pathology invites you to join us as we congratulate our Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Student, Michael Pitter, on being selected for the 2023 American Association of Immunologists Trainee Abstract Award. As the award recipient, Michael was invited to deliver an oral presentation at IMMUNOLOGY2023 in Washington DC.

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Welcome Reception Introduces New Trainees and Faculty

October 6, 2023 / Events

The Department of Pathology welcomed 7 new graduate students, 7 new residents, 10 new ACGME fellows, 10 new non-ACGME fellows/Clinical Instructors and 11 new faculty at its annual Welcome Reception on Wednesday, October 4, 2023.

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22nd Annual Pathology Research Symposium

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This Molecular and Cellular Pathology graduate student event showcases research within the department by faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and PhD students. The day is highlighted by the keynote presentation by Charles Mullighan, MBBS, MSc, MD.

 

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Pathology Residency Open House

September 5, 2023 / Residents

Learn more about residency at the University of Michigan.

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MCP Graduate Students Unwind at Gallup Park

July 26, 2023 / Mcp

Partly sunny skies and temperatures in the low-to-mid 80’s made for perfect conditions for Michigan Medicine Pathology’s Molecular and Cellular Pathology graduate students and their families, faculty, and staff to enjoy a day out at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, July 25th.

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MCP Graduate Student Derek Dang Receives Excellence in Service Award

June 30, 2023 / Mcp

The Department of Pathology is pleased to announce that Molecular and Cellular Pathology (MCP) Graduate Student Derek Dang has been awarded the 2023 Phyllis M. Wise Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Service. This award is granted to graduate students who exhibit a passionate commitment to service in their communities, nationally or internationally.

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9th Annual Developing Future Biologists Short Course is Underway

June 1, 2023 / Education

A week-long, all-expenses-paid trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan in late Spring may sound too good to be true, but for 30 fortunate undergraduate students from around the United States and its territories, this becomes a reality when they are accepted into the annual Developing Future Biologists (DFB) short course.

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MCP Student Sahiti Marella shares her journey to becoming grant funded

March 8, 2023 / Molecular And Genomic Pathology

The Department of Pathology offers the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program (MCP) for students who are interested in translational research – the step between basic science research and clinical care, the “bench-to-bedside” transition. Sahiti Marella is a graduate student in the MCP who was recently awarded her first F31 grant. This is an NIH-funded predoctoral grant that provides awardees with a monthly stipend to support tuition and fees, and funds for training-related costs while they conduct their PhD research project, for up to five-years of funding.

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Clinicians' perspectives on Integrating Pathologists into Patient Care Teams

March 2, 2023 / Education

Researchers from the Department of Pathology recently published a fascinating study into clinician’s perspectives on integrating pathologists into the patient’s care team in the form of pathology explanation clinics (PECs) [1]. Clinicians were asked, “How interested would you be in having your patient meet with a pathologist to discuss their pathology report and see their tissue under the microscope?”

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Mahnoor Gondal

February 10, 2023 / Graduate Program

At Michigan Medicine, many of our faculty serve across multiple departments, which opens up opportunities for students to also experience not just Pathology, but also other disciplines. The Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics is one of the departments with which several of our Pathology faculty and students collaborate. In honor of the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the DCMB featured one of our joint students as shared below.

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Pathology's Best Kept Secret: MCP Graduate Program

September 15, 2022 / Education

A Perspective with Jessica McAnulty, MCP Student

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Parolia Selected For Harold Weintraub Graduate Student Award

March 1, 2022 / Award

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Abhijit Parolia on being selected for the 2022 Harold Weintraub Graduate Student Award. The award, established by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is given yearly and recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences [...]

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MCP Student Siva Kumar Natarajan Awarded Mistletoe Research Fellowship

August 25, 2021 / Molecular And Cellular

Congratulations to Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Student Siva Kumar Natarajan on being awarded the Mistletoe Research Fellowship (MRF).  Established in 2018, the Momental Foundation awards 20 MRF positions to exceptional postdoctoral fellows and advanced PhD candidates from the United States, Japan, and Singapore.

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Discovery out of Nikolovska-Coleska Lab featured at Celebrate Invention

November 20, 2018 / Experimental Pathology

Dr. Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska’s work was highlighted as part of the Featured Technology and Startup Kiosks during the University of Michigan Tech Transfer’s annual Celebrate Invention event on October 17th at the Michigan League. Nikolovska-Coleska’s project, Discovery of Mc1-1 inhibitors from integrated [...]

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