PhD Program

19th Annual Pathology Research Symposium

Join Us Nov. 6, 2020

via Zoom | Details TBA

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This Molecular and Celluar Pathology graduate student event showcases research within the department by faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and PhD students.

Keynote Speaker

Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD

Robert and Renée Belfer Chair for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology
Professor, Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology
Professor, Department of Medicine (Hepatology)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


See Program

9:00 - 9:10am   Welcome address from MCP Program Director, Dr. Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska.
9:10 - 9:25  

Derek Dang, BS

Mentor: Sriram Venneti, MD, PhD

“Evaluating the role of EZHIP in posterior fossa type-A ependymomas

9:25 - 9:40  

Rita Avelar, BS

Mentor: Analisa DiFeo, PhD

“Anti-tumor Effects and Molecular Mechanisms of PP2A Reactivation for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer”

9:40 - 9:55  

David Hu, BS

Mentor: Andrew Muntean, PhD

“Characterization of the YEATS domain in MLL-ENL leukemia”

10:00 - 10:25  

Paul Lephart, PhD, D(ABMM)

Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Associate Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

“SARS-CoV-2 Testing in the Michigan Medicine Microbiology Lab”

10:30 - 10:40



10:40 - 10:55  

Ashwin Iyer, BS

Mentor: Russell Ryan, MD

“An ‘Enhancer Hijacking’ mechanism drives a subset of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma ”

10:55 - 11:10  

Thaddeus Kunkel, BS

Mentor: Andrew Lieberman, MD

Myelination Deficits in Niemann-Pick Disease Type C”

11:15 - 11:40  

Dr. Bernadette Zwaans (Alumnus)

“Modeling of Long-term Side Effects of Radiation Therapy in the Bladder”

11:40 - 12:30



12:30 - 1:30


Poster Session

1:30 - 2:30  

Keynote Speech: Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo

“Targeting selective autophagy in aging and age-related diseases”


Past Symposiums

18th Annual Pathology Research Symposium
Nov. 2019

17th Annual Pathology Research Symposium
Nov. 2018

16th Annual Pathology Research Symposium
Nov. 2017

15th Annual Pathology Research Symposium
Nov. 2016

14th Annual Pathology Research Symposium
Nov. 2015

13th Annual Pathology Research Symposium
Nov. 2014

12th Annual Pathology Research Symposium
Nov. 2013

11th Annual Pathology Research Symposium
Oct. 2012

For more information, contact Laura Labut.