Journal of Clinical & Anatomic Pathology

Editorial Board (JCAP)

Sara Copeland Shalin
Sara Copeland Shalin
Assistant Professor
Departments of Pathology and Dermatology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
U.S.A
Biography
Dr. Sara Copeland Shalin has completed Ph.D at Baylor College of Medicine. Cureently she is working as an assistant professor at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, U.S.A
Publications
Assistant Professor
Departments of Pathology and Dermatology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
U.S.A
Research Interest
Dr. Sara Copeland Shalin research interest focus on proteomic analysis of melanoma as well as several projects investigating other skin cancers and inflammatory skin conditions.
Erik S. Knudsen
Erik S. Knudsen
Professor
UT Southwestern Medical Center
USA
Biography
Publications
Professor
UT Southwestern Medical Center
USA
Research Interest
Breast Cancer
Cancer Therapeutics
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Tumor Suppressors
Maria M. Picken
Maria M. Picken
Professor
Loyola University Medical Center
USA
Biography
Dr. Picken received her MD and PhD degrees from the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland. She completed her residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at New York University Medical Center, New York, followed by a fellowship in Immunopathology at the same institution. Presently, Dr. Picken is a Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine, and Director of the Transplant Pathology, Immunofluorescence and Electron Microscopy Laboratories at Loyola University Medical Center. Dr. Picken is the past-President of the Renal Pathology Society. Dr. Picken holds full medical licensure in Illinois and New York State (inactive). She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology and immunopathology. Dr. Picken's clinical responsibilities include general surgical pathology, with special interest in medical kidney diseases and urologic pathology, amyloid and related disorders, transplant pathology, cardiac pathology, electron microscopy and immunofluorescence. Dr. Picken is particularly interested in the application of molecular techniques and technology to the practice of anatomic pathology.
Publications
Professor
Loyola University Medical Center
USA
Research Interest
Dr. Picken’s research interests have focused on various aspects of protein folding disorders, particularly amyloid and related disorders. Dr. Picken also has a long publication record in experimental pathology using animal models of disease. She is involved in a long-term collaborative study on the pathology of hypertensive injury in a rat remnant kidney model and genetic susceptibility to hypertensive injury. To date, she has published >100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters, including a chapter on “Renal Diseases associated with plasma cell dyscrasias, amyloidoses, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, and cryoglobulinemic nephropathies” in Heptinstall’s Pathology of the Kidney. Dr Picken is also the editor of the upcoming book entitled “Amyloidosis and related disorders: a primer for pathologists
Wenxin Zheng
Wenxin Zheng
Director of Molecular Pathology
Professor
University of Arizona
USA
Biography
Wenxin Zheng, M.D., tenured Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, American board certified pathologist, director of the Gynecologic Pathology and Molecular Pathology program at the University of Arizona, graduated from Fudan University and trained at Columbia University, Cornell University, and Brown University Medical Centers in anatomic pathology and gynecologic pathology, Selected by US News and World Report in 2012 as one of the top American pathologists (http://health.usnews.com/top-doctors), Dr. Zheng is an internationally well recognized gynecologic pathologist with outstanding expertise in every aspect of gynecologic pathology. His original research contributions include type II endometrial precancers and its carcinogenesis, tubal origin of low-grade ovarian serous cancer, hormonal etiology of ovarian epithelial cancers, and the cell origin of ovarian endometriosis. Dr. Zheng has been created a novel approach called “One-Stop Cervical Care” to make a definitive diagnose and treat cervical precancers in less than 2 hours.
Publications
Director of Molecular Pathology
Professor
University of Arizona
USA
Research Interest
Pathology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Molecular Pathology
Gladwyn Leiman
Gladwyn Leiman
Director of Cytopathology
Fletcher Allen Health Care
USA
Biography
Appointed in July 2000 as Director of Cytopathology at Fletcher Allen Health Care, and Professor of Pathology at the University of Vermont, Gladwyn Leiman previously practiced Cytopathology for 30 years at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg (JHB), South Africa. Her initial interests revolved around the epidemiology, screening and prevention of cervical cancer. In the early 1970s, she created a cervical cancer screening laboratory in the JHB Family Planning Clinic, which provided the first reliable screening statistics for urban African women. She also established “Project Screen Soweto”, a laboratory-based cervical cancer program developed to screen 100,000 high risk women in Johannesburg annually.She pioneered the FNA technique in the Johannesburg area, for both palpable and deep-seated lesions. The Cytology department drew a wealth of material from private and academic hospitals serving a large, medically underserved population, with high incidences of liver, lung, breast, pancreatic and head and neck cancers; she was able to pursue FNA at the University of Vermont, with the added abilities of endoscopic pancreatic and bronchial approaches. She has a bibliography of ~120 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She serves on the International Board and various subcommittees of the International Academy of Cytology (IAC). She is on the Editorial Boards of Acta Cytologica, Diagnostic Cytopathology, Cytojournal and is one of three Associate Editors of Cancer Cytopathology. She has taken innumerable lecture and workshop trips to Israel, India, Kuwait, South Africa and Australia, and has been invited to give Grand Rounds at MD Anderson in Houston, Brigham in Boston, UPMC in Pittsburgh, UMass in Worcester, McMaster University and Halifax, both in Canada. She has been an invited guest speaker at innumerable annual conferences of the ASC, USCPA, CAP and abroad for the IAC and IAP. Apart from publication and editorial issues, her favorite part of Cytology has always been teaching – cytotechnologists, undergraduates, postgraduates – in fact anyone who will listen! Her current research interests include pancreatic screening, novel markers in FNA interpretation, anal cytopathology, & endoscopic FNA diagnosis. Being awarded the Maurice Goldblatt 2012 award of the IAC in Paris at the 18th International Congress of the IAC is definitely a high point in her career.
Publications
Director of Cytopathology
Fletcher Allen Health Care
USA
Research Interest
Cytopathology
Monalisa Sur
Monalisa Sur
Professor
MCMaster University
Canada
Biography
Dr Monalisa Sur did her anatomical pathology training in University of Witwatersrand, Johanesburg, South Africa and Hammersmith, London. She obtained her fellowship, F.C.Path (S.A.) Anatomical Pathology, College of Medicine of South Africa. On completion of her training, she was awarded the James Gear Prize for the most outstanding resident produced by the South African Institute of Medical Research and Education (SAIMR) and the College of Medicine, Coulter gold medal for most outstanding performance as a candidate in the fellowship exams of the College of Medicine of South Africa in laboratory medicine. She also holds a Masters in Medicine (MMED) with Cum Laude from University of Witwatersrand, Johanesburg, SA. She has subsequently acquired qualifications from U.K (F.R.C.Path (Anatomical Pathology), Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, United Kingdom) and Canada (FRCP,C) She currently is a Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Division of Anatomical Pathology, McMaster University, Hamilton, and Program Director, Anatomical Pathology Residency Training Program, & Staff Pathologist, (HRLMP)Department of Anatomical Pathology, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada. Within the division of Anatomical pathology, her primary area of interest in service, education and research is Hematopathology. She has over 50 publications including book chapters, journal articles and abstract publications. She has given numerous presentations and conducted workshops at local, national and international pathology meetings.Under her supervision, residents have won awards at the local Annual Resident Research day for Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Canadian Association of Pathologists conference and United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology conference.
Publications
Professor
MCMaster University
Canada
Research Interest
Her research interests are in hematopathology and gynaecologic-oncologic pathology. Her interests in research in these areas range from clinical pathologic correlations and their impact on patient management to identifying prognostic markers in various tumours through ancillary tests such as immunohistochemistry and molecular techniques.
Fangru Lian
Fangru Lian
Director of Dermatopathology
University of Arizona
USA
Biography
Publications
Director of Dermatopathology
University of Arizona
USA
Research Interest
Dr. Lian’s research interests focus on Dermato-oncology, including but not limited to Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell carcinoma, Merkel cell Carcinoma and Pre-Malignant pathological Processes in skin. She is collaborating with Dr. Zhang and very interested in understanding the role of Nrf2 in skin cancer. She is also the expert frequently consulted for other cancer processes such as Lymphoma and metastatic malignancy of skin.
Gilbert Moeckel
Gilbert Moeckel
Director, Renal Pathology & Electron Microscopy
Yale University
USA
Biography
Publications
Director, Renal Pathology & Electron Microscopy
Yale University
USA
Research Interest
Fibrosis; Progression of chronic kidney disease; Acute kidney injury; Regenerative medicine; Injury repair.
Kelli A. Hutchens
Kelli A. Hutchens
Assistant Professor
Loyola University Medical Center
USA
Biography
Publications
Assistant Professor
Loyola University Medical Center
USA
Research Interest
Natural history of melanocytic tumor regression and its implications for treatment of malignant melanoma.
Rebecca Wilcox
Rebecca Wilcox
Assistant Professor
University of Vermont
USA
Biography
Publications
Assistant Professor
University of Vermont
USA
Research Interest
Christian René Gomez Basaure
Christian René Gomez Basaure
Associate Professor
University of Mississippi Medical Center
USA
Biography
Publications
Associate Professor
University of Mississippi Medical Center
USA
Research Interest
• Immunosenescence: The effects of advanced age on inflammation, immunoregulation, and injury. Age-dependent defects in cytokine networks. Interleukin-6: age-related effects on cellular and systemic immune responses. Hormone replacement and cell mediated immunity in the aged. • Immunotherapy for prostate cancer: Small molecules as modulators of the tumor microenvironment. Strategies aimed at improving delivery of whole-cell cancer vaccines by improving their antigenicity. • Cancer biomarker discovery and validation: Hypoxia controlled genes as novel prognostic and theranostic biomarkers in prostate and colorectal cancer. • Restoring immunity in the aged: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy as mobilizer of stem cells and progenitors in senescent individuals.
Miguel E. Quinones-Mateu
Miguel E. Quinones-Mateu
Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve University
USA
Biography
Dr. Quiñones-Mateu's successful career encompasses over 20 years of productive research in HIV/AIDS in three different countries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and completed his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the Centro de Biologia Molecular “Severo Ochoa”, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. He continued his training as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), prior to becoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Virology, The Cleveland Clinic. Recently, and following a five-year hiatus in the corporate world (Diagnostic Hybrids, A Quidel Company), Dr. Quinones-Mateu returned to the academia as Assistant Professor of Pathology at CWRU and Scientific Director of the University Hospital Translational Laboratory (www.uhtl.org).
Publications
Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve University
USA
Research Interest
Despite the success of current antiretroviral therapy, it is difficult to durably control HIV replication in part because of the extraordinary capacity of the virus to develop resistance to antiretroviral drugs. This extreme genetic variability is one of the main obstacles for HIV disease prevention, treatment and overall control of the HIV epidemic. Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms and clinical consequences of drug resistant viruses, including transmission and pathogenicity studies using, among other systems, state-of-the-art next generation sequencing technology.
Lan Peng
Lan Peng
Director
UT Southwestern Medical Center
USA
Biography
Dr. Lan Peng received her medical degree from Hunan Medical University in China before she moved to the U.S. She worked as a researcher at various institutions including the Harvard Medical School and Thomas Jefferson University before resuming her medical training, which include her residency in pathology at New York University during 2003-2007, a surgical pathology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston in 2007-2008, and a Liver and GI pathology fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York in 2008-2009, where she has received specialty training for liver pathology with Drs. Swan Thung and Isabel Fiel, and GI pathology with Dr. Noam Harpaz. Before joining the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2011, Dr. Peng spent two years as an Assistant Professor with the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her primary clinical focus is transplant liver and gastrointestinal pathology.
Publications
Director
UT Southwestern Medical Center
USA
Research Interest
Medical Liver Disease
Pancreatic Neoplasm
Transplant Liver Pathology
Kathryn Belinda Urankar
Kathryn Belinda Urankar
Associate Professor
McMaster University
Canada
Biography
Publications
Associate Professor
McMaster University
Canada
Research Interest
Forensic Pathology
Alessandra Ceolin Schmitt
Alessandra Ceolin Schmitt
Assistant Professor
Emory University Hospitals
USA
Biography
Publications
Assistant Professor
Emory University Hospitals
USA
Research Interest
Head and neck pathology, gynecologic pathology, cytopathology, and frozen sections particularly interested on salivary gland neoplasms, thyroid neoplasms, and ovarian neuroendocrine tumors.
Klara Valyi-Nagy
Klara Valyi-Nagy
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Illinois
USA
Biography
Publications
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Illinois
USA
Research Interest
Uveal melanoma -extracellular matrix interactions. Development of three dimensional tumor cell culture models for improved oncolytic virotherapy.
Elizabeth M. Kurian
Elizabeth M. Kurian
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
USA
Biography
Elizabeth M. Kurian, M.D., received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, followed by a combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Kurian gained expertise in cytopathology through the fellowship program at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Before coming to UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Kurian spent three years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. While there, she completed the institution’s first Junior Faculty Development Program and served as an Associate Course Director for Cancer Concepts, an introductory first-year medical school course. Her translational research interests include using automation for cytologic evaluation, and applications of immunohistochemistry or molecular testing using cytology or small biopsies for diagnosis or prognostic utility. She is an editorial member of the American Society of Cytopathology's ASC Bulletin, as well as a reviewer for Diagnostic Cytopathology and CytoJournal.
Publications
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
USA
Research Interest
Dr. Kurian's primary clinical focus is cytopathology with expertise in immediate rapid interpretation and performance of fine needle aspiration, plus general surgical pathology with an interest in thyroid pathology.
Veerle Bossuyt
Veerle Bossuyt
Assistant Professor
Yale University School of Medicine
USA
Biography
Publications
Assistant Professor
Yale University School of Medicine
USA
Research Interest
Breast and Gynecologic pathology; Cytopathology
Guey Chuen Perng
Guey Chuen Perng
Assistant Professor
National Cheng Kung University
Taiwan
Biography
Guey Chuen Perng, nick name Oscar, earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at University of California, Davis, and got his postdoc training in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC), an affiliated teaching hospital to University of California, Los Angeles. Oscar was an assistant professor at the Department of Ophthalmology at UC Irvine and served as Director of Arbovirology division at AFRIMS, an affiliated research institute to US Military in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2007, Oscar was recruited to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as an Associate Professor at Emory University. In 2012, with his outstanding research and insightful knowledge on dengue and global vision on infectious diseases, Oscar was offered to be a faculty at Department of Mcirobiology and Immunology, Medical College, and a faculty at the Center of Infectious Disease and Signaling Research in National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.
Publications
Assistant Professor
National Cheng Kung University
Taiwan
Research Interest
The research interests are to use up-to-date technology to understand the diseases induced by infectious agents. While thinking about pathogenesis of an infection, we often direct ourselves to immune cells, which perhaps could be critical in understanding of a disease development. But, these cells are originated from hematopoietic organ—bone marrow, of which what role they play in pathogenic cause of a disease remains a mystery. The research focus therefore is to dissect the effects of virus-host interactions on up and down regulation of hematopoietic progenitor cells in bone marrow and innate immune response and/or cytokine productions in pathogen infected subjects, as this could directly affect viral load in the infected organs and therefore is an important factors in the pathogenesis of virus infections.
Alton B.
Alton B.
Assistant Professor
Emory University Hospital
USA
Biography
Publications
Assistant Professor
Emory University Hospital
USA
Research Interest
Renal allograft pathology
Pathology Informatics
Surgical Pathology
Gabriel L. Sica
Gabriel L. Sica
Assistant Professor
Emory University
USA
Biography
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Publications
Assistant Professor
Emory University
USA
Research Interest
Correlating tumor histology with the underlying molecular alterations of a particular tumor and probing the role of tumor stroma in the facilitation/inhibition of tumor growth and metastasis. I am especially interested in the role of the inflammatory stroma in facilitating and promoting phenotypic alterations, such as increased chemotaxis and angioinvasion. Mining the published microarray expression databases in an attempt to identify prognostically useful genetic markers with subsequent confirmation utilizing fresh frozen human tissue and paraffin embedded formalin fixed archived tissues.
 Hunter Best
Hunter Best
Assistant Professor
University of Utah
USA
Biography
Dr. Best is an assistant medical director of the Molecular Genetics Department at ARUP and an assistant professor of clinical pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Best received his PhD in molecular and cellular pathology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in clinical molecular genetics at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He is a member of the American Society for Investigative Pathology, Association for Molecular Pathology, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Publications
Assistant Professor
University of Utah
USA
Research Interest
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Shiu-Ki Rocky Hui
Shiu-Ki Rocky Hui
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
USA
Biography
Publications
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
USA
Research Interest
Dr. Hui specializes in transfusion medicine and coagulation. He covers the blood bank and coagulation services and serves as a consultant for the apheresis service. Dr. Hui’s scope of clinical services is a direct reflection of his research interest in congenital and acquired bleeding disorders especially von Willebrand Diseases and transfusion managements of these patients. He is also actively involved in projects on evidence base transfusion practice and blood management. He is currently participating in several collaborative research projects with investigators from Department of Pediatrics, Department of Hematology and Oncology and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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