Department of Pathology

Recently Published Research 2017

 MayaMaja H. Oktay, MD, PhD, professor of pathology and of anatomy & structural biology, is a co-author of a study, “Neoadjuvant chemotherapy induces breast cancer metastasis through a TMEM-mediated mechanism,” published in Science Translational Medicine (July 5, 2017).

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/397/eaan0026  

 

The study received wide media coverage:  

 

https://www.cancer.gov/news-events/cancer-currents-blog/2017/chemotherapy-effect-metastasis 

 

https://beatcancer.org/blog-posts/chemo-may-spread-breast-cancer-and-trigger-more-aggressive-tumors 

 

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-07-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-breast-cancer-metastasis.html 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/chemotherapy-cancer-spread-cells-tumours-more-advanced-treatment-study-breast-metastatic-albert-a7826461.html 

  

http://www.einstein.yu.edu/news/releases/1254/test-ties-chemotherapy-to-possible-breast-cancer-spread/ 

 

 Ramos-RiveraGloria Ramos-Rivera, MD, is the lead author of a study, “The ATHENA HPV study underrepresents ‘other’ high-risk HPV genotypes when compared with a diverse New York City population,” published in Cytopathology (July 21, 2017).  Dr. Ramos-Rivera and her co-authors -- Drs. Samer N. Khader, Sigfred Lajara, Kathie Schlesinger, D. Yitzchak Goldstein, Rizwan C. Naeem, Mark J. Suhrland and Amy S. Fox -- comprise the Pathology Department’s HPV Working Group. Dr. Ramos-Rivera completed her residency in pathology at Montefiore Einstein in 2017. She is presently a fellow in the Pathology Department’s Cytopathology Fellowship Program headed by Dr. Khader. 

 

 louis-weissRecently published research studies from the Laboratory of Louis M.Weiss, MD, MPH: 

“Microsporidia: Obligate Intracellular Pathogens within the Fungal Kingdom,” Microbiology Spectrum, April 2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28944750  

 “Toxoplasma Gondii Requires Glycogen Phosphorylase for Balancing Amylopectin Storage and for Efficient Production of Brain Cysts,” mBio, August 29, 2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28851850  

                      This paper was chosen for the website Faculty 1000 https://f1000.com/. 

 “Identification of Compounds That Suppress Toxoplasma Gondii Tachyzoites and Bradyzoites,” PLOS One, June 13, 2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28609444  

 “The Role of Microsporidian Polar Tube Protein 4 (PTP4) in Host Cell Infection,” PLOS Pathogens, April 20, 2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28426751  

“Comparative Monomethylarginine Proteomics Suggests that Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) is a Significant Contributor to Arginine Monomethylation in Toxoplasma Gondii,” Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, April 2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28143887 

             This paper is adapted from the thesis project of Rama R. Yakubu, PhD. 

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