Pathology Graduate Training Program
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) -
- Name: Aaron Bell
Date of Graduation: 1999
Title of Defense: "Transgenic models of HGF gene regulation and function"
Major Advisor/Chairperson: Reza Zarnegar
Current status: "Currently I am a postdoctoral research associate in the department of Pathology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, laboratory of Dr George Michalopoulos. I am studying transcriptional regulation in hepatic regeneration and differentiation."
Best thing about the CMP Program: "…quality and diversity of faculty specializing in liver research."
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- Name: Minji Jo
Date of Graduation: 2000
Title of Defense: "Growth factor signaling and apoptosis in normal human hepatocytes and transformed cells"
Major Advisor/Chairperson: Stephen Strom
Current Status: University of Virginia, continuing the research on cell signaling in cancer cells as a research associate
Best thing about the CMP Program: "Everybody in the program are like family. They were always glad to help me about not only research but also many other things. Trust me. It is not like that everywhere."
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- Name: Peter Pediaditakis
Date of Graduation: 2002
Title of Defense: "Molecular and Biophysical characterization of HGF/SF and its Isoforms"
Major Advisor/Chairperson: George Michalopoulos
Current status: "I am at UNC-CH and working in liver transplant. Ischemia reperfusion injury"
Best thing about the CMP Program: "The best thing about working in the Dept. of Pathology were the state of the art facilities and the incredible people."
Additional info/comments: "Choosing the University of Pittsburgh and especially the Dept. of Pathology was without a doubt the best decision I have ever made. It trained me as a scientist with a very broad knowledge base. Also, the state of the art facilities and ability of the department and the school to invite top notch scientists from around the world, allowed me to network in ways graduate students from other Universities just dream of. The friends that I made at Pitt, will be just that for life."
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- Name: Qing Zhang
Date of Graduation: 1997
Title of Defense: "Role of N-glycosylation in HLA-A2 biosynthesis"
Major Advisor/Chairperson: Russell Salter
Current status: "I am at Celera Genomics now working on Bioinformatics. I will be joining Schering Plough soon."
Best thing about the CMP Program: "Faculties are nice and helpful. Journal clubs, seminars really helped us learn critical thinking."
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- Name:Lei Zheng
Date of Graduation: 2002
Title of Defense: "Design and Analysis of A Content-Based Pathology Microscopic Image Retrieval System"
Major Advisor/Chairperson: Michael Becich / Robert Bowser
Current status: "I am now a PhD candidate in the Department of Information Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Information Science. I am working on my dissertation which focuses on the pathology image analysis and content-based retrieval, following the same track as that for my study in CMP but from a different angle."
Best thing about the CMP Program: "The faculty member are working on a variety of research projects ranging from very basic foundation of the biomedical science, to clinical problems, to the cutting edge of new technologies."
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- Name: Suhagi Jasani
Date of Graduation: 2003
Title of Defense: "The genetics Of trophoblastic Diseases"
Major Advisor/Chairperson: Dr. Urvashi Surti
Current status: I just graduated, going back to India will be working for Reliance, a biotech firm there.
Best thing about the CMP Program: Great Reserach with Diverse Interests
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