Pathology Graduate Training Program
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) -
Alumni

Name: Kari Nejak-Bowen
Email: knnst5@pitt.edu
Lab Phone: 412-383-7820
Mentor Name: Paul Monga, MD

Undergraduate Education:
Undergraduate Degree: BS in Microbiology
Undergraduate Institution: Allegheny College, University of Pittsburgh

Graduate Education:
Graduate Degree: MBA from the University of Pittsburgh

Research Project Information

Projected area of study: cell transplantation in a model of delayed liver regeneration.

Publications

Paranjpe S, Bowen WC, Bell AW, Nejak-Bowen K, Luo JH, Michalopoulos GK. Cell cycle effects resulting from inhibition of hepatocyte growth factor and its receptor c-Met in regenerating rat livers by RNA interference. Hepatology. 2007 Jun;45(6):1471-7.

Nejak-Bowen K and Monga SPS. Wnt/-catenin signaling in hepatic organogenesis. Organogenesis. 2008 4(2): 92-99.

Abstracts:

Nejak-Bowen KN, Zeng G, Monga SPS. Regucalcin is a novel target of beta-catenin in liver. ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2007, Washington DC.

Nejak-Bowen K, Bell AB, Paranjpe S, Bowen WC, Michalopoulos GK. Patterns of Notch and Jagged expression in hepatocyte cultures. FASEB Summer Research Conference 2006 - Liver Growth, Development, and Disease, Snowmass Colorado.

Nejak-Bowen KN, Thompson M, Monga SPS. Enhanced liver regeneration in transgenic mice overexpressing stable -catenin. FASEB Summer Research Conference 2008 - Liver Growth, Development, and Disease, Snowmass Colorado.

Nejak-Bowen KN, Zeng G, Monga SPS. Regucalcin/SMP-30 is regulated by -catenin in the liver. ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2008, San Diego, CA.

Presentations:

Nejak-Bowen KN, Thompson M, Monga SPS. Enhanced liver regeneration in transgenic mice overexpressing stable -catenin. ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2008, San Diego, CA.

Awards:

2008 - Invited presenter at Highlights: Graduate Student Research in Pathology. ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2008, San Diego, CA. Recipient of A. D. Sobel ASIP Education Fund Scholar Trainee Travel Award from ASIP. Recipient of a travel award from the University of Pittsburgh Interdisciplinary School of Medicine Graduate Office.

2007 - Invited presenter at Highlights: Graduate Student Research in Pathology. ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2007, Washington DC. Recipient of McGowan Trainee Career Advancement Program (MTCAP) travel award.

1999 - Graduated summa cum laude , University of Pittsburgh