Wells' Lab - Jareer Kassis

Department of Pathology
UAB
Birmingham, AL 35294-0007

Presently at:
709 Scaife
Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
412-634-9366

jareerk@uab.edu
jkassis+@pitt.edu

Education

Institution Degree Conferred Field of study
Earlham College BA 1995 Biology & Chemistry
Univ Alabama at Birmingham PhD anticipated 2001 Pathology

Pre-Graduate Research Experience

Date Description Advisor
Mar-Jun, 1993 Studies of Mercury in Fish in the Environment of Richmond, Indiana Wilmer Stratton, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry, Earlham College

Aug-Dec, 1993 Kinetics of Water Loss in Embryos of Drosophila melanogaster Paul Schreuders, Ph.D., and Peter Mazur, Ph.D

Cryobiology Group, Biology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Graduate Laboratory Rotations

Date Description Advisor
Sep-Dec, 1995 Methods in Constructing a cDNA Library for Adipocytes Robert Hardy, Ph.D

Department of Pathology, UAB

Jan-Apr, 1996 Role of TNFa in the Proliferation of Human Bladder and Prostate Cells Ada Elgavish, Ph.D

Department of Comparative Medicine, UAB

Publications

1. PD Schreuders, J Kassis, KW Cole, U Schneider, AP Mahowald, and P Mazur. 1996. Kinetics of Embryo Drying in Drosophila melanogaster as a Function of the Steps of Permeabilization: Experimental. Journal of Insect Physiology. 42: 501-516

2. PD Schreuders, J Kassis, and P Mazur. 1996. Kinetics of Embryo Drying in Drosophila melanogaster as a Function of the Steps of Permeabilization: Theoretical. Journal of Insect Physiology. 42: 603-615

3. T Turner, M Van Epps-Fung, J Kassis, A Wells 1997. Molecular inhibition of PLCg signaling abrogates DU-145 prostate tumor cell invasion. Clinical Cancer Research. 3: 2275-2282

4. H Kim, T Turner, J Kassis, A Wells. 1999.  EGF receptor signaling in prostate development.  Histology and Histopathology. 14: 1175-1182

5. J Kassis, J Moellinger, H Lo, N Greenberg, H Kim, A Wells. 1999.  A role for PLCg-mediated signaling in tumor cell invasion. Clinical Cancer Research. 5: 2251-2260

6. J Kassis, DA Lauffenburger, T Turner, A Wells. 2001. Tumor invasion as dysregulated cell motility.  Seminars in Cancer Biology, 11: 105-117

7. E Manos, M Kim, J Kassis, P Chang, A Wells, D Jones. 2001 Dolichol-phosphate-mannose-3 (DPM3)/prostin-1 is a novel phospholipase C-g regulated gene negatively associated with prostate tumor invasion. Oncogene, 20: 2781-2790

8. J Kassis, R Radinsky, A Wells. 2001. Invasiveness of a bladder cancer cell line requires induced migration. International Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Submitted.

9. J Kassis, A Maeda, N Teramoto, K Takada, G Klein, A Wells. 2001. EBV-expressing AGS gastric carcinoma cell sublines present increased motility and invasiveness. In preparation.

10. J Kassis, S Kloecker, E Manos, D Jones, A Wells. Prostate Cancer progression correlates with uPAR upregulation. In preparation.

Abstracts

1. J Kassis, J Moellinger, H Lo, H Kim, N Greenberg, A Wells. A Role for PLCg-mediated signaling in tumor cell invasion.  Proceedings, American Association for Cancer Research 90th annual meeting, #692. April, 1999 (Oral Presentation)

2. J Kassis, J Moellinger, H Lo, H Kim, A Wells. PLCg signaling is critical for tumor cell invasion.  Academy of Clinical Laboratory Scientists annual meeting, #3-3. June, 1999. (Oral Presentation)

3. J Kassis, D Jones, A Wells. Prostate cancer progression correlates with uPAR upregulation. Proceedings, American Association for Cancer Research 91st annual meeting, #125. April, 2000.

4. J Kassis, R Radinsky, A Wells. Invasiveness of a bladder cancer cell line requires induced migration. Proceedings, American Association for Cancer Research 92nd annual meeting, #298. March, 2001.