Research

All pathology faculty are involved in investigative studies that vary from basic research to translational research to clinicopathologic analyses and case reports. A wide variety of diseases involving multiple organs are being studied including cancers, benign neoplasms and non-neoplastic or inflammatory conditions.

Faculty Research Interests
Jerrold L. Abraham, MD Environmental and occupational pulmonary diseases; scanning electron microscopy and x-ray microanalysis studies. Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis; gadolinium (Gd) toxicity.
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Katalin Banki, MD Molecular biology of autoimmune diseases. The role of transaldolase and the pentose phosphate shunt in apoptosis.
Ann Barker-Griffith, MD Complications of ocular trauma; ocular region tumors; elastic tissues in ocular surface disease.
Sylva Bem, MD Histopathology and Immunopathology of malignant lymphomas.
Robert J.Corona, DO,MBA Neuropathology/brain tumor research.Primary Investigator for three grants involving Digital Whole Slide Microscopic Imaging.
Christopher Curtiss, MD Pulmonary Pathology, Lung Cancer, Interstitial Lung Disease.
Gustavo de la Roza, MD Oncological surgical pathology with special interest in breast, urological, and musculoskeletal pathology.
Matthew Elkins, MD, PhD Transfusion Medicine.
Ola El-Zammar, MD Classification of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung. EGFR mutation and amplification in adenocarcinoma of lung using gene sequencing, FISH, and immunohistochemistry.
 Joseph Fulmer, Md, PhD Neuropathology
Robert E. Hutchison, MD Pathology of Leukemia and lymphoma; Oncogene inhibition.
Kamal K. Khurana, MD Interventional Cytopathology, pathologic correlation, head and neck cytology.
Deanna L. Kiska, PhD Molecular detection and identification of microorganisms; detection of antimicrobial resistance mechanisms.
Steve K. Landas, MD Cardiovascular pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, urologic pathology.
Scott Riddell, PhD Molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases; antimicrobial susceptibility testing; infection control and molecular epidemiology.
Elizabeth Ruckdeschel, MD, PhD Diagnosi and classification of hematological malignancies and associated disorders; vaccine development.
Paul F. Shanley, MD Mechanisms of renal injury.
Antony E. Shrimpton, PhD Investigation of chromosomal fragile associate sites, cytogenic and molecular characterization of malignant tumors, chromosome imprinting, investigation of chromosomal anomalies, clinical applications of FISH.
Constance K. Stein, PhD Investigation of chromosomal fragile associate sites, cytogenic and molecular characterization of malignant tumors, chromosome imprinting, investigation of chromosomal anomalies, clinical applications of FISH.
Neerja Vajpayee, MD Non Hodgkin lymphoma.
Alfredo Valente, MD Molecular biology of soft tissue and bone tumors; oncological surgical pathology.
Shengle Zhang, MD Molecular oncology and its clinical application.