UNM Department of Pathology Seminar Series

Unless otherwise noted, Pathology Seminar Series events are held in Fitz Hall (BMSB) Room 303 at 8:00 AM.

Faculty meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Meetings are held in the Domenici West Building in either Room 3010 or Room B116.

Some of our past seminars have been documented and those that have may be found in the Pathology Seminar Series Audio/Visual Archive

Pathology Seminar Committee Members

David Czuchlewski, M.D.
Evelyn Lockhart, M.D.
Diane Lidke, Ph.D.
Karen SantaCruz, M.D.

2017 Seminars

Thursday, January 5


"Quantitative Approaches to Integrating Radiology and Pathology"
Reed G. Selwyn, Ph.D., D.A.B.R., Vice Chair of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Chief, Medical Physics, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Thursday, January 26


"The Gene Editing Revolution: Technology Advancements for Biomedical Research"
Cédric Cleyrat, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Thursday, February 2


"Wound Healers: How Caring for Ourselves Helps Us Care for Others"
Elizabeth Lawrence, M.D., F.A.C.P., Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Director, Medical Student and Physician Wellness, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Thursday, February 16

Postdoctoral / Graduate Students

postdocs grads

"Investigating the Effect of Physicochemical Properties on Pharmacokinetics of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles"
Prashant Dogra

postdocs grads

"Impact of the autonomous signaling mechanism of the pre‐B cell receptor on B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia survival"
M. Frank Erasmus

postdocs grads

"Concealing Carbohydrates: Candida albicans secret to masking β‐glucan"
Matt Graus

Thursday, February 23



"Comparison of Laboratory Role and RhIg Dose Calculation Accuracy"
Nathan Tokuda, M.D.


"Acute Esophageal Necrosis (AEN): A Large Autopsy Study with Emphasis on Its Association with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)"
Emily Wolak, D.O.


"Optimal Sampling of Resected Ovarian Tumors"
Andrew Judd, M.D.

Thursday, March 2


"Targeting ErbB Receptors for Ovarian Cancer Treatment"
Mara Steinkamp, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, The University of New Mexico

Thursday, March 30


"Resident Assessment - Busy Work or High Value?"
Eric J. Warm, M.D., F.A.C.P., Richard W. & Sue P. Vilter Professor of Medicine, Program Director, Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, Cincinnati , OH

Thursday, April 6



"Quantitative Analysisof Ki67 in Mastocytosis Distinguishes Mast Cell Leukemia from Other Subtypes"
Payal Sojitra, M.D., Hematopathology Fellow


"Developing a High‐Risk Human Papillomavirus PCR test on Head and Neck Tumor Tissue"
Albert Huho, M.D., Molecular Genetics Fellow


"Mast cell leukemia: Clinicopathologic features of a Rare Disease"
Simone Davion, M.D., Hematopathology Fellow

Thursday, April 27


"Emerging Role of Pathology in Public Health"
Sherif Zaki, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Infectious Disease, Pathology Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nation Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA

Thursday, May 4


"Beneficial Roles of Mast Cells and IgE: Enhancing Innate and Acquired Resistance to Venoms"
Stephen J. Galli, M.D., Mary Hewitt Loveless, M.D. Professor, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Thursday, May 18


"Practical Concepts of Laboratory Test Utilization and Selected Applications in Hematopathology Clinical Practice"
Kaaren K. Reichard, M.D., Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Division of Hematopathology, Associate Professor of Pathology, Hematopathology Fellowship Director, Mayo Clinic

Thursday, May 25


"Transoral Robotic Surgery: A Minimally Invasive Approach for Managing Locally Advanced HPV Positive Head and Neck Cancer"
Dr. Andrew Cowan, Assistant Professor, Director of Otolaryngology Research, Co-director of Robotic Surgery, UNM


"The Role of MAPKAPK2 in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma"
Dr. Gregory Gan, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Radiation Oncology, UNM

Other Seminars & Grand Rounds

Cellular & Molecular Basis of Disease Seminar Series: http://hsc.unm.edu/som/research/brep/cmbd.shtm

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: http://medicine.unm.edu/