ASIP Highlights Session: I Am An ASIP Member and This Is My Science

ASIP Highlights Session: I Am An ASIP Member and This Is My Science

Saturday, April 4, 2020 • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina • Marina Ballroom, Salon G

Sponsored by the ASIP Committee for Career Development and Diversity

Chair: Edward A. Medina, MD, PhD • University of Texas Health Science Center
Co-Chairs: Titus A. Reaves, PhD • Medical University of South Carolina
Nakisha Rutledge, BSc • Northwestern University

Session Description: As a Society, we cannot escape the identity crisis we have confronted in the past - what is pathology and how do pathologists fit into the basic framework of biomedical science? This is an ongoing challenge that requires our members to educate others regarding the nature of the discipline of experimental pathology and how our research describes and investigates the pathology, pathogenesis, and pathophysiology of specific diseases at the molecular, cellular, organ, and organismal level. Overcoming this identity crisis requires effort on the part of each ASIP member and our success will be evident as we continue to attract bright and enthusiastic young investigators into the diverse field of experimental pathobiology.

The American Society for Investigative Pathology presents I Am An ASIP Member and This Is My Science a dynamic and  inspiring session  featuring ASIP Scientists on the Cutting Edge of Discovery briefly, present their research, accomplishments, career journeys, and service to ASIP. This session highlights the diversity among our membership, and provides trainees, young scientists, pathologists, and the members of the larger scientific community the opportunity to become inspired by Trailblazers in the field of investigative pathology.


Lunch, Networking, and Poster Viewing • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Chair - Welcome and Introductions


ASIP’s Trailblazing Women • 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

  • 11:30 AM - 11:35 AM
    Repairing the Body’s Traveling Bag: My Path From Thin to Thick Skin
    Cecelia C. Yates, PhD • University of Pittsburgh
  • 11:35 AM - 11:40 AM
    Bench to Bedside: Bridging The Gap
    Kelsey Dillehay McKillip, PhD • University of Cincinnati
  • 11:40 AM - 11:45 AM
    Understanding Aggressive Breast Cancer Phenotypes
    Celina Kleer, MD • University of Michigan
  • 11:45 AM - 11:50 AM
    Staying in the PINK1 for Neuroprotection and Beyond
    Charleen Chu, MD, PhD • University of Pittsburgh
  • 11:50 AM - 11:55 AM
    My Career in Pathology: Serendipity and Society Support
    Martha B. Furie, PhD • Stony Brook University
  • 11:55 AM - 12:00 PM
    Trailblazing or Bushwhacking? Uncovering Foam Cell Biology in an Unlikely Place
    Verónica Contreras-Shannon, PhD • St. Mary's University
  • 12:00 PM - 12:05 PM
    It's a Wonderful Life: Being a Physician Scientist in Clinical Pathology
    Robinna Lorenz, MD, PhD • Genentech, Inc.
  • 12:05 PM - 12:10 PM
    It’s Been All Growth Factors, All the Time
    Patricia A. D’Amore, PhD, MBA • Massachusetts Eye & Ear/Harvard Medical School


Lunch, Networking, and Poster Viewing • 12:10 PM - 12:45 PM


ASIP’s Trailblazing Men • 12:45 PM - 1:10 PM

  • 12:45 PM - 12:50 PM
    Probing the Many Secret Lives of the Flesh-Eating Pathogen: A Ridiculous, Misguided, and Fulfilling Walk
    James Musser, MD, PhD • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • 12:50 PM - 12:55 PM
    Resolvin Cancer
    Dipak Panigrahy, MD • Harvard Medical School
  • e Combination: My Pathway to Translational Biophysics
    David C. Williams, Jr., MD, PhD • University at North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
    Chromosome Variations in the Liver — Cool, But Why Should We Care?
    Andrew Duncan, PhD • University of Pittsburgh
  • 1:05 PM - 1:10 PM
    Studying Oxygen Sensing in Cancer: My Personal Journey
    Qing Zhang, PhD • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • 1:10 PM - 1:15 PM
    Transforming Patient’s Lives With Science: It Takes a Village
    Cary Austin, MD, PhD • Genentech
  • 1:15 PM - 1:20 PM
    My Personal Mexican Standoff: Reckoning Diabetic Vasculopathy
    Roberto Ivan Mota Alvidrez, MD, MS • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • 1:20 PM - 1:25 PM
    Making the Most of Rejection: Lessons Learned from Transplant Pathology
    Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD • Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • 1:30 PM
    Session Photo