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Research Overview

The Pathology & Laboratory Medicine research programs are located in laboratories at UC Irvine Medical Center, as well as on the university campus in Irvine. Our laboratory-based research programs include:

  • Investigations in immunology
  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • Inflammation
  • Wound healing
  • Tumor microenvironment
  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Oxidative stress response

Pathology research labs at UC Irvine School of Medicine include:

Experimental Pathology Research Conferences Schedule: Meetings typically take place at 12 noon on the 4th Monday of each month, excluding holidays and unless otherwise listed. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the following seminars will meet via zoom.

Thursday, 8/06/20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD
Harvard

Pathology for Cancer as Complex Multifactorial Diseases: Now & Future

To Join Zoom Meeting:
https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/96828432594
Meeting ID: 968 7843 2594 / Passcode: 176569

Monday, 8/24/20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Anshu Agrawal, PhD
UC Irvine School of Medicine

Immune Mechanisms Underlying Aged Lung and Neurodegenerative Diseases

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/99840891981
Meeting ID: 9984089 1981 / Passcode: 514184

Monday, 8/31/20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Sharel Figueredo, PhD
Quanterix Corp

Monitoring Health and Disease Progression with Ultra-Sensitive Simoa Assays

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Monday, 9/14/20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Maheswari Senthil, MD, FACS
UC Irvine Health

Peritoneal Carcinomatosis: Time for Paradigm Shift in Diagnosis and Treatment

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/98973022857
Meeting ID: 989 7302 2857 / Passcode: 101846

Monday, 9/28/20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Olga Razoranova, PhD
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Synthetic Lethality Screens to Discover Kidney Cancer Therapeutics

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/99684587747
Meeting ID: 996 8458 7747 / Passcode: 140896

Monady, 10/5/20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Farah Rahmatpanah, PhD
UC Irvine School of Medicine

Endogenous Retroviruses in Ovarian and Prostate Cancer

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/94722651285
Meeting ID: 947 2265 1285 / Passcode: 164079

Monday, 10/12/20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Shahrdad Lotfipour, PhD
UC Irvine

Functional Role of a Human 3'UTR Polymorphism of the Alpha6 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Subunit in Adolescent Nicotine Seeking Behavior

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/99642881589
Meeting ID: 996 4288 1589 / Passcode: 355298

Monday, 10/26/20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Michael Keiser, PhD
UC San Francisco

Classifying Amyloid Beta Deposits Using Interpretable Convolutional Neural Networks Trained from Multiple Experts

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/96026452610
Meeting ID: 960 2645 2610 / Passcode: 291358

Monday, 11/23/20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Todd Golde, MD, PhD
University of Florida

New Twists on the Amyloid Cascade Hypthesis Inform Therapeutic Discovery

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/93266036843
Meeting ID: 932 6603 6843 / Passcode: 329432

Monday, 1/11/21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Wendy Cozen, DO, MPH
UC Irvine

Macro and Micro Characteristics of Hodgkin Lymphoma

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/95922267993
Meeting ID: 959 2226 7993 / Passcode: 758162

Monday, 1/25/21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm George Shaw, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Recapitulation of HIV-1 Envelope-Antibody Coevolution in Rhesus Macaques Leading to Neutralization Breadth

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/94208921539
Meeting ID: 942 0892 1539 / Passcode: 986270

Monday, 2/22/21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Peter Nelson, MD, PhD
University of Kentucky

LATE: What it is, Why it's important, and How we might beat it

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/95714968572
Meeting ID: 957 1496 8572 / Passcode: 274486

Monday, 3/29/21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Dan Geschwind, MD, PhD
UCLA School of Medicine

Biological Insights from High Throughput Analyses of the Functional Impact of Human Genetic Variation in Dementia

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/98086181228
Meeting ID: 980 8618 1228 / Passcode: 938120

Monday, 4/5/21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Christopher Douglas
GSR - Bota lab

The Role of LonP1 in GBM Tumor Progression

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/91230149715
Meeting ID: 912 3014 9715 / Passcode: 611238

Monday, 4/12/21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Javier Lepe
GSR - Bota Lab

Mitochondrial Protein Trafficking as a Therapeutic Target for Glioblastoma

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/91230149715
Meeting ID: 912 3014 9715 / Passcode: 611238

Monday, 4/19/21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jacob Deyell
GSR - La Spada Lab

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Jeremy Rouanet
GSR - Head Lab

The Neuroprotective Role of PPAR-delta in Microglia

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Isoliation of Plasma Extracellular Vesicles for Biomarkers of Alzheimer Disease in Down Syndrome

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/91230149715
Meeting ID: 912 3014 9715 / Passcode: 611238

Monday, 4/26/21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Sidi Chen, PhD
Yale University

Gene Editing and Immunotherapy

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/96997443949
Meeting ID: 969 9744 3949 / Passcode: 232824

Monday, 5/3/21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Leonard Petrucelli, PhD
Mayo Clinic

Mechanistic and Therapeutic Insights into Expansion Repeat Disorders

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/97303884169
Meeting ID: 973 0388 4169 / Passcode: 420542

Monday, 5/10/21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thomas Caldwell
GSR - Forthal Lab

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Michael Neel
GSR - Monuki Lab

Utilizing In-Vivo and In-Vitro Models to Recapitulate and Study the Genetic Bottleneck fo SIV/HIV Transmission

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Biondi Inclusions: Characterizing an Aging-Related Amyloid of the Human Choroid Plexus

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/91230149715
Meeting ID: 912 3014 9715 / Passcode: 611238

Monday, 5/24/21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Laura van 't Veer, PhD
UC San Francisco

Optimal Treatment of Breast Cancer: Science to Healthcare

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https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/92328657375
Meeting ID: 923 2865 7375 / Passcode: 347937

Monday, 6/7/21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Zhuoli Zhang
UC Irvine School of Medicine

MRI-Guided Dendritic-Cell-Based Vaccine Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

To Join Zoom Meeting:
https://ucihealth.zoom.us/j/96893511658
Meeting ID: 968 9351 1658 / Passcode: 804736

To be rescheduled 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Tarik Haydar, PhD
George Washington University

Maturation of the oligodendrocyte lineage in Down Syndrome: Lessons from forebrain, spinal cord, and from stem cells