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

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)

Sponsored by the ASIP Committee for Career Development and Diversity


Edward A. Medina, MD, PhDChair
Edward A. Medina, MD, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center

Titus A. Reaves, PhDCo-Chair
Titus A. Reaves, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

Nakisha Rutledge, BScCo-Chair
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.


  • Chair - Welcome and Introductions
  • 12:00 PM - 12:05 PM
    My Adaptation through Innovation: Elasticity, Thickness, and Pigmentation is More than Skin Deep
    Cecelia C. Yates, PhD ? University of Pittsburgh
  • 12:05 PM - 12:10 PM
    Probing the Many Secret Lives of the Flesh-Eating Pathogen: A Ridiculous, Misguided, and Fulfilling Walk
    James Musser, MD, PhD ? Houston Methodist Hospital
  • 12:10 PM - 12:15 PM
    Bench to Bedside: Bridging The Gap
    Kelsey Dillehay McKillip, PhD ? University of Cincinnati
  • 12:15 PM - 12:20 PM
    Resolvin Cancer
    Dipak Panigrahy, MD ? Harvard Medical School
  • 12:20 PM - 12:25 PM
    Understanding Aggressive Breast Cancer Phenotypes
    Celina Kleer, MD ? University of Michigan
  • 12:25 PM - 12:30 PM
    e Combination: My Pathway to Translational Biophysics
    David C. Williams, Jr., MD, PhD ? University at North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 12:30 PM - 12:35 PM
    Transforming Patient’s Lives With Science: It Takes a Village
    Cary Austin, MD, PhD ? Genentech
  • 12:35 PM - 12:40 PM
    My Career in Pathology: Serendipity and Society Support
    Martha B. Furie, PhD ? Stony Brook University
  • 12:40 PM - 12:45 PM
    Studying Oxygen Sensing in Cancer: My Personal Journey
    Qing Zhang, PhD ? UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • 12:45 PM - 12:50 PM
    Trailblazing or Bushwhacking? Uncovering Foam Cell Biology in an Unlikely Place
    Verónica Contreras-Shannon, PhD ? St. Mary's University
  • 12:55 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chromosome Variations in the Liver — Cool, But Why Should We Care?
    Andrew Duncan, PhD ? University of Pittsburgh
  • 1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
    It's a Wonderful Life: Being a Physician Scientist in Clinical Pathology
    Robinna Lorenz, MD, PhD ? Genentech, Inc.
  • 1:05 PM - 1:10 PM
    My Personal Mexican Standoff: Reckoning Diabetic Vasculopathy
    Roberto I. Mota Alvidrez, MD, MS ? University of Pittsburgh
  • 1:10 PM - 1:15 PM
    It’s Been All Growth Factors, All the Time
    Patricia A. D’Amore, PhD, MBA ? Massachusetts Eye & Ear/Harvard Medical School
  • 1:15 PM - 1:20 PM
    Making the Most of Rejection: Lessons Learned from Transplant Pathology
    Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD ? Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School