Pathology Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds and Special Seminars

Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. Room 145, Level 9, Basic Sciences Tower 
All seminars are currently being held virtually via Teams and Zoom.


June 8, 2023

Professor of Pathology

Mayo Clinic 

Rochester, MN

May 18, 2023

James Musser

Professor of Pathology

Houston Methodist Hospital 

November 17, 2022
Dr. Lorenzo Galluzzi
Weill-Cornell Medical Center

November 10, 2022

Arvind Panday

NIH/NCI K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Fellow

Instructor in Medicine

Harvard Medical School

October 27, 2022
Dr. Emery H. Bresnick
Professor of Cell and Regenerative Biology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

September 30, 2022
13th Annual Marvin Kuschner Memorial Lecture
Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
Senior Group Leader
Head of Janelia's 4D Cellular Physiology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus

August 4, 2022
Dr. Chengfeng Yang
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
“RNA Dysregulations In Carcinogenesis And Cancer Metastasis: Opportunities For Developing Mechanism-Based Cancer Therapies”

July 28, 2022
Dr. Sumitra Deb
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Microbiology & Immunology
Virginia Commonwealth University
“Novel Targeting Of Lung Tumors Carrying Oncogenic p53 Mutants” 

July 14, 2022
Dr. Kenneth P. Olive
Associate Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
"Understanding Cellular States In Pancreatic Cancer And Their Response To Therapeutics"

April 28, 2022
Dr. Izabela Podgorski
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
"Fat Cells, Lipids And Metabolic Deregulation In Bone-Metastatic Cancers"

April 7, 2022
Dr. Susan Waltz
Professor, Department of Cancer Biology
University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
“Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling in Breast Cancer”

March 24, 2022
Dr. Christian Metallo
Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Salk Institute
“Altered Serine and Glycine Metabolism In Cancer And Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy”

March 10, 2022
Dr. Labros Meimetis
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology/Cancer Center
Stony Brook University
"RadioIMunoStimulants (RIMS) A Targeted In Situ Vaccination Strategy for Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer"

March 3, 2022
Dr. Binfeng Lu
Professor, Department of Immunology
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
“Tissue Alarmin Cytokines As A Novel Cancer Immunotherapy”

January 6, 2022
Dr. Wenwei Hu
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
“p53 In Cancer And Infection”

December 16, 2021
Dr. Marilyn Bui
Professor of Pathology
Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
“Unleash Your Superpower as a Patient-Centered Pathologist Through Research and Collaboration”

December 9, 2021
Dr. Guojun Yu
Research Fellow, Department of Cell Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
“Mechanistic Exploration Of The Chromatin Environment In Targeting Somatic Hypermutation in Human B Cells”

December 7, 2021
Dr. Emily Wang
Professor, Department of Pathology
University of California, San Diego
“Local and Systemic Effects of Cancer-Secreted Extracellular miRNA”

December 2, 2021
Dr. Zhaohui Feng
Departments of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacology
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
“Tumor Suppressor p53 and Its Mutants In Cancer Metabolism”

November 4, 2021
12th Annual Marvin Kuschner Memorial Lecture

Dr. Ramon Parsons
Director, The Tisch Cancer Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
“The PTEN/PI3K/AKT Pathway in Cancer”

October 21, 2021
Dr. Esperanza Arias
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine  
“Selective Autophagy in Liver Pathophysiology”

September 23, 2021
Dr. Luisa Escobar-Hoyos
Assistant Professor, Therapeutic Radiology & Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Yale University
“Altered RNA Splicing: A Driver Event In Pancreatic Cancer”

September 16, 2021
Dr. Ke Jian Liu
Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research
University of New Mexico
“Selective Interaction of Arsenic with Zinc Finger Proteins: Implications and Health Effects”

September 2, 2021
Dr. Costas Lyssiotis
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan
“Metabolic Networks in the Tumor Microenvironment”

August 19, 2021
Dr. Linda Schuler
Professor, Comparative Biosciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
"Hormones and ER+ Breast Cancer: Orchestrating the Tumor Microenvironment"

July 15, 2021
Dr. Don X. Nguyen
Associate Professor, Pathology and Medical Oncology
Yale University
“Adaptive Mechanisms of Metastasis and Drug Response in Lung Cancer” 

June 10, 2021
Dr. David Montrose
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Stony Brook University
“Modulating Diet and Microbiota to Prevent and Treat Colorectal Cancer”

June 3, 2021
Dr. Jingfang Ju
Professor, Department of Pathology
Stony Brook University
"Build a MicroRNA Cancer Drug Development Platform"

May 27, 2021
Dr. Mike Airola
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Stony Brook University
“Structural Insights Into Triglyceride Biosynthesis”

May 20, 2021
Dr. Donald Karcher
Professor and Immediate Past Chair of Pathology, George Washington University Medical Center 
"The CAP and the Future of Pathology"

May 6, 2021
Dr. Agnieszka Bialkowska
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Stony Brook University
"Pancreatic Disease: Progression From Pancreatitis to Cancer"

April 29, 2021
Dr. Hasan Korkaya
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Augusta University
"Significance of Myeloid Cells in the Tumor Microenvironment and Pre-Metastatic Niche"

April 22, 2021
Dr. Joel Saltz    
Cherith Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Vice Chair for Laboratory Initiatives and Digital Medicine in the Department of Pathology
Vice President for Clinical Informatics, Stony Brook Medicine
Associate Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center
"Pathology Informatics – Digital Pathology, AI, Research and the Laboratory"

April 15, 2021
Dr. Anait S. Levenson 
Professor of Cancer Research and Pharmacology
Co-Director, Cancer Research Laboratories (Brooklyn)
Department of Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine, Long Island University
“MTA1-Targeted Chemopreventive, Interceptive and Therapeutic Options in Prostate Cancer”

March 25, 2021
Dr. Chuan Huang
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
Stony Brook University
"Machine Learning in Cancer Imaging beyond Computer-Aided Dx"

March 18, 2021
Dr. Richard Moffitt
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Stony Brook University
“The National COVID Cohort Collaborative: Clinical Characterization and Early Severity Prediction”

March 11, 2021
Dr. Ute Moll
Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair for Experimental Pathology
Stony Brook University
"Therapeutic Ablation of Gain-of-Function Missense Mutant p53 In Cancer As Critical Anti-Tumor Target"

March 4, 2021
Dr. Jeffrey Ge
Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stony Brook University
"The Effect of Off-Axis Rotation on PTV Estimation in Radiotherapy"

February 25, 2021
Dr. Evguenia Alexandrova
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Stony Brook University
“New Therapies and Mechanisms of HER2-positive Breast Cancer and Beyond”

February 11, 2021
Dr. Jerome Liang
Professor, Co-Director of Research, Department of Radiology
Stony Brook University
“Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Computer-Aided Diagnosis in Cancer Imaging”

January 14, 2021
Dr. Chiara Luberto
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Stony Brook University
“Role and Regulation of Sphingomyelin Synthase 1 in Leukemia: An Interesting ‘Start’”

January 7, 2021
Dr. Ramana Davuluri
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Stony Brook University
"Application of Deep-learning Methods for Deciphering the Language of Non-coding DNA in the Human Genome"

December 17, 2020
Dr. Fei Chen
Wayne State University
Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
"Epigenetic Regulator MDIG in Lung Fibrosis and Cancer"

November 19, 2020
Dr. Besim Ogretmen
Medical University of South Carolina
Professor and SmartState Endowed Chair in Lipidomics and Drug Discovery
"Sphingolipid Metabolism and Signaling in Cancer Therapeutics: Implications in Aging, Neurodegeneration, and Immunotherapy"

October 29, 2020
Dr. Jacob Houghton
Stony Brook University
Assistant Professor, Radiology
"An Innovative Strategy to Enhance Antibody-Based Nuclear Imaging and Therapy"

September 10, 2020
Dr. Adam Rosebrock
Stony Brook University
Assistant Professor, Pathology
"putting Metabolism In Context: Using Genetic and Nutritional Manipulation To Uncover New Biochemical Activities and Mechanisms of Regulation"

August 27, 2020
Dr. Mehdi Damaghi
University of South Florida
Assistant Professor, Oncologic Sciences
"Evolution of Metabolic Phenotyoes in Breast Cancer"

August 6th, 2020
Dr. Esther Speer
Stony Brook University
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
“Immunomodulatory approaches to neonatal infection and inflammation”

June 4th, 2020
Dr. Labros Meimetis
Chronus Pharmaceuticals
Chief Executive Officer
“Unique Immunotherapy Paradigms for Difficult to Treat Cancers”

February 20th, 2020
Dr. Qing (Robert) Mao
New York University Winthrop Research Institute
Professor, Foundations of Medicine
“Nogo-B receptor is an alternative target for attenuating Ras activation in cancer”

February 13th, 2020
Dr. Jorge Benach
Stony Brook University
Toll Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
“The discovery of the Lyme disease agent”

January 16th, 2020
Dr. Chris Halbrook
University of Michigan
Postdoctoral Fellow
“Metabolism Drives Therapy Resistance and Shapes Pancreatic Tumorigenesis”

December 12th, 2019
Dr. Jacob Houghton
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Radiology & Radiological Science
“Host: Guest Pretargeting for PET Imaging and Radioimmumotherapy”

December 5th, 2019
Dr. Jun Wang
Stony Brook University
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
“Single-Cell Functional Proteomics Tools for Rapid Analysis of Molecular Signatures of Small Samples”

October 24th, 2019
Dr. Evelyn Jiagge
Henry Ford Hospital
“Unique international and multiethnic PDX models predict a possible ethnic specific immune signature in TNBC”

October 17th, 2019
Dr. Mayumi Fujita
University of Colorado
“Tumor inflammation and immune suppression via inflammasome activation”

October 3rd, 2019
Dr. Jan Krumsiek
Weill Cornell Medical Center
“Metabolomics: From Pathogenesis to Precision Medicine

September 19th, 2019
Dr. Shannon Cornett
Bruker Daltonics
Applications Development Manager
“MALDI Imaging is a versatile molecular visualization tool for discovering new insight into biological processes”

September 12th, 2019
Dr. David Hicks
University of Rochester
“Breast Cancer Predictive Factor Testing (ER, PR, & HER2): Bridging the Gap between Diagnosis and Clinical Management

August 22nd, 2019
Dr. Hassan Arbab
Stony Brook University
Assistant Professor
“Terahertz Biomedical Imaging: Developing a new handheld imaging modality for cancer diagnosis”

August 8th, 2019
Dr. Claudia Kemper
Chief of the Complement and Inflammation Research Station
“An Unexpected Force from Within: the Complosome as Key Player in Cell Metabolism”

July 25th, 2019
Dr. Eszter Boros 
Stony Brook University
Department of Chemistry
Additional Information to be Announced

June 27th, 2019
Basil Rigas. MD, DSc
Chief Division of Cancer Prevention
Stony Brook University, Department of Medicine
"Modified NSAIDs as Anticancer Agents"

June 20th, 2018
Peter A. Sims, PhD
Assistant Professor, Columbia University 
Director, Systems Biology Graduate Studies   Director, Columbia Single Cell Analysis Core
“Single Cell Analysis of Differentiation and Drug Response in Glioblastoma”

May 2th, 2019
Jin Wang, PhD
Professor Chemistry and Physics
Stony Brook University
“Exploring the Relationships between the Cancer and Immunity and between Cancer and Metabolism through the Underlying Regulatory Networks”

April 18th, 2019
Timothy McGraw, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry in Cardiothoracic Surgery
“AKT Regulation of Glucose Metabolism”

March 28th, 2019
Andrew H. Fischer, MD
Professor University of Massachusetts Medical School
Director Cytopathology 
“The Importance of the Cellular Level for Diagnosis and Cancer Research”

March 14th, 2019
Dr. Jose Javier Bravo-Cordero, PhD
Assistant Professor Tisch Cancer Institute
Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology and Department of Medicine
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital

February 28th, 2019
Jingfang Ju, PhD
Professor of Pathology 
Stony Brook Medicine, Department of Pathology
“Development of miRNA based cancer therapeutics

February 7th, 2019
Andrew Aquirre, MD, PhD 
Physician, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

January 31st, 2019
James Davis, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Medical Director of Stony Brook BioBank
Stony Brook Medicine, Department of Pathology

December 6th, 2018
Dr. Andrei Gudkov, PhD
Professor of Oncology and Garman Family Chair, 
Department of cell stress biology, Roswell Park Cancer Center
“Puzzles and paradoxes of DNA damage response in vivo”

November 15, 2018- Annual Marvin Kuschner Lecture
Dr. Daniel Remick, MD
Professor and Chairman, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center
“Traumatic brain injury augments innate immunity to clear bacteria”

November 8th, 2018
Dr. Kanokporn Noy Rithidech, PhD
Professor of Research, Stony Brook Department of Pathology
“Ionizing Radiation: An established concept with new opportunities"

October 25th, 2018
Dr. Omar Tliba, DVM, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology, Long Island College of Veterinary Medicine
“Corticosteroid resistance in severe asthma: Novel role of airway structural cells”

October 11th, 2018
Dr. Dennis Galanakis, MD
Professor, Stony Brook Department of Pathology
“Unraveling the composition and functions of circulating soluble fibrin”

September 27th, 2018
Dr. Asfar S. Azmi, PhD 
Assistant Professor 
Karmanos Cancer Institute Wayne State University
“Targeting Nuclear Protein Transport in Cancer”

September 6th, 2018
Dr. Yupo Ma, MD, PhD
Professor, Medical Director of Flow Cytometry Lab Scientific Director of Stem Cell Core, 
Stony Brook Department of Pathology“Cell therapy is ischemic disease: a de-differentiation approach