Residency : IM Residency at Montefiore Med Ctr, NY
Thesis Advisor: Renee Tsolis, Ph.D.
Graduate Group: Microbiology
Current Position/Affiliations: Infectious Diseases Fellowship at U of Washington
Kerrinnes T, Young BM, Leon C, Roux CM, Tran L, Atluri VL, Winter MG, Tsolis RM. “Phospholipase A1 modulates the cell envelope phospholipid content of Brucella melitensis, contributing to polymyxin resistance and pathogenicity.” Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Nov.
Winter SE, Winter MG, Atluri VL, Poon V, Romão EL, Tsolis RM, Bäumler AJ. “The flagellar regular TviA reduces pyroptosis by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi.” Infect Immun. 2015 Apr.
Silva TM, Mol JP, Winter MG, Atluri V, Xavier MN, Pires SF, Paixão TA, Andrade HM, Santos RL, Tsolis RM. “The predicted ABC transporter AbcEDCBA is required for type IV secretion system expression and lysosomal evasion by Brucella ovis.” PloS One. 2014 Dec 4.
Patra KP, Saito M, Atluri VL, Rolán HG, Young B, Kerrinnes T, Smits H, Ricaldi JN, Gotuzzo E, Gilman RH, Tsolis RM, Vinetz JM. “A protein-conjugate approach to develop a monoclonal antibody-based antigen detection test for the diagnosis of human brucellosis.” PloS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Jun 5.
Xavier MN, Winter MG, Spees AM, den Hartigh AB, Nguyen K, Roux CM, Silva TM, Atluri VL, Kerrinnes T, Keestra AM, Monack DM, Luciw PA, Eigenheer RA, Bäumler AJ, Santos RL, Tsolis RM. “PPARy-mediated increase in glucose availability sustains chronic Brucella abortus infection in alternatively activated macrophages.” Cell Host Microbe. 2013 Aug 14.
Xavier MN, Winter MG, Spees AM, Nguyen K, Atluri VL, Silva TM, Bäumler AJ, Müller W, Santos RL, Tsolis RM. “CD4+ T cell-derived IL-10 promotes Brucella abortus persistence via modulation of macrophage function.” PloS Pathog. 2013.
Terwagne M, Ferooz J, Rolán HG, Sun YH, Atluri VL, Xavier MN, Franchi L, Núñez G, Legrand T, Flavell RA, De Bolle X, Letesson JJ, Tsolis RM. “Innate immune recognition of flagellin limits systemic persistence of Brucella.” Cell Microbiol. 2013 Jun.
Cannella AP, Lin JC, Liang L, Atluri VL, Gotuzzo E, Felgner PL, Tsolis RM, Vinetz JM. “Serial kinetics of the antibody response against the complete Brucella melitensis ORFeome in focal vertebral brucellosis.” J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Mar.
Atluri VL, Xavier MN, de Jong MF, den Hartigh AB, Tsolis RM. “Interactions of the human pathogenic Brucella species with their hosts.” Annu Rev Microbiol. 2011. Review
Paschos A, den Hartigh A, Smith MA, Atluri VL, Sivanesan D, Tsolis RM, Baron C. “An in vivo high-throughput screening approach targeting the type IV secretion system component VirB8 identified inhibitors of Brucella abortus 2308 proliferation.” Infect Immun. 2011 Mar.
Liang L, Leng D, Burk C, Nakajima-Sasaki R, Kayala MA, Atluri VL, Pablo J, Unal B, Ficht TA, Gotuzzo E, Saito M, Morrow WJ, Liang X, Baldi P, Gilman RH, Vinetz JM, Tsolis RM, Felgner PL. “Large scale immune profiling of infected humans and goats reveals differential recognition of Brucella meltiensis antigens.” PloS Negl Trop Dis. 2010 May 4.
V.L. Atluri, H.G. Rolan, M.N. Xavier, A.B. den Hartigh, L. Franchi, M. Winter, D. Monack, G. Núñez, K. Fitzgerald, and R. M. Tsolis. The Type IV Secretion System of Brucella spp. is required for activation of caspase-1. Brucellosis 2011 International Research Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Sept 21-23, 2011).
V Atluri, M Winter, M Xavier, M de Jong, and R Tsolis. Activation of caspase-1 by Brucella melitensis is partially dependent on BopA. Toll2011, Lago di Garda, Italy (May 4-7, 2011).
V Atluri, M de Jong, R Tsolis. The role of BopA and BopB in Brucella pathogenesis. Conference: ASM 2010, San Diego, 2010.
Residency: Psychiatry Residency at Harvard Longwood- Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr, MA
Thesis Advisor: Dennis Matthews, Ph.D.
Graduate Group: Biomedical Engineering
Awasthi S, Izu LT, Mao Z, Jian Z, Landas T, Lerner A, Shimkunas R, Woldeyesus R, Bossuyt J, Wood B, Chen YJ, Matthews DL, Lieu DK, Chiamvimonvat N, Lam KS, Chen-Izu Y, Chan JW. “Multimodal SHG-2PF Imaging of Microdomain Ca2+-Contraction Coupling in Live Cardiac Myocytes.” Circ Res. 2016 Jan 22. Review.
Collier BB, Awasthi S, Lieu DK, Chan JW. “Non-linear optical flow cytometry using a scanned, Bessel bean light-sheet.” Sci Rep. 2015 May 29.
Awasthi S, Matthews DL, Li RA, Chiamvimonvat N, Lieu DK, Chan JW. “Label-free identification and characterization of human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes using second harmonic generation (SHG) microscopy.” J Biophotonics. 2012 Jan.
Wagner T, Shweta F, Murugadoss K, Awasthi S, Venkatakrishnan AJ, Bade S, Puranik A, Kang M, Pickering BW, O'Horo JC, Bauer PR, Razonable RR, Vergidis P, Temesgen Z, Rizza S, Mahmood M, Wilson WR, Challener D, Anand P, Liebers M, Doctor Z, Silvert E, Solomon H, Anand A, Barve R, Gores G, Williams AW, Morice WG 2nd, Halamka J, Badley A, Soundararajan V. “Augmented curation of clinical notes from a massive EHR system reveals symptoms of impending COVID-19 diagnosis.”
Sćepanović OR, Fitzmaurice M, Gardecki JA, Angheloiu GO, Awasthi S, Motz JT, Kramer JR, Dasari RR, Feld MS. “Detection of morphological markers of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque using multimodal spectroscopy.”
Kosman KA, Lonergan BB, Awasthi S, Hinchman CA, Stern AP. “Emerging Areas of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Use in Psychiatry.” Future Neurology. Vol. 12(3):171-183 (2017).
Awasthi S, Pan H, LeDoux JE, Cloitre M, Altemus M, McEwen B, Silbersweig D, Stern E. The Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis and Functionally Linked Neurocircuitry Modulate Emotion Processing and HPA Axis Dysfunction in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. In press (accepted September 2020). NeuroImage: Clinical.
Awasthi S, Wagner T, Venkatakrishnan AJ, Puranick A, Hurchik M, Agarwal V, Conrad I, Kirkup C, Arunachalam R, O’Horo J, Kremers W, Kashyap R, Morice W, Halamka J, Williams AW, Faubion WA, Badley AD, Gores GJ, Soundararajan V. Plasma IL-6 Levels following Corticosteroid Therapy as an Indicator of ICU Length of Stay in Critically ill COVID-19 Patients. Cell Death Discovery. Accepted 12/4/2020.
Pawlowski C, Rincon-Hekking J, Awasthi S, Pandey V, Akama-Garren E, Lenehan P, Bade S, O’Horo JC, Virk A, Swift MS, Williams AW, Gores GJ, Badley AD, Halamka J , Soundararajan V. Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis is not Significantly Linked to COVID-19 Vaccines or Non-COVID Vaccines in a Large Multi-State Health System. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. In Press. Available online 16 June 2021, 105923.
McMurry R, Lenehan P, Awasthi S, Silvert E, Puranik A, Pawlowski C, Venkatakrishnan AJ, Anand P, Agarwal V, O’Horo JC, Gores GJ, Williams AW, Badley AD, Halamka J, Virk A, Swift MD, Carlson K, Doddahonnaiah D, Metzger A, Kayal N, Berner G, Ramudu E, Carpenter C, Wagner T, Rajasekharan A, Soundararajan V. Real-time analysis of a mass vaccination effort confirms the safety of FDA-authorized mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNtech. Med. Accepted, proofing.
Research Project: (1-2 sentences):
We are developing a label-free, non-invasive cell sorter capable of purifying stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (SC-CMs) from the mixture of cells that results from a typical embryoid body or directed differentiation protocol. The technology is based off of second harmonic generation (SHG), a nonlinear optical process that occurs quite strongly in sarcomeric myosin. We are also using SHG to image the contractile dynamics of immature SC-CMs.
Presentations: Optics Within Life Sciences 2010 (Quebec City, QC, Canada). "Second
harmonic generation (SHG) microscopy of stem cell derived
SPIE Photonics West: BIOS 2011 (San Francisco, CA). "Characterization
of stem cell derived cardiomyocytes using second harmonic generation
Residency: Surgery – Preliminary, San Joaquin General Hospital
Alma Mater: University of California, Berkeley
Thesis Advisor: Jerry Powell (UC Davis), Shaun Coughlin (UCSF)
Graduate Group: BMCDB
Schepis A, Barker A, Srinivasan Y, Balouch E, Zheng Y, Lam I, Clay H, Hsiao CD, Coughlin SR. “Protease signaling regulates apical cell extrusion, cell contacts, and proliferation in epithelia.” J Cell Biol. 2018 Mar 5;217(3):1097-1112.
Balouch E, “Role of Matriptase In Modulating Epithelial Integrity and Homeostasis” (unpublished doctoral thesis, University of California San Francisco, 2016)
Lee GM, Balouch E, Goetz DH, Lazic A, McKerrow JH, Craik CS. “Mapping inhibitor binding modes on an active cysteine protease via nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.” Biochemistry. 2012 Dec 18;51(50):10087-98.
The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) 2020. San Juan, PR.
New York City Spinal Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (NYC-MISS) 2019. NY, NY.
Annual Research Day, San Joaquin General Hospital (2018)
BMCDB Graduate Group Retreat, Bodega Bay, CA Poster Presenter (2015)
Cardiovascular Research Institute, UCSF Retreat, Santa Cruz, CA Poster Presenter (2015)
Carolyn Zenith Black
Residency: Medicine Prelim at UCSF-Fresno
Alma Mater: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Thesis Advisor: Lisa A. Miller
Graduate Group: BMCDB
Current Position/Affiliations: Pain Medicine & Rehab Residency at Harvard Spaulding Rehab Hospital, Chief Resident for AY 20-21
Black C, Gerriets JE, Fontaine JH, Harper RW, Kenyon NJ, Tablin F, Schelegle ES, Miller LA. Early Life Wildfire Smoke Exposure is Associated with Immune Dysregulation and Lung Function Decrements in Adolescence. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2017 Feb 16
Black C, Tesfaigzi Y, Bassein JA, Miller LA. “Wildfire smoke exposure and human health: Significant gaps in research for a growing public health issue.”
Residency: Med-Prelim/Opthalmology at U of Iowa
Alma Mater: University of California, Davis
Thesis Advisor: Marie Burns
Graduate Group: BMCDB
Peinado, G., Fortenbach, C.R., Naarendorp F., Gross O., Pugh E., Burns., M.E., “Bright flash response recovery of mammalian rods in vivo is rate limited by RGS9” The Journal of General Physiology (2017): jgp-201611692.
Fortenbach, C.R., et al. " Imaging Considerations in Suspected Intraocular Foreign Bodies” Advances in Ophthalmology & Visual System 4.4 (2016): 121-122
Fortenbach, C.R., et al. "Speeding rod recovery improves temporal resolution in the retina." Vision research 110 (2015): 57-67.
Modjtahedi, B.S., Fortenbach C.R., and A.C. Lorch. "Optic Nerve Head Avulsion: Clinical, Radiographic, and Sonographic Correlations." Ophthalmology 122.12 (2015): 2442.
Speeding rod recovery improves temporal resolution in the retina. Vision Res. 2015 May;110(Pt A):57-67. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2015.02.011. Epub 2015 Mar 5.
Fortenbach CR, Modjtahedi BS, Maibach HI. “Role of physical chemical properties in drug relay into skin compartments.” Skin Pharmacology and Physiology. 2008;21(6):294-9.
Modjtahedi BS, Fortenbach CR, Marsano JG, Gandhi AM, Staab R, Maibach HI. “Guinea pig sensitization assays: An experimental comparison of three methods.” Cutaneous and ocular toxicology. 2011 Jun 1;30(2):129-37.
Ulu A, Appt SE, Morisseau C, Hwang SH, Jones PD, Rose TE, Dong H, Lango J, Yang J, Tsai HJ, Miyabe C, Fortenbach CR, Adams MR, Hammock BD. “Pharmacokinetics and in vivo potency of soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitors in cynomolgus monkeys.” British journal of pharmacology. 2012 Mar;165(5):1401-12.
Mai AP, Fortenbach CR, Wibbenmeyer LA, Wang K, Shriver EM. “Preserving vision: rethinking burn patient monitoring to prevent orbital compartment syndrome.” Journal of Burn Care & Research. 2020 Apr 3.
Fortenbach CR, Modjtahedi BS. “Bilateral Enlargement of the Foveal Avascular Zone on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Associated With Cocaine Use.” JAMA Ophthalmology. 2020 Apr 16.
Fortenbach CR, Goldman E, Kishan AU, Mathew S, Modjtahedi BS, Morse LS. “The Role of Lipids and Lipid Metabolism in Age-Related Macular Degeneration.” In Handbook of Nutrition, Diet, and the Eye 2019 Jan 1 (pp. 47-71). Academic Press.
Quist TS, Fortenbach CR, Miller MA, Bettis DI, Topiramate-induced angle closure. EyeRounds.org. April 9, 2019. Available from http://EyeRounds.org/cases/283-topiramate-induced-angle-closure.htm
Walling A, Fortenbach CR, Larson S, Kemp P, Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction. EyeRounds.org. May 13, 2020. Available from https://eyerounds.org/cases/296-congenital-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction.htm
Yom KH, Mai AP, Fortenbach CR, Wibbenmeyer LA, Wang K, Shriver EM, Orbital Compartment Syndrome in a Burn Patient. EyeRounds.org. May 15, 2020. Available from https://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/eyeforum/cases/297-OCS-in-burn-patient.htm
Fortenbach CR, Peinado Allina G, Shores CM, Karlen SJ, Miller EB, Bishop H, Trimmer JS, Pugh EN, Burns ME. Physiological function and dysfunction of rods lacking Kv2.1, the principal K+ channel responsible for outward dark current. In review with Journal of General Physiology
Whitmore SS, Fortenbach CR, Cheng JL, Deluca AP, Crister DB, Stone EM, Han IC, Analysis of Retinal Sublayer Thicknesses and Rates of Thickness Change in ABCA4-Associated Stargardt Disease. In review with Scientific Reports
Fortenbach CR, Omar T, Maibach HI, Modjtahedi BS. Treatment of Ocular Rosacea. In Rosacea 2020 (ch 8). Springer Press.
Residency: IM Residency at Stanford
Alma Mater: UC Berkeley
Thesis Advisor: Martin Privalsky
Graduate Group: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Current Position/Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dept. of Hematology and Oncology, UC Davis; MD/PhD Steering Committee Member
Jonas BA, Greenberg PL. Best Pract Res Clin Haematol. 2015 Mar;28(1):3-13. doi: 10.1016/j.beha.2014.11.001. Epub 2014 Nov 11. PMID: 25659725 “MDS prognostic scoring systems – past, present, and future.”
Davis JR, Benjamin DJ, Jonas BA. J Investig Med. 2018 Dec;66(8):1088-1095. doi: 10.1136/jim-2018-000807. Epub 2018 Aug 19. PMID: 30127098 “New and emerging therapies for acute myeloid leukaemia.”
Jonas BA. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Jul 12;9(398):eaan8205. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aan8205. PMID: 28701479 “On the origin of relapse in AML.”
Medeiros BC, Chan SM, Daver NG, Jonas BA, Pollyea DA. Am J Hematol. 2019 Jul;94(7):803-811. doi: 10.1002/ajh.25484. Epub 2019 May 1. PMID: 30945331 “Optimizing survival outcomes with post-remission therapy in acute myeloid leukemia.”
Ho G, Li Q, Brunson A, Jonas BA, Wun T, Keegan THM. Am J Hematol. 2018 Nov;93(11):E370-E372. doi: 10.1002/ajh.25252. Epub 2018 Sep 26. PMID: 30105792 “Complications and early mortality in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia treated in California.”
Malfatti MA, Buchholz BA, Enright HA, Stewart BJ, Ognibene TJ, McCartt AD, Loots GG, Zimmermann M, Scharadin TM, Cimino GD, Jonas BA, Pan CX, Bench G, Henderson PT, Turteltaub KW. Toxics. 2019 May 9;7(2):27. doi: 10.3390/toxics7020027. PMID: 31075884 “Radiocarbon Tracers in Toxicology and Medicine: Recent Advances in Technology and Science.”
Jonas BA, Pollyea DA. Leukemia. 2019 Dec;33(12):2795-2804. doi: 10.1038/s41375-019-0612-8. Epub 2019 Oct 18. PMID: 31628431 “How we use venetoclax with hypomethylating agents for the treatment of newly diagnosed patients with acute myeloid leukemia.”
Wung W, Ananthakrishnan S, Jonas BA. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2018 Mar 14;6:2324709618764207. doi: 10.1177/2324709618764207. eCollection 2018 Jan-Dec. PMID: 29568782 “Proteinuria, Hypoalbuminemia, and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: An Unusual Trio.”
Jonas BA. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Mar 8;9(380):eaam9861. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aam9861. PMID: 28275157 “From MDS/AML to iPSC and back again.”
DiNardo CD, Pratz K, Pullarkat V, Jonas BA, Arellano M, Becker PS, Frankfurt O, Konopleva M, Wei AH, Kantarjian HM, Xu T, Hong WJ, Chyla B, Potluri J, Pollyea DA, Letai A. Blood. 2019 Jan 3;133(1):7-17. doi: 10.1182/blood-2018-08-868752. Epub 2018 Oct 25. PMID: 30361262 “Venetoclax combined with decitabine or azacitidine in treatment-naive, elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia.”
Link to all publications; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Jonas%2C+Brian
Graduate Group: BMCDB
Hammond E, Lang J, Maeda Y, Pleasure D, Angus-Hill M, Xu J, Horiuchi M, Deng W, Guo F. “The Wnt effector transcription factor 7-like 2 positively regulates obligodendrocyte differentiation in a manner independent of Wnt/β-catenin signaling.” J Neurosci. 2015 Mar 25.
Guo F, Lang J, Sohn J, Hammond E, Chang M, Pleasure D. “Canonical Wnt signaling in the obligodendroglial lineage—puzzles remain.” Glia. 2015 Oct. Review.
Sequerra EB, Cates S, Moreno M, Lang J, Orosco LA, Spencer K. “Endocannabinoid signaling alters internal programming of neuronal fate specification.” J Neurosci. 2013 Mar 27.
Lang J, Maeda Y, Bannerman P, Xu J, Horiuchi M, Pleasure D, Guo F. “Adenomatous polyposis coli regulates obligodendroglial development.” J Neurosci. 2013 Feb 13.
Sohn J, Selvaraj V, Wakayama K, Orosco L, Lee E, Crawford SE, Guo F, Lang J, Horiuchi M, Zarbalis K, Itoh T, Deng W, Pleasure D. “PEDF is a novel oligodendrogenic morphogen acting on the adult SVZ and corpus callosum.” J Neurosci. 2012 Aug 29.Tomimatsu T, Lee SJ, Peña JP, Ross JM, Lang J, Longo LD. “Maternal caffeine administration and cerebral oxygenation in near-term fetal sheep.” Peprod Sci. 2007 Sep.
Hammond E, Lang J, Maeda Y, Pleasure D, Angus-Hill M, Xu J, Horiuchi M, Deng W, Guo F. J Neurosci. 2015 Mar 25;35(12):5007-22. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4787-14.2015. “The Wnt effector transcription factor 7-like 2 positively regulates oligodendrocyte differentiation in a manner independent of Wnt/β-catenin signaling.”
Minakova E, Lang J, Medel-Matus JS, Gould GG, Reynolds A, Shin D, Mazarati A, Sankar R. PLoS One. 2019 Jan 10;14(1):e0210389. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210389. eCollection 2019. “Melanotan-II reverses autistic features in a maternal immune activation mouse model of autism.”
Lang J, Maeda Y, Bannerman P, Xu J, Horiuchi M, Pleasure D, Guo F. J Neurosci. 2013 Feb 13;33(7):3113-30. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3467-12.2013. “Adenomatous polyposis coli regulates oligodendroglial development.”
Sequerra EB, Cates S, Moreno M, Lang J, Orosco LA, Spencer K. J Neurosci. 2013 Mar 27;33(13):5437-8. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0274-13.2013. “Endocannabinoid signaling alters internal programming of neuronal fate specification.”
Sohn J, Selvaraj V, Wakayama K, Orosco L, Lee E, Crawford SE, Guo F, Lang J, Horiuchi M, Zarbalis K, Itoh T, Deng W, Pleasure D. J Neurosci. 2012 Aug 29;32(35):12152-64. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0628-12.2012. “PEDF is a novel oligodendrogenic morphogen acting on the adult SVZ and corpus callosum.”
Residency: Pediatrics Residency at U of Washington
Alma Mater: Princeton University
Thesis Advisor: Janine LaSalle, Ph.D.
Graduate group: BMCDB
Powell WT, MacKintosh EW, Del Rosso L, Chen ML. Positional Central Sleep Apnea in a Child with Cervical Instability. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Feb 22. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202010-3915IM. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33617755.
DelRosso LM, Chan J, Ruth C, Powell WT, Arp M, Hanevold C, Ferri R. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in children undergoing polysomnography. J Sleep Res. 2021 Feb 3:e13280. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13280. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33535275.
Powell WT, Campbell JA, Ross F, Jiménez PP, Rudzinski ER, Dickerson JA. Acute ANCA Vasculitis and Asymptomatic COVID-19. Pediatrics. 2021 Jan 20:e2020033092. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-033092. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33472989.
Forster CS, Nguyen ST, Powell WT, Moore DJ, Ho J, Heyman MB, Wenger TL, Gonzalez F, Hostetter M, Nowalk A, Rassbach CE, Boyer D, Weiss P, Blankenburg RL, Orange JS, Ackerman KG, Burns AM; National Pediatric Physician-Scientist Collaborative Workgroup. Perspectives from the Society for Pediatric Research: advice on sustaining science and mentoring during COVID-19. Pediatr Res. 2021 Jan 19:1–6. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-01321-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33469179; PMCID: PMC7814517.
Powell, Weston T., Maida Chen, Danielle Kraft, Erin Albers. “Sleep-disordered breathing in pediatric heart transplant recipients.” Pediatric Transplantation. 2020 Oct 26:e13888. doi: 10.1111/petr.13888. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33105526.
Christophers, Briana, Ben Gallo Marin, Rocio Oliva, Weston T. Powell, Timothy J. Savage, Ian C. Michelow. “Trends in clinical presentation of children with COVID-19: a systematic review of individual participant data.” Pediatric Research. 2020 Sep 17. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-01161-3. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32942286.
Powell, Weston T., Christian Schaaf, Megan Rech, Joanna Wrede. “Polysomnographic characteristics and sleep-disordered breathing in Schaaf-Yang syndrome.” Pediatric Pulmonology. 2020 Nov;55(11):3162-3167. doi: 10.1002/ppul.25056. Epub 2020 Sep 12. PMID: 32889788.
Audrea M. Burns, Kate Ackerman, Satid Thammasitboon, Caroline Rassbach, Mark A. Ward, Rebecca Blankenburg, Catherine S. Forster, Heather McPhillips, Tara Wenger, Weston T. Powell, Melvin B. Heyman, Michael Hogarty, Debra Boyer, Margaret Hostetter, Pnina Weiss, Suong Nguyen, Donald Williams Parsons, Daniel J. Moore, Bobbi Byrne, Anthony French, Jordan S. Orange. “Fixing the leaky pipeline: identifying solutions for improving pediatrician-scientist training during pediatric residency.” Pediatric Research. 2020 Mar 16.
Rochelle L. Coulson, Weston T. Powell, Dag H. Yasui, Gayathri Dileep, James Resnick, Janine M. LaSalle. “Prader-Willi locus Snord116 RNA processing requires an active endogenous allele and neuron-specific splicing by Rbfox3/NeuN.” Human Molecular Genetics. 2018 Dec 1; 27(23):4051-4060.
Powell, Weston T., Robyn A. Borghese, Karen M. Kalanetra, Majid Mirmiran, David A. Mills, Mark A. Underwood. “Probiotic Administration in Infants with Gastroschisis: A Pilot Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.” Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2015 Nov 3.
Powell, Weston T. and Janine M. LaSalle. 2015 “Epigenetic mechanisms in diurnal cycles of metabolism and neurodevelopment.” Human Molecular Genetics. 2015 Oct 15; 24 (R1):R1-9.
Powell, Weston T., Rochelle L. Coulson, Florence K. Crary, Spencer S. Wong, Robert A. Ach, Peter Tsang, N. Alice Yamada, Dag H. Yasui, and Janine M. Lasalle. 2013. “A Prader-Willi Locus lncRNA Cloud Modulates Diurnal Genes and Energy Expenditure.” Human Molecular Genetics 22 (21) (November 1): 4318–28.
Powell, Weston T., Rochelle L. Coulson, Michael L. Gonzales, Florence K. Crary, Spencer S. Wong, Sarrita Adams, Robert A. Ach, et al. 2013. “R-Loop Formation at Snord116 Mediates Topotecan Inhibition of Ube3a-Antisense and Allele-Specific Chromatin Decondensation.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110 (34) (August 20): 13938–43.
Lasalle, Janine M., Weston T. Powell, and Dag H. Yasui. 2013. “Epigenetic Layers and Players Underlying Neurodevelopment.” Trends in Neurosciences 36 (8) (August): 460–70.
Powell, Weston T., and Janine M. LaSalle. 2013. “Imprinting in the CNS and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.” In Epigenetic Regulation in the Nervous System, edited by J. David Sweatt, Michael J. Meaney, Eric J. Nestler, and Schahram Akbarian, 267–279. Academic Press.
Meguro-Horike, Makiko, Dag H. Yasui, Weston T. Powell, Diane I. Schroeder, Mitsuo Oshimura, Janine M. Lasalle, and Shin-Ichi Horike. 2011. “Neuron-Specific Impairment of Inter-Chromosomal Pairing and Transcription in a Novel Model of Human 15q-Duplication Syndrome.” Human Molecular Genetics 20 (19): 3798–3810.
Christiaen, Lionel, Brad Davidson, Takeshi Kawashima, Weston T. Powell, Hector Nolla, Karen Vranizan, and Michael Levine. 2008. “The Transcription/migration Interface in Heart Precursors of Ciona Intestinalis.” Science 320 (5881): 1349–1352.
International and National Meeting Presentations and Abstracts
Weston T. Powell, Maida Chen, Danielle Kraft, Erin Albers. “Sleep-Disordered Breathing After Pediatric Orthotopic Heart Transplantation.” Poster. 2020 SLEEP Meeting. August 2020.
Weston T. Powell, Erin MacKintosh, Maida Chen. “Central sleep apnea with Cheyne Stokes breathing in a pediatric patient with heart failure.” Poster. 2020 SLEEP Meeting. August 2020. *Cancelled due to Covid-19
Weston T. Powell, Maida Chen. “Positional central sleep apnea in a child: not always obstructive.” Oral Case Presentation. 2020 SLEEP Meeting. August 2020.
Weston T. Powell, Joanna Wrede, Megan Rech, Christian Schaaf. “Sleep-disordered breathing in Schaaf-Yang Syndrome.” Poster. 2020 SLEEP Meeting. August 2020.
Katelin Kornfeind, Weston T. Powell, Mary Pat Frintner. “Graduating Residents with Chief Resident Positions, 2009-2018.” Poster. 2020 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. May 2020. *Cancelled due to Covid-19
Weston T. Powell, Mary Pat Frintner, Katelin Kornfeind, Hilary Haftel. “Experiences of Parenthood During Residency and Importance of Family-Friendly Benefits.” Oral Presentation. 2020 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. May 2020. *Cancelled due to Covid-19
Hilary Haftel, Weston T. Powell, Katelin Kornfeind, Mary Pat Frinter. “Parenthood During Residency and Importance of Family-Friendly Benefits.” Poster. 2020 Association of Pediatric Program Directors Meeting. March 2020. *Cancelled due to Covid-19
Lee Trope, Jessica Moriarty, Sindu Vellanki, Melissa Hewson, Weston T. Powell, Tiana Won, Kelly Dundon, Heather McPhillips, Caren Gellin, Michael Weisgerber, Sarah Hilgenberg, Becky Blankenburg. “With or Without You: Promoting Medical Student and Resident Autonomy across Clinical Settings.” APA Special Interest Group: Pediatric Residents. Workshop Presentation. 2019 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. April 2019.
“Fixing the Leaky Pipeline: Identifying Best Practices for Physician-Scientist Training During Residency” Hot Topics Hybrid Session. Expert Discussion Facilitator. 2019 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. April 2019.
Lauren Poull, Sanaz Skyttner-Rahmani, Andrea P. Anderson, Weston T. Powell, Jiaqi Yin, Carolyn C. Foster, Maneesh Batra. “Burnout and Resilience among Pediatric Residents in Stockholm, Sweden: Findings from a Mixed-Methods Study.” Poster. 2019 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. April 2019.
Lee Trope, Jessica Moriarty, Sindu Vellanki, Melissa Hewson, Weston T. Powell, Tiana Won, Kelly Dundon, Heather McPhillips, Caren Gellin, Michael Weisgerber, Sarah Hilgenberg, Becky Blankenburg. “With or Without You: Promoting Medical Student and Resident Autonomy across Clinical Settings.” Workshop Presentation. 2019 Association of Pediatric Program Directors Meeting. March 2019.
Carrie Rassbach, Debra Boyer, Rebecca Blankenburg, Heather McPhillips, Weston T. Powell, Pnina Weiss, Steven Levitte, Mark Ward, Audrea Burns. “Developing Physician Scientists During Residency.” Workshop Presentation. 2019 Association of Pediatric Program Directors Meeting. March 2019.
Powell, W.T., S. Chabra, H. McPhillips, M. Batra. “Promoting Physician Well-being: Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First!” Workshop Presentation. 2018 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. May 2018.
Powell, W.T., M. Chen, E. Alberda, E. Villavicencio, J. Taylor, M. Garrison, J. Tieder. “Sleep Health, Expectations and Evaluations for Physicians (SHEEP): A QI-based approach to improving attending sleep.” Poster. 2018 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. May 2018.
Powell, W.T., M. Chen, E. Alberda, E. Villavicencio, J. Taylor, M. Garrison, J. Tieder. “Sleep Health, Expectations and Evaluations for Physicians (SHEEP): A QI-based approach to improving attending sleep.” Poster. 2018 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. July 2018.
Meikle, J, W.T. Powell, L. Poull, T. Won, H. McPhillips, M. Batra. “We Don't All Scream for Ice Cream: Creation of an Integrated Longitudinal Well-Being Curriculum.” Poster. 2018 Association of Pediatric Program Directors Meeting. March 2018.
Powell, W.T., L. Poull., C.K. Gutman, H. McPhillips, M. Batra, S. Rooholamini. C. Breuner “Promoting Wellness and Resiliency Behavior Change Using a Personalized, Team-based approach.” Poster. 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. September 2017
Coulson, R., W.T. Powell, D.H. Yasui, J. Aflatooni, S. Wong, J.M. LaSalle. “Characterizing the processing, localization, and function of Snord116 noncoding RNAs at the Prader-Willi locus.” Poster. 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. October 2014.
Powell, W.T., R. Coulson, S. Wong, F. Crary, D.H. Yasui, J.M. LaSalle. “A long, non-coding RNA from the Prader-Willi critical region forms a subnuclear cloud and recruits transcriptional activating complexes to the Snord116 locus in postnatal neurons.” Oral Presentation. 62nd Annual American Society for Human Genetics Meeting. November 2012. ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research.
Powell, W.T., J.M. LaSalle, “The Prader-Willi lncRNA, 116HG, forms a postnatal neuronal subnuclear cloud tethered to its transcription site by SAF-A.” Poster. Keystone Symposia: Non-Coding RNAs & Eukaryotic Transcription. March 2012.
Scoles, H.A., W.T. Powell, A. Hogart, K.N. Leung, N.C. Schanen and J.M. LaSalle "Epigenetic Heterogeneity of Human Chromosome 15 Duplication Syndrome Brain Samples" Poster. 9th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), May 2010.
Powell, W.T., K.N. Leung, P. Ginno, R. Vallero, H.A. Scoles, F. Chedin, J.M. LaSalle. “A long non-coding RNA forms a prominent nuclear cloud, prior to neuronal chromatin decondensation of an imprinted snoRNA cluster.” Poster. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Special Symposia: Transcription Regulation by Chromatin and RNA Polymerase II. October 2010.
Fellowships and Awards: 2011-2013
NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in MD-PhD programs (F31). Award F31NS073164. March 2013 2013 Max Kleiber Graduate Research Prize. Awarded annually in recognition of the most outstanding dissertation in the areas of nutrition and metabolism. November 2012 2012 ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research. Awarded at the annual ASHG meeting for excellence in research presented.
Thesis Advisor: John M. Boone, Ph.D.
Graduate Group: Biomedical Engineering
Gutkin PM, Prionas ND, Minneci MO, Allen E, Balazy KE, Rahimy E, Chang DT, Horst KC. Telemedicine in Radiation Oncology: Is It Here to Stay? Impacts on Patient Care and Resident Education. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020 Oct 01; 108(2):416-420. PMID: 32890524. PMCID: PMC7462793
Levin-Epstein RG, Jiang NY, Wang X, Upadhyaya SK, Collins SP, Suy S, Aghdam N, Mantz C, Katz AJ, Miszczyk L, Napieralska A, Namysl-Kaletka A, Prionas N, Bagshaw H, Buyyounouski MK, Cao M, Agazaryan N, Dang A, Yuan Y, Kupelian PA, Zaorsky NG, Spratt DE, Mohamad O, Feng FY, Mahal BA, Boutros PC, Kishan AU, Juarez J, Shabsovich D, Jiang T, Kahlon S, Patel A, Patel J, Nickols NG, Steinberg ML, Fuller DB, Kishan AU. Dose-response with stereotactic body radiotherapy for prostate cancer: A multi-institutional analysis of prostate-specific antigen kinetics and biochemical control. Radiother Oncol. 2020 Oct 07; 154:207-213. PMID: 33035622. PMCID: PMC7956167
Skinner LB, Niedermayr T, Prionas N, Perl J, Fahimian BP, Kidd E. "Intensity modulated Ir-192 brachytherapy using high-Z 3D printed applicators," Phys Med Biol. 2020 Jun 10. PMID: 32521512.
Benson KRK, Aggarwal S, Carter JN, von Eyben R, Pradhan P, Prionas ND, Bui JL, Soltys SG, Hancock S, Gensheimer MF, Koong AC, Chang DT. Predicting Survival for Patients With Metastatic Disease. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020 Jan 01; 106(1):52-60. PMID: 31682969
Jiang NY, Dang AT, Yuan Y, Chu FI, Shabsovich D, King CR, Collins SP, Aghdam N, Suy S, Mantz CA, Miszczyk L, Napieralska A, Namysl-Kaletka A, Bagshaw H, Prionas N, Buyyounouski MK, Jackson WC, Spratt DE, Nickols NG, Steinberg ML, Kupelian PA, Kishan AU. "Multi-Institutional Analysis of Prostate-Specific Antigen Kinetics After Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy," Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 11 01;105(3):628-636. PMID: 31276777
A.U. Kishan, A. Dang, A.J. Katz, C.A. Mantz, S.P. Collins, N. Aghdam, F. Chu, I.D. Kaplan,L.Appelbaum, D.B. Fuller, R.M. Meier, D.A. Loblaw, P. Cheung, H.T. Pham, N. Shaverdian, N. Jiang, Y. Yuan, H. Bagshaw, N. Prionas, M.K. Buyyounouski, D.E. Spratt, P.W. Linson, R.L. Hong, N.G. Nickols, M.L. Steinberg, P.A. Kupelian, C.R. King. Long-term Outcomes of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Low-Risk and Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer, JAMA Netw Open 2(2):e188006 (2019). PMID 30735235
N.D. Prionas, R. von Eyben, E. Yi, S. Aggarwal, J. Shaffer, J. Bazan, D. Eastham, P.G. Maxim, E.E. Graves, M. Diehn, M.F. Gensheimer, B.W. Loo. 18F-FDG PET-CT Metrics Predict Survival in Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treated with Stereotactic Ablativ Radiotherapy, Adv Radiat Oncol 4(2):429-437 (2018). PMID 31011689
Y.Qian, R. von Eyben, Y. Liu, F.T. Chin, Z. Miao, S. Apte, J.N. Carter, M.S. Binkley, E.L. Pollom, J.P. Harris, N.D. Prionas, M. Kissel, A. Simmons, M. Diehn, D.B. Shultz, J.M. Brown, P.G. Maxim, A.C. Koong, E.E. Graves, B.W. Loo. 18F-EF5 PET-based Imageable Hypoxia Predicts Local Recurrence in Tumors Treated With Highly Conformal Radiation Therapy, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys S0360-3016(18)30596-0 (2018). PMID 29859786
A.U. Kishan, P.C. Wang, S.K. Upadhyaya, H. Hauswald, D.J. Demanes, N.G. Nickols, M. Kamrava, A. Sadeghi, P.A. Kupelian, M.L. Steinberg, N.D. Prionas, M.K. Buyyounouski,
King. SBRT and HDR brachytherapy produce lower PSA nadirs and different PSA decay patterns than conventionally fractionated IMRT in patients with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer, Pract Radiat Oncol 6(4):268-275 (2016). PMID 26850649
Aminololama-Shakeri, C.K. Abbey, P. Gazi, N.D. Prionas, A. Nosratieh, C.S. Li, J.M. Boone, K.K. Lindfors, Differentiation of ductal carcinoma in-situ from benign micro-calcifications by dedicated breast computed tomography, Eur J Radiol 85(1),297-303(2016). PMID 26520874
N.D. Prionas, S. Aminololama-Shakeri, K. Yang, S.R. Martinez, K.K. Lindfors, J.M. Boone, Contrast-enhanced Dedicated Breast Computed Tomography Detection of Invasive Breast Cancer Preceding Mammographic Diagnosis, Radiology Case Reports 10(2), 936 (2015) ISSN 1930-0433
N.D. Prionas, S.E. McKenney, R.L. Stern, J.M. Boone, "Kilovoltage Rotational External Beam Radiotherapy on a Breast Computed Tomography Platform: A Feasibility Study," Int J Radiat Oncol 84, 533-539 (2012). PMID 22436786
N.D. Prionas, G.W. Burkett, S.E. McKenney, L. Chen, R.L. Stern, J.M. Boone,"Development of a patient-specific two-compartment anthropomorphic breast phantom," Physics in Medicine and Biology 57, 4293-4307 (2012). PMID 22705748
R.W. Katzberg, W.L. Monsky, N.D. Prionas, V. Sidhar, J. Southard, J. Carlson, J.M. Boone, T.C. Lin, C.S. Li, "Persistent CT nephrograms following cardiac catheterisation and intervention: initial observations," Insights Imaging 3, 49-60 (2012). PMID 22695998
N.D. Prionas, S.Y. Huang and J.M. Boone, "Experimentally determined spectral optimization for dedicated breast computed tomography," Med Phys 38, 646-655 (2011). PMID 21452702
S.H. Huang, S. Y., J.M. Boone, K. Yang, N.J. Packard, S.E. McKenney, N.D. Prionas, K.K. Lindfors, M.J. Yaffe, "The characterization of breast anatomical metrics using dedicated breast CT," Medical Physics 38, 2180-2191 (2011). PMID 21626952
N.D. Prionas, K.K. Lindfors and J.M. Boone, "Contrast-enhanced Dedicated Breast CT Response," Radiology 258, 650-651 (2011). ISSN 0033-8419
N.D. Prionas, K.K. Lindfors, S. Ray, S.Y. Huang, L.A. Beckett, W.L. Monsky and J.M. Boone, "Contrast-enhanced dedicated breast CT: initial clinical experience," Radiology 256, 714-723 (2010). PMID 20720067
N.D. Prionas, S. Ray and J.M. Boone, "Volume assessment accuracy in computed tomography: a phantom study," J Appl Clin Med Phys 11, 3037 (2010). PMID 20592693
N.D. Prionas, M.A. Gillen and J.M. Boone, "Longitudinal volume analysis from computed tomography: Reproducibility using adrenal glands as surrogate tumors," J Med Phys 35, 174-180 (2010). PMID 20927226
Thesis Advisor: William J. Murphy
Graduate Group: Immunology
Can M. Sungur, Erica Schultz, Sarah Miller, Johann Bergholtz, Ronald Brisbois, Becky Hoye, Paul Overvoorde. “Small Molecule Perturbation of Auxin Responses in Arabidopsis thaliana” Plant Cell Physiology; 48(12), December 2007.
Maite Alvarez, Erik Ames, Can M. Sungur, Jessica Perez, Gail Sckisel, William J. Murphy. “Cancer immunotherapy using natural killer (NK) cells.” Trends in Cancer Research; vol. 8, 23-52; 2012.
Can M. Sungur, Maite Alvarez, William J. Murphy. “License to kill, regulate and remember: The many roles of natural killer cells.” Current Trends in Immunology; Vol 13, 103-121; 2012.
Sungur CM, Murphy WJ. Utilization of mouse models to decipher natural killer cell biology and potential clinical applications. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2013;2013:227-33. doi: 10.1182/asheducation-2013.1.227.
Can M. Sungur, Yajarayma Tang-Feldman, Erik Ames, Maite Alvarez, Mingyi Chen, Dan Longo, Claire Pomeroy, William J. Murphy. “Murine natural killer cell licensing and regulation by T regulatory cells in viral responses.” PNAS; 110(18):7401-6; 2013.
Maite Alvarez, Can M. Sungur, Erik Ames, Stephen K. Anderson, Claire Pomeroy, William J. Murphy. “Contrasting effects of anti-Ly49A due to MHC class I cis-binding on NK cell mediated allogeneic bone marrow cell resistance.” Journal of Immunology; 191(2):688-98; 2013.
Can M. Sungur, Yajarayma Tang-Feldman, Anthony E. Zamora, Maite Alvarez, Claire Pomeroy, William J. Murphy. “Murine NK cell licensing is reflective of donor MHC-I following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in murine cytomegalovirus responses.” Blood, 2013 Aug 22;122(8):1518-21.
Isabel Barao, Paul W. Wright, Can M. Sungur, Stephen K. Anderson, Doug Redelman, William J. Murphy. “Differential expression of the Ly49GB6 and not Ly49GBALB receptor isoform during NK cell reconstitution after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.” Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2013 Oct;19(10):1446-52.
Sungur CM, Murphy WJ. Positive and negative regulation by NK cells in cancer. Crit Rev Oncog. 2014;19(1-2):57-66.
Alvarez M, Bouchlaka MN, Sckisel GD, Sungur CM, Chen M, Murphy WJ. Increased antitumor effects using IL-2 with anti-TGF-β reveals competition between mouse NK and CD8 T cells. J Immunol. 2014 Aug 15;193(4):1709-16.
Can M. Sungur. Natural Killer Cell Subsets: Unique Roles and Regulation During Viral Immunity. University of California, Davis, 2014; 3637903.
Sckisel GD, Bouchlaka MN, Monjazeb AM, Crittenden M, Curti BD, Wilkins DE, Alderson KA, Sungur CM, Ames E, Mirsoian A, Reddy A, Alexander W, Soulika A, Blazar BR, Longo DL, Wiltrout RH, Murphy WJ. Out-of-Sequence Signal 3 Paralyzes Primary CD4(+) T-Cell Dependent Immunity. Immunity. 2015 Aug 18; 43(2):240-50.
Zamora AE, Aguilar EG, Sungur CM, Khuat LT, Dunai C, Lochhead GR, Du J, Pomeroy C, Blazar BR, Longo DL, Venstrom JM, Baumgarth N, Murphy WJ. Licensing delineates helper and effector NK cell subsets during viral infection. JCI Insight. 2017 May 18;2(10).
Editors: Maria C. Gonzalez-Mayda and Prabha Ranganathan. Chapters on Takayasu's arteritis, PAN, EGPA, HSP, viral induced arthritis. July 17, 2020.
Residency: Medicine-Preliminary at California Pacific Med Ctr
Alma Mater: Stanford University
Thesis Advisor: Katherine Ferrara
Graduate Group: Biomedical Engineering
Silvestrini MT, Ingham ES, Mahakian LM, Kheirolomoom A, Liu Y, Fite BZ, Tam SM, Tucci S, Watson KD, Wong AW, Monjazeb A, Hubbard NE, Murphy WJ, Borowsky AD, Ferrara KW. Incorporation of image-guided thermal ablation into immunotherapy protocols: priming is key to effective therapy. Accepted by JCI Insight. Feb 2017.
Shapiro G*, Wong AW*, Bez M, Yang F, Tam S, Even L, Sheyn D, Ben-David S, Tawackoli W, Pelled G, Ferrara KW, Gazit D. Multiparameter evaluation of in vivo gene delivery using ultrasound-guided, microbubble-enhanced sonoporation. J Control Release. 2015;(15)30253-4. *Co-First Author
Wong AW, Fite BZ, Liu Y, Kheirolomoom A, Seo JW, Watson KD, Mahakian LM, Tam SM, Zhang H, Foiret J, Borowsky AD, Ferrara KW. Ultrasound ablation enhances drug accumulation and survival in mammary carcinoma models. J Clin Invest. 2016;126(1)99-111.
Fite BZ, Wong AW, Liu Y, Mahakian LM, Tam SM, Aina O, Hubbard NE, Borowsky AD, Cardiff RD, Dumont E, Ferrara KW. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessment of Effective Ablated Volume following High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. PLOS One. 2015;(10)3.
Wong AW, Ormsby E, Zhang H, Seo JW, Mahakian LM, Caskey CF, Ferrara KW. A comparison of image contrast with (64)Cu-labeled long circulating liposomes and (18)F-FDG in a murine model of mammary carcinoma. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2013;3(1):32-43. Epub 2013 Jan 5.
Cheng T, Maddox NC, Wong AW, Rahnama R, Kuo AC. Comparison of gene expression patterns in articular cartilage and dedifferentiated articular chondrocytes. J Orthop Res. 2012 Feb; 30(2):234-45.
Fite BZ, Wong A, Liu Y, Mahakian LM, Tam SM, Aina O, Hubbard NE, Borowsky A, Cardiff RD, Dumont E, Ferrara KW. “Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of effective ablated volume following high intensity focused ultrasound.”
Shapiro G, Wong AW, Bez M, Yang F, Tam S, Even L, Sheyn D, Ben-David S, Tawackoli W, Pelled G, Ferrara KW, Gazit D. “Multiparameter evaluation of in vivo gene delivery using ultrasound-guided, microbubble-enhanced sonoporation.”
Wong AW, Fite BZ, Liu Y, Kheirolomoom A, Seo JW, Watson KD, Mahakian LM, Tam SM, Zhang H, Foiret J, Borowsky AD, Ferrara KW. “Ultrasound ablation enhances drug accumulation and survival in mammary carcinoma models.”
Wong AW, Ormsby E, Zhang H, Seo JW, Mahakian LM, Caskey CF, Ferrara KW. “A comparison of image contrast with (64)Cu-labeled long circulating liposomes and (18)F-FDG in a murine model of mammary carcinoma.”
Wong AW, Kheirolomoom A, Liu Y, Foiret J, Fite B, Ingham E, Ferrara KW. Achieving a durable response by combining chemotherapy with focused ultrasound in mouse models of cancer. Oral presentation at IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, October 2015.
Wong A, Ormsby E, Zhang H, Seo JW, Ferrara K. 64Cu-Liposomes vs. [18F]Flurodeoxyglucose as positron emission tomography contrast agents in the murine MET-1 tumor model. Poster presentation at NIBIB Trainee Grantees Meeting, June 2014.
Wong AW, Watson KD, Fite BZ, Liu Y, Seo JW, Mahakian LM, Tam SM, Kheirolomoom A, Ferrara KW. Overcoming accelerated blood clearance of Cu-doxorubicin nanoparticles with MR guided focused ultrasound thermal ablation. Oral presentation at 31st Annual Meeting of Society for Thermal Medicine, May 2014. Awarded New Investigator Travel Award.
Wong AW, Watson KD, Fite BZ, Liu Y, Seo JW, Mahakian LM, Tam SM, Kheirolomoom A, Ferrara KW. Enhanced accumulation of Cu-doxorubicin nanoparticles with MR guided focused ultrasound thermal ablation. Oral presentation at 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound, April 2014. Awarded Nadine Barrie Smith Student Award for Best Overall Student Paper or Poster.
Wong AW, Watson KD, Fite BZ, Ingham E, Liu Y, Ferrara KW. Ultrasound Chemoimmunotherapy of Breast Cancer in Mice. Oral presentation at Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Symposium. April 2013; Davis, CA. Awarded “People’s Choice”.
Wong A, Ormsby E, Zhang H, Seo JW, Ferrara K. 64Cu-Liposomes vs. [18F]Flurodeoxyglucose as positron emission tomography contrast agents in the murine MET-1 tumor model. Oral presentation at Western Student Medical Research Forum. J Invest Med, 60(1):126-248, January 2012.