|Institution||School of Medicine and Dentistry|
|Department||Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|Address||University of Rochester Medical Center|
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 626
Rochester NY 14642
||Certificate of Appreciation for Teaching | Urology Residency Program|
I have three major areas of research interests: Genitourinary (GU) Pathology, Tissue Microarrays (TMA), and Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNA).
During my GU pathology fellowship, I became fascinated by the role of neuroendocrine cells in the benign and neoplastic prostate (see Neuroendocrine website). Subsequently, I decided to study the pathogenesis and characterization of a rare and aggressive form of prostate cancer called small cell carcinoma of the prostate (see Publications below).
At the same time, I was introduced to the construction and use of TMAs for translational and clinical research. Our GU Pathology section has constructed a prostate progression TMA and a kidney tumor prevalence TMA, which have proved very useful in translational research at our institution. We are currently constructing prognostic TMAs for both the prostate and esophagus.
As a cytopathologist, I am involved with improving the efficiency of both superficial palpable lesions and endoscopic ultrasound-guided FNAs of pancreatico-duodenal lesions through the use of novel site-specific antibody panels. Working closely with the Immunocytochemistry laboratory, I am currently evaluating various antibody panels for pancreatic carcinoma from material obtained by endoscopic ultrasound-guided FNA.
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