Dr. Renate Pilz (PSTP PD) and Dr. Gerry Boss (former PSTP PD) hosted a wonderful dinner at their lovely home for PSTP applicants, residents, fellows and graduates who are now on faculty! Thank you Drs. Pilz and Boss for your hospitality!
The PSTP Residents, Fellows, and Faculty met to get to know one another at the LOFT last night!
This morning, the inaugural Stephen Wasserman Lecture was given by Dr. Frank Austen. Dr. Austen began by recounting his experiences in the Stephen Wasserman lab where a cohort of post-docs and trainees then went to began their own prolific laboratories replicating the dynamic nature of the Wasserman lab.
Today’s presentation focused on highlighting the work that has led to the understanding of mast cell diversity and heterogeneity–work that has spanned several decades. Dr. Frank Austen highlighted several key studies that underscored differences in lineage development, variety of localization of mast cell progenitors and differences in granulation patterns of mature mast cells. Dr. Austen also highlighted that the hematopoietic lineage development of tissue mast cells is unique compared to other myeloid-derived cells because its early lineage progenitors have been found to leave the bone marrow to enter the circulation. These immature lineage mast cells immediately undergo transendothelial recruitment into peripheral tissues wherein the appearance of secretory granules with a particular protease phenotype is regulated by the peripheral tissue. Altogether these findings suggest dual roles of connective tissue mast cells (CTMCs) and mucosal mast cell (MMC) populations, based on distributions of where these populations reside within a tissue, dependence on T-cells, and lifespan.
Thank you to Dr. Austen for providing a fantastic overview of generations of work in this field and for a fantastic Grand Rounds presentation!
Nicky Herrick (MP R1), Janet Ma (R3), Anya Narezkina (Cards faculty, UCSD IM PSTP & Cards alum), Mish Narezkin (Cards Fellow, Houston Methodist, UCSD IM alum), Mike Wilkinson (Cards faculty, UCSD Cards Fellowship alum), Quan Bui (R3), Gary Ma (R3) in New Orleans, LA at American College of Cardiology conference.
Dear UCSD Family, Please congratulate your fellow residents! We are fortunate to have had another AMAZING Fellowship match! We are SO PROUD of all of you!!!!!! And delighted to keep so many of you here with us at UCSD!! Sincerely, simerjot Allergy Jessica Galant-Swafford—UCSD Eric Jones—USC Amie Nguyen—Kaiser LA Hannah Wangberg–Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Cardiology Prerana Bhatia—UCSD Quan Bui—UCSD Stephanie Koh—Baylor (Houston) Franz Schweis—Kaiser LA Endocrinology Preethika Ekanayake (2015 grad)–UCSD Alex Tyan—UCSD Geriatrics Shannon Devlin—UCSD Jean Guan—UCSD Gastroenterology Waseem Ahmad—UCSD Joe Meserve—UCSD Megan Reinders (2018 grad)–UCI Fady Youssef–UCSD Hem/Onc Shiruyeh Schokrpur (PSTP)—UCSD David Xu—Fox Chase Cancer Center at Temple University Infectious Disease Aaron Kofman (2017 grad)—Emory Sydney Ramirez (PSTP)—UCSD Pulmonary Critical Care Laura Barnes (2018 grad)—UCSD Sean DeWolf—UCSD Kevin Eng—UCLA Alex Pearce—UCSD Anand Srikrishnan—UT Southwestern
Residents, fellows, faculty and applicants from the Physician Scientist Training Program gathered together this morning for our Biannual Physician-Scientist Training Program Symposium. Presenters included Mary Lewinski, M.D., Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Health (PSTP Trainee, 2008-2014). Dr. Lewinski spoke on her research and her path to her current position in a presentation entitled “Persistence: Parallels in HIV-1 Counteraction of Antiviral Defenses and Academic Career Development.” Aaron Miller, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology (PSTP Trainee, 2010-2016) presented on “An HLA-agnostic Functional Neoantigen Discovery Platform.” JP Shen, M.D., Instructor, Division of Hematology-Oncology (PSTP Trainee, 2008-2014) spoke on his work “High-throughput Genetic Interaction Screens to Enable the Synthetic-lethal Approach to Precision Cancer Therapy.” Stay tuned for information about our Spring Symposium!