Laboratory Exercises in Molecular Pathology is organized by major organ systems and disease type, presenting exercises that distill essential disease-specific information (related to frequency, risk factors, disease manifestations) and a description of disease pathogenesis (molecular and cellular) that is based upon accepted principles from today's literature. Each exercise is illustrated with (1) gross specimens, (2) microscopic histopathology, (3) immunohistochemistry and/or in situ hybridization (when applicable), (4) laboratory techniques to probe the molecular nature of the pathological lesions, and (5) molecular diagnostics (when applicable).
In addition, each exercise contains one or more cases studies to provide students with exposure to the clinical workup of a patient that are based upon physical examination findings, traditional pathological analysis, and state-of-the-art molecular assessment.
The laboratory techniques included emphasize the dissection of molecular and cellular pathogenesis of the disease in question. Hence, students will see examples of laboratory results that illustrate how pathways were elucidated. Further, the sections on molecular diagnostics illustrate how molecular testing exploits what is known about molecular pathogenesis in a specific disease setting.
- Presents foundational information with examples of gross and microscopic pathology and molecular approaches and testing
- Offers an ancillary website with videos corresponding to the evaluation of gross specimens, the assessment of microscopic images, and a demonstration of laboratory techniques
- Features exercises which contain one or more cases studies to provide students with exposure to the clinical workup of a patient
- Provides case studies which include self-assessment modules and decision trees that allow students to make mistakes and then receive explanations
Section 2. Disorders of Blood and Bone Marrow
Section 3. Disorders of the Respiratory System
Section 4. Diseases of Infection
Section 5. Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System
Section 6. Disorders of the Liver and Exocrine Pancreas
Section 7. Disorders of the Kidney and Urinary System
Section 8. Disorders of the Female Reproductive System
Section 9. Disorders of the Male Reproductive System
Section 10. Disorders of the Endocrine System
Section 11. Disorders of the Skin, Bones, and Connective Tissue
Section 12. Disorders of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
Jonathon W. Homeister earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Chemistry in 1985 from Hope College, where he began his research endeavors mentored by Christoper C. Barney, Ph.D. He then earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology, mentored by Benedict R. Lucchesi, M.D., Ph.D., and the Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan in 1993. He received residency training in anatomic pathology at the University of Michigan Hospitals and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pathology. After residency, he received additional research training as an Associate of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, mentored by John B. Lowe, M.D. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and member of the McAllister Heart Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is also Director of the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program. His clinical interests include cardiovascular, autopsy, and forensic pathology, and his research interests focus on the glycobiology inherent to leukocyte trafficking, with particular respect to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis and thrombosis.
Coleman, William B.
William B. Coleman, PhD is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of Graduate Studies for the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Chapel Hill, NC). Dr. Coleman is co-director of the UNC Program in Translational Medicine, and co-director of the Environmental Pathology Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training Program. In addition, he is affiliated with the Curriculum in Toxicology and is a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Coleman is actively involved in teaching biomedical graduate students and is a three-time recipient of the Joe W. Grisham Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching from the Molecular and Cellular Pathology graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Coleman is active in the leadership of the American Society for Investigative Pathology, and is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research. He serves on the editorial boards of Clinica Chimica Acta, The American Journal of Pathology, Experimental and Molecular Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Laboratory Investigation, and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for 48 other journals. Dr. Coleman's major research interests are in the molecular pathogenesis of human cancers, with a specific interest in breast cancer epigenetics, liver carcinogenesis, and lung cancer biology. His research has been funded by the NIH/NCI, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test, and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Coleman is the author of over 100 original research articles, reviews, and book chapters. In addition, Dr. Coleman has co-edited or co-authored six books on topics related to molecular pathology, molecular diagnostics, and the molecular pathogenesis of human cancer.
Tsongalis, Gregory J.
Dr. Tsongalis's research interests are in the pathogenesis of solid tumors, disease association of SNP genotyping and personalized medicine. He has authored/edited eight textbooks in the field of molecular pathology, published more than 170 peer reviewed manuscripts, and has been an invited speaker at both national and international meetings. Dr. Tsongalis has been the recipient of numerous investigator/scientist awards. He is on the editorial board of 9 journals including Clinical Chemistry, the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics and Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine.