Rimm Lab Members

RimmLabGroup 2014

Leadership

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David Rimm, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology Director of Pathology Tissue Services Director of Translational Pathology

Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Director of Pathology Tissue Services

Director of Translational Pathology

Biography

is a Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed an MD-PhD at Johns Hopkins University Medical School followed by a Pathology Residency at Yale and a Cytopathology Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. He is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Cytopathology. At Yale since 1994, Dr. Rimm is the Director of Yale Pathology Tissue Services and the Yale Tissue Microarray Facility. He is a member of the Executive Team in...

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Yalai Bai, PhD, MD

Associate Research Scientist in Pathology

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Jason Brown

PhD Student

Biography

For locally advanced breast cancers, neoadjuvant chemotherapy is often administered prior to surgical intervention.  Despite its value in facilitating breast conserving surgery, this treatment modality does not improve overall survival compared to adjuvant chemotherapy.  Biomarkers that predict response to therapy can better guide treatment strategy and avoid adverse effects from cytotoxic chemotherapy. ...

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Daniel Carvajal, MD

Postdoctoral Associate in Pathology

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Joseph McLaughlin, MD

Instructor in Medicine (Medical Oncology)

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Lauren Moore

PhD Student: Pharmacology

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The clinical application of biomarkers has greatly reduced the mortality rates associated with breast cancer; however, there is an urgent need for the identification and validation of novel biomarkers that can more effectively predict response to taxane chemotherapy. My project focuses on identifying molecular targets that may play a role in molecular mechanism of taxane resistance primarily through a combination of screening...

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Vasiliki Pelekanou, MD, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Pathology

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Dr Vasiliki Pelekanou received her MD (2004) and PhD (2008) from the University of Crete School of Medicine in Greece. She then completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Institut Jules Bordet-Free University of Brussels, Belgium. She is trained in Pathology and Cytopathology (Free University of Brussels and University of Crete). She is member of international scientific associations and ad hoc reviewer in 7 scientific journals. She holds 4 international patents. Her research is dedicated on...

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Kurt Schalper, MD, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Pathology

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Hallie Wimberly

PhD Student

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Estrogen receptor (ER) alpha is not the only mediator of estrogen signaling. Other ER isoforms and alternatively spliced variants may be crucial in mediating cellular response to estrogen and may provide insight into sensitivity to endocrine therapy in breast cancer patients. However the current literature is riddled with conflicting results and opinions on...

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