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Williams College, BA, Psychology with Concentration in Neuroscience cum laude
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Roger Williams Medical Center
Ahluwalia N, Lin AY, Tager AM, Pruitt IE, Anderson TJ, Kristo F, Shen D, Cruz AR, Aikawa M, Luster AD, Gerszten RE. Inhibited aortic aneurysm formation in BLT1-deficient mice. J Immunol. 2007 Jul 1;179(1):691-7. PubMed PMID: 17579092.
King VL, Lin AY, Kristo F, Anderson TJ, Ahluwalia N, Hardy GJ, Owens AP 3rd, Howatt DA, Shen D, Tager AM, Luster AD, Daugherty A, Gerszten RE. Interferon-gamma and the interferon-inducible chemokine CXCL10 protect against aneurysm formation and rupture. Circulation. 2009 Jan 27;119(3):426-35. PubMed PMID: 19139386.
Barth MC, Ahluwalia N, Anderson TJ, Hardy GJ, Sinha S, Alvarez-Cardona JA, Pruitt IE, Rhee EP, Colvin RA, Gerszten RE. Kynurenic acid triggers firm arrest of leukocytes to vascular endothelium under flow conditions. J Biol Chem. 2009 Jul 17;284(29):19189-95. PubMed PMID: 19473985.
Kristo F, Hardy GJ, Anderson TJ, Sinha S, Ahluwalia N, Lin AY, Passeri J, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Gerszten RE. Pharmacological inhibition of BLT1 diminishes early abdominal aneurysm formation. Atherosclerosis. 2010 May;210(1):107-13. PubMed PMID: 20035940.
Shen D, Li J, Lepore JJ, Anderson TJ, Sinha S, Lin AY, Cheng L, Cohen ED, Roberts JD Jr, Dedhar S, Parmacek MS, Gerszten RE. Aortic aneurysm generation in mice with targeted deletion of integrin-linked kinase in vascular smooth muscle cells. Circ Res. 2011 Sep 2;109(6):616-28. PubMed PMID: 21778429.
Anderson TJ , Atalay MK, Grand DJ, Baird GL, Cronan JJ, Beland MD. Management of the initially nondiagnostic thyroid FNA: Can we avoid repeat biopsy? Radiology. 2014 Manuscript accepted, pending publication.
Beland MD, Anderson TJ, Atalay MK, Grand DJ, Cronan JJ. Resident experience decreases nondiagnostic rate of thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsies. Academic Radiology. 2014 Manuscript accepted, pending publication.
Proceedings of Meetings:
Anderson TJ , Atalay MK, Grand DJ, Beland MD. Is Repeat Fine Needle Aspiration after a Non-Diagnostic Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Necessary? RSNA 2013, Chicago, IL
Anderson TJ , Atalay MK, Grand DJ, Beland MD. Can Ultrasound Features of Thyroid Nodules Predict Outcomes after a Non-diagnostic Fine Needle Aspiration? RSNA 2013, Chicago, IL
Northwestern University, BA Biological Sciences – Physiology, magna cum laude
2008, Northwestern Undergraduate Premedical Scholar, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Commitment to a career in medicine; granted early acceptance to medical school
2010, Student Senate Service Award, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 10% of class nominated for community service and academic well-roundedness
2013, Department of Radiology Top Student Award, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Best overall academic performance
2014, Interventional Radiology Top Student Award, Cleveland Clinic Research, Best overall academic performance
Esparaz AM, Ryu RK, Gupta R, Resnick SA, Salem R, Lewandowski RJ. Fibrin Cap Disruption: An Adjunctive Technique for Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2012; 23(9): 1233-1235.
Kapoor B, Esparaz AM, McLennan G, Levitin A, Sands M. Nonvascular and Portal Vein Applications of Cone Beam Computed Tomography: Current Status. Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2013; 16(3): 150-160.
Reviews, Chapters, and Editorials:
Ryu RK, Esparaz AM, 2012. Inferior Vena Cava Filters: The Challenges of Potentially Retrievable Devices in MK Eskandari, WH Pearce, & JST Yao, Ed. Current Vascular Surgery 2012. People’s Publishing Home, Shelton, Connecticut, pp. 475-483.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; BS Biology
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton, MA
Okuyama K, Ikawa T, Gentner B, Hozumi K, Harnprasopwat R, Lu J, Yamashita R, Ha D, Toyoshima T, Chanda B, Kawamata T, Yokoyama K, Wang S, Ando K, Lodish HF, Tojo A, Kawamoto H, Kotani A.. MicroRNA-126-mediated control of cell fate in B-cell myeloid progenitors as a potential alternative to transcriptional factors.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Aug 13;110(33):13410-5. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23893300.
Harnprasopwat R, Ha D, Toyoshima T, Lodish H, Tojo A, Kotani A.. Alteration of processing induced by a single nucleotide polymorphism in pri-miR-126.. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2010 Aug; 399(2): 117-22. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 20621067.
Kotani A, Ha D, Hsieh J, Rao PK, Schotte D, den Boer ML, Armstrong SA, Lodish HF.. miR-128b is a potent glucocorticoid sensitizer in MLL-AF4 acute lymphocytic leukemia cells and exerts cooperative effects with miR-221.. Blood. 2009 Nov; 114(19): 4169-78. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19749093.
Kotani A, Ha D, Schotte D, den Boer ML, Armstrong SA, Lodish HF.. A novel mutation in the miR-128b gene reduces miRNA processing and leads to glucocorticoid resistance of MLL-AF4 acute lymphocytic leukemia cells.. Cell Cycle. 2010 Mar; 9(6): 1037-42. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 20237425.
Intern of the Year, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, 2013-2014
RSNA Research Medical Student Grant, 2012
Lampert EJ, Roy Choudhury K, Hostage CA, et al. Brain atrophy rates in first degree relatives at risk for Alzheimer's. Neuroimage Clin. 2014;6:340-6.
Hostage CA , Choudhury KR, Murali Doraiswamy P, Petrella JR (2014). "Mapping the Effect of the Apolipoprotein E Genotype on 4-Year Atrophy Rates in an Alzheimer Disease-related Brain Network." Radiology 271(1): 211-219.
Shpanskaya KS, Choudhury KR, Hostage CA, Murphy KR, Petrella JR, Doraiswamy PM (2014). "Educational attainment and hippocampal atrophy in the Alzheimer's disease neuroimaging initiative cohort." Journal of Neuroradiology. 2014 Jan 29
Murphy KR, Landau SM, Choudhury KR, Hostage CA Shpanskaya KS, Sair HI, Petrella JR, Wong TZ, Doraiswamy PM (2013). "Mapping the effects of ApoE4, age and cognitive status on 18F-florbetapir PET measured regional cortical patterns of beta-amyloid density and growth." Neuroimage 78: 474-480.
Lampert, EJ, Roy Choudhury K, Hostage CA, Petrella JR, Doraiswamy PM . (2013). "Prevalence of Alzheimer's pathologic endophenotypes in asymptomatic and mildly impaired first-degree relatives." PLoS One 8(4): e60747.
Hostage CA , et al. (2013). "Dissecting the gene dose-effects of the APOE epsilon4 and epsilon2 alleles on hippocampal volumes in aging and Alzheimer's disease." PLoS One 8(2): e54483.
Amherst College, BA Neuroscience (magna cum laude)
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Georgetown University, Inova Fairfax Hospital
Umdnj/Kessler Institute Of Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
University of Vermont Medical Center, Radiology
O’Leary EA, Desale SY, Yi WS, Fujita KA, Hynes CF, Chandra SK, Sava JA. Letting the sun set on small bowel obstruction: can a simple risk score tell us when nonoperative care is inappropriate? /em>Am Surg. 2014 June;80(6):572-9
Venbrux A, Chandra S, Chen H, Tran G, Gagarin D. History of Angiography and Intervention. In: Mauro M MK, Thomson K, Venbrux A, Morgan R, ed. Image-Guided Interventions. 2 ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2014:1-9.
Chandra S , Hiremath G, Kim S, Enav B. Magnet Ingestion in Children and Teenagers: An Emerging Health Concern for Pediatricians and Pediatric Subspecialists. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2012;54(6):1.
University of California, Santa Barbara, BS Cell and Developmental Biology
Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
University of Hawaii
2012, Gold Humanism Honor Society, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Heinze E., Baldwin S., Chan G., Hansen J., Song J., Clements D., Aragon R., Nishimura R., Reeves M., and Weisbart R. Antibody-mediated FOXP3 protein therapy induces apoptosis in cancer cells in vitro and inhibits metastasis in vivo. Int J Oncol. 2009 Jul;35(1):167-73.
Proceedings of Meetings:
Song J. , Meneses, P.I. Upregulation of Pyk2 in HPV16 infection. Poster Presentation. Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL. October 6, 2010.
Cornell University, BS Biological Sciences, Concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior summa cum laude and distinction in research
Boston University School of Medicine
Other Graduate Education:
Boston University School of Medicine, Ph.D. Medicine and Pharmacology, Program in Biomedical Neuroscience
Bassett Medical Center
2004, Ertel-Diamant Pre-Medical Award, Cornell University
2004, Merrill Presidential Scholar, Cornell University
2004, Commencement College Degree Marshal, Cornell University
2006, Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society
2011, Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Award, Second Prize, Boston University School of Medicine Research
2004-2013, M.D./Ph.D. Dean’s Fellowship Boston University School of Medicine
Wei CJ , Linster C, and Cleland TA. Dopamine D(2) receptor activation modulates perceived odor intensity. Behavioral Neuroscience 2006; 120(2):393-400.
Huang QY, Wei C, Yu L, Coelho JE, Shen HY, Kalda A, Linden J, and Chen JF. Adenosine A2A receptors in bone marrow-derived cells but not in forebrain neurons are important contributors to 3-nitropropionic acid-induced striatal damage as revealed by cell-type-selective inactivation. Journal of Neuroscience 2006; 26(44):11371-8.
Wei CJ , Li W, and Chen JF. Normal and abnormal functions of adenosine receptors in the central nervous system revealed by genetic knockout studies. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Biomembranes 2011; 1808(5):1358-79.
Wei CJ , Singer P, Coelho JE, Boison D, Feldon J, Yee BK, and Chen JF. Selective inactivation of adenosine A2A receptors in striatal neurons enhances working memory and reversal learning. Learning and Memory 2011; 18(7): 459-74.
Shen HY, Singer P, Lytle N, Wei CJ, Lan JQ, Williams-Karnesky R, Chen JF, Yee BK, and Boison D. Adenosine augmentation ameliorates psychotic and cognitive endophenotypes of schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical Investigation 2012; 122(7):2567-77.
Singer P, Wei CJ, Chen JF, Boison D, Yee BK. Deletion of striatal adenosine A(2A) receptor spares latent inhibition and prepulse inhibition but impairs active avoidance learning. Behavioral Brain Research 2013; 242:54-61
Wei CJ , Augusto E, Gomes CA, Singer P, Wang Y, Boison D, Cunha RA, Yee BK, and Chen JF. Regulation of fear responses by striatal and extrastriatal adenosine A2A receptors in forebrain. Biological Psychiatry (Published ahead of print: June 29, 2013); doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.05.003. In press.
Proceedings of Meetings:
Wei CJ , Coelho JE, Aras E, Pollack AE, and Chen JF. (2010). Selective inactivation of cortical adenosine A2A receptors attenuates cocaine-induced locomotor sensitization without disrupting conditioned place preference in mice. Medical Scientist Training Program Annual National MD/PhD Student Conference, Keystone, CO. Poster No. 57.
Wei CJ , Singer P, Yee BK, and Chen JF. (2010). Selective inactivation of the adenosine A2A receptor in striatal and extra-striatal neurons oppositely modulates MK801-induced hyperlocomotor activity in mice. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Poster No. 665.12/Z10.
Wei CJ , Singer P, Boison D, Feldon J, Yee BK, and Chen JF. (2011). The effect of forebrain- or striatum-specific adenosine A2A receptor inactivation on learning, memory, and emotion in mice. 17th Annual Henry I Russek Student Achievement Day, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. Poster No. 2. (Awarded 2nd place Russek Award).