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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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Alejandro Contreras

Alejandro Contreras

Fellow

E-mail: alejandr@bcm.edu

Education

Residency program (for fellows), University of Chicago
Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine
Undergraduate School, Harvard University

Area of Interest:

Breast Pathology

Honors and Awards:

(2005) School of Biomedical Sciences Graduation Commencement Speaker, BCM
(2005) Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Baylor Alumni Association
(2005) Keystone Travel Award
(2003, 2005) Minority Training Research Forum National Abstract Winner
(2003) Deborah K. Martin Award for Outstanding Graduate Student, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine
(2003) Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research
(2000) Anthony R. Means Award for Academic Excellence, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

Publications:

Contreras, A. , Sattar H. Lobular neoplasia of the breast : an update. Archives of Path Lab Med , 133 : 1116-1120, 2009.

Hale, T.K., Contreras, A. , Herrera, R.E. Phosphorylation of the linker histone H1 by CDK regulates its binding to HP1alpha. Mol. Cell , 22: 693-699, 2006.

Cella, N., Contreras, A. , Latha, K., Rosen, J.M., Zhang, M. Maspin is physically associated with [beta]1 integrin regulating cell adhesion in mammary epithelial cells. FASEB J. , 20: 1510-1512, 2006.

Ginger, M.R., Shore A.N., Contreras, A. , Rijnkels, M., Miller, J., Gonzalez-Rimbau, M.F., Rosen, J.M. A noncoding RNA is a potential marker of cell fate during mammary gland development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. , 103: 5781-6, 2006.

Grimm, S.L., Contreras, A. , Barcellos-Hoff, M.H., Rosen, J.M. Cell cycle defects contribute to a block in hormone-induced mammary gland proliferation in CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein (C/EBPbeta)-null mice. J. Biol. Chem ., 280: 36301-36309, 2005.

Contreras, A. , Hale, T.K., Stenoien, D.L., Rosen, J.M., Mancini, M.A., Herrera, R.E. The dynamic mobility of histone H1 is regulated by cyclin/CDK phosphorylation. Mol. Cell. Biol. , 23: 8626-8636, 2003.

Medina, D., Kittrell, F.S., Shepard, A., Contreras, A. , Rosen, J.M., Lydon, J. Hormone dependence in premalignant mammary progression. Cancer Research , 63: 1067-1072, 2003.

Welm, B.E., Freeman, K.W., Chen, M., Contreras, A. , Spencer, D.M., Rosen J.M. Inducible dimerization of FGFR1: development of a mouse model to analyze progressive transformation of the mammary gland. J. Cell. Biol. , 157: 703-714, 2002.

Chakravarty, G., Roy, D., Gonzales, M., Gay, J., Contreras, A. , Rosen, J.M. p190-B, a Rho-GTPase-activating protein, is differentially expressed in terminal end buds and breast cancer. Cell Growth Diff. , 11: 343-354, 2000.

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