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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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Syeling Lai, M.D.Assistant Professor


  • M.D.


  • Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Science


  • SUNY, Stony Brook, University of Texas Medical Branch


  • Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


  • Surgical Pathology
  • Cytopathology

Board Certification

  • Anatomic Pathology

Area of Interest

  • Head and Neck Pathology

Current Position

  • Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Staff Physician, Micheal E. Debakey VAMC

Membership on professional organizations

  • College of American Pathologists
  • United States & Canadian Academy of Pathologists
  • American Medical Association

Representative Publications

  • Tari AM., Simeone AM., Li YJ., Guiterrez-Puente Y., Lai S and Symmans WF. Cyclooxygenase-2 reduces tamoxifen and N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)retinamide inhibitory effects in breast cancer cells.: Laboratory Investigation. 85(11):1357-1367, 2005
  • Huo L., Lai S., Gladish G., Czerniak B and Moran C. Pulmonary artery angiosarcoma: a clinicopathologic and radiologic correlation. Annual Diagnostic Pathology 9: 209-214, 2005
  • Lai S., Walker DH and Elghetany T. Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome: A rare case of disseminated microvascular thrombotic injury- a case report with pathological and molecular correlative studies. Pathology International 55: 144-149, 2005
  • El-Naggar AK., Kim HW., Clayman GL., Coombes MM., Le B., Lai S., Zhan F., Luna MA., Hong WK., Lee JJ. Differential expression profiling of head and neck squamous carcinoma: significance in their phenotypic and biological classification. Oncogene 21(53): 8206-8219, 2002
  • El-Naggar AK, Lai S, Clayman G, Coombs M, Luna MA, Coombes M and Lozano G. p73 gene alterations and expression in primary oral and laryngeal squamous carcinoma. Carcinogenesis 22(5):729-735, 2001
  • Lai S., Luna MA., Clayman GL. and El-Naggar AK. Loss of imprinting and genetic alterations of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p57/kip2 in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Clinical Cancer Research 6(8): 3172-3176, 2000
  • El-Naggar AK, Lai S., Clayman GL., Zhou JH., Tucker SA., Myers J., Luna MA. and Benedict WF. Expression of p16, Rb and Cyclin D1 gene products in oral and laryngeal squamous carcinoma: biological and clinical implications. Human Pathology 30(9) 1013-1018, 1999
  • El-Naggar AK., Lai S. and Huff V. Frequent loss of imprinting at IGF-2 and H-19 genes in the head and neck squamous carcinoma . Oncogene 18(50): 7063-7069, 1999
  • Lai S., and El-Naggar AK. Differential expression of key cell cycle genes (p16ink4/cyclin D1/Rb) in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas. Laboratory Investigation 79(3): 255-260, 1999
Syeling Lai, M.D.

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