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Path-Immuno - James Versalovic Lab

Houston, Texas

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Path-Immuno - James Versalovic Lab
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Angela Major

Angela MajorSenior Research Assistant


832-824-1886 (tel)
832-825-1032 (fax)
ammajor@bcm.edu
Joined Lab: June 2005

Mailing Address:
Texas Children’s Hospital
6621 Fannin Street MC 1-2261
Houston, TX 77030


Research Interests

Immunohistochemistry with cell therapy by in vivo fusion (under Milton J. Finegold, M.D.), NF?-ß (under Terzah Horton, M.D., Ph.D.), Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) for the Texas Medical Center Digestive Diseases Core, development of WNT pathway for hepatoblastoma (under Dolores Lopez-Terrada, M.D., Ph.D.), FISH procedures for pig study (under James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D.)


Education/Background

Certification in Histology Technician, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.

Eight years of clinical lab experience, three years of molecular pathology lab experience, and 16 years of developmental histology research lab experience.


Abstracts

  • Preidis GA, Blutt SE, Major AM, Barrish JP, Raza S, Saulnier DM, Finegold MJ, Conner ME, Versalovic J. The neonatal mouse as a model to study probiotic-host interactions: Implications for acute rotaviral gastroenteritis. UNC-Chapel Hill Translational Medicine Symposium, Chapel Hill, 2010. Poster Presentation.
  • Preidis GA, Blutt SE, Major AM, Barrish JP, Raza S, Saulnier DM, Finegold MJ, Conner ME, Versalovic J. The neonatal mouse as a model to study probiotic-host interactions: Implications for acute rotaviral gastroenteritis. Frontiers in Digestive Diseases Symposium: Infection in GI Health and Disease, Texas Medical Center Digestive Diseases Center, Houston, 2010. Poster Presentation.
  • Preidis GA, Blutt SE, Major AM, Barrish JP, Raza S, Saulnier DM, Finegold MJ, Conner ME, Versalovic J. The neonatal mouse as a model to explore probiotic-host interactions: Implications for acute rotaviral gastroenteritis. Medical Scientist Training Program Scientific Symposium, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, 2010. Poster Presentation.
  • Preidis GA, Blutt SE, Major AM, Barrish JP, Raza S, Saulnier DM, Finegold MJ, Conner ME, Versalovic J. The suckling mouse as a model to study probiotic-host interactions: Implications for acute rotaviral gastroenteritis. Evaluating Probiotics for the Prevention and Treatment of Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases in Children in Developing Countries, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, London, UK, 2010. Poster Presentation.
  • Preidis GA, Blutt SE, Major AM, Barrish JP, Raza S, Saulnier DM, Finegold MJ, Conner ME, Versalovic J. Novel mechanisms of probiosis by Lactobacillus reuteri in acute rotaviral gastroenteritis. Fall Meeting of the Texas Branch of The American Society for Microbiology, Tyler, TX, 2009. Oral Presentation.
  • Preidis GA, Blutt SE, Major AM, Barrish JP, Raza S, Saulnier DM, Finegold MJ, Conner ME, Versalovic J. Three mechanisms of probiosis by human-derived Lactobacillus reuteri in a mouse model of acute rotaviral gastroenteritis. Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Basic Sciences Student Symposium, Houston, 2009. Oral Presentation.

Publications

  1. Preidis GA, Saulnier DM, Blutt SE, Mistretta TA, Riehle KP, Major AM, Venable SF, Finegold MJ, Petrosino JF, Conner ME, Versalovic J. Probiotics stimulate enterocyte migration and microbial diversity in the neonatal mouse intestine. FASEB J. 2012 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22267340. Article
  2. Eckert JW, Buerkle CJ, Major AM, Finegold MJ, Brandt ML. (1995) In situ hybridization utilizing a Y chromosome DNA probe: use as a cell marker for hepatocellular transplantation. Transplantation. 59(1):109-11. Article

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