Dr. Heather Francis

Heather Francis, PhD is a Professor of Medicine at Indiana University and a Research Biologist at RLR VA Medical Center. The goal of her laboratory is to investigate the synergistic role that cholangiocytes and mast cells play during cholestatic liver injury, cholangiocarcinoma and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The lab is currently funded by both [...]

The Other Women in Pathology

William B. Coleman May 2020 was the first Women in Pathology Month, and we celebrated the month by providing some history of the women in the American Society for Investigative Pathology and featured 21 of our women members. The posts, associated videos, and picture galleries were very popular with our membership and others. The entire [...]

Asma Nusrat, MD – Women in Pathology

Asma Nusrat, MD Dr. Asma Nusrat has been a member of The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) since 2003, and is currently serving on the ASIP Council as immediate Past President (July 2019-June 2020). Dr. Nusrat served as President of the Society from July 2018-June 2019. Prior to that, Dr. Nusrat provided leadership to [...]

Denuja Karunakaran, PhD – Women in Pathology

Denuja Karunakaran, PhD is a Team Leader/IMB Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland. Her research program focuses on how inflammatory and cell death pathways drive low-grade chronic inflammatory diseases such as atherosclerosis, obesity and diabetes. Her interests include understanding how fat tissue inflammation drives obesity and other fatal diseases such [...]