2013 Rowe Lecture

Gregory Tsongalis, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., C.C.

Professor of Pathobiology; Director, Molecular Pathology;
Co-Director, Translational Research Program;
Co-Director, Pharmacogenomics Program;
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and The Audrey
and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

The Digital Human: How Genomics is Impacting You

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:00 pm, Student Union Theatre

Dr. Gregory Tsongalis
Dr. Gregory Tsongalis

Dr. Tsongalis completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Zoology and Chemistry. After receiving his BS degree, he attended Quinnipiac College where he received a Masters of Health Science as a PA in Pathology.  He received his Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed his postdoctoral training in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

After completing his training, Dr. Tsongalis became the first Director of Molecular Pathology at Hartford Hospital. During his tenure there, he became an adjunct faculty member in the School of Allied Health at the University of Connecticut and taught lectures and labs in the Diagnostic Genetic Sciences program.

Dr. Tsongalis’s area of expertise is in clinical molecular diagnostic applications for genetic, hematologic, infectious, and neoplastic diseases. His research interests are in the pathogenesis of solid tumors, disease association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) genotyping, and personalized medicine.

Dr. Tsongalis has been the recipient of numerous investigator/scientist awards. He is a past president of the Association of Molecular Pathology. He is on the editorial board of Clinical Chemistry, the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Virology, Experimental and Molecular Pathology, and several others. He also serves on numerous corporate scientific advisory boards.


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2014 Rowe Lecture

Michal Assaf, M.D.

Director, Autism & Functional Mapping (AM-FM) Laboratory,
Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital;

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
Yale University School of Medicine;
Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience,
Trinity College Institute of Living

Functional MRI – How Emerging Technology Is
Transforming Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the Student Union Theatre

Dr. Michal Assaf
Dr. Michal Assaf

Dr. Michal Assaf has studied mental illnesses by implementing cognitive neuroscience and advanced neuroimaging methods such as fMRI and DTI. Her research encompasses a variety of brain disorders including autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, and anxiety disorder, as well as substance abuse and addiction. In addition to her research activities, Dr. Assaf leads the Presurgical Functional Mapping program at Hartford Hospital in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery, and directs the implementation of structural and functional navigation for the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) research program.

After earning her M.D. at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Assaf completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Psychiatric Neuroimaging at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2004, she joined the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living. Dr. Assaf has been collaborating with researchers from Yale University’s Psychiatry Department, Comparative Medicine Department, and Child Study Center, as well as researchers from the University of Connecticut’s Department of Psychology, the Wohl Institute for Advanced Imaging in Israel, and the Mind Research Network. Dr. Assaf is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the International Society for Autism Research, and the Organization of Human Brain Mapping.


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