The following are among the new faculty members at the University. Others will be introduced periodically in this space.
Elizabeth Brunt, M.D., joins the Department of Pathology and Immunology in the School of Medicine as professor. Brunt earned a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1981. Her anatomic pathology residency and surgical pathology fellowship were completed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and she served as instructor and assistant professor at Washington University from 1987-1994. Brunt has returned to Washington University after 12 years at Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center. She is a distinguished liver pathologist and is nationally and internationally recognized for her work on characterization of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Brunt will supervise a newly-formed Section of Liver and Gastrointestinal Pathology within the Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology.
Dengfeng Cao, M.D., Ph.D., joins the Department of Pathology and Immunology in the School of Medicine as assistant professor. Cao earned a doctor of medicine degree from Peking Union Medical College and a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and advanced subspecialty fellowship training in surgical pathology in gynecologic pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Cao has an interest in diagnostic and molecular pathology of gynecologic and genitourinary malignancies.
Nabeel R. Yaseen, M.D., Ph.D., joins the Department of Pathology and Immunology in the School of Medicine as associate professor. Yaseen earned a doctor of medicine degree from the Baghdad University College of Medicine and a doctorate from Brown University. After postdoctoral training in the Günter Blobel Laboratory at The Rockefeller University, Yaseen received a faculty appointment at Northwestern University, where he distinguished himself as a diagnostic hematopathologist and physician-scientist. Yaseen will head the Section of Hematopathology within the Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology.