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Claudia I. Vidal, M.D., Ph.D.

Claudia I. Vidal, M.D., Ph.D.Claudia I. Vidal, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
Department of Pathology

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Specialty

Dermatopathology

Practice Locations

Anheuser Busch Institute
1755 South Grand Blvd., Room 406
St. Louis, MO 63104


Education
A. Education:

1992-1993       Saint Mary’s University; San Antonio, TX

1994 - 1996     University of Texas at El Paso; El Paso, TX

Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, December 1996

 

1997 - 2004     University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Graduate

School of Biomedical Sciences; Houston, TX

Doctor of Medicine & Doctor of Philosophy in Cancer Biology,       June 2004

 

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments:

2004-2005       Internship – Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hospital of the
University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA

2005 - 2007     Residency – Anatomic Pathology, The Mount Sinai Hospital;
New York, NY

  • Instructed students in histology at Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.
  • Proctored histology laboratories at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

 

2007 - 2009     Fellowship – Dermatopathology, The Mount Sinai Hospital; New
York, NY

  • Helped organize the Update in Dermatopathology session at the Annual Mount Sinai Winter Symposium – Advances in Medical and Surgical Dermatology.
  • Led the clinical pathological correlation (CPC) conferences for dermatology residents.

A. Research, Grants, Contracts, Awards, Projects:

  1. 1993                Research Assistant; Waco, TX

Baylor University & Central Texas Veterans Healthcare
System/Scott & White Clinic Summary:  Used a physiological data                         collection system to examine responses of psychiatric patients in                             hopes of identifying groups of patients with particular                                           constellations of psychophysiologic deficits.

Advisor:  Keith Young, Ph.D.


1994-1995       Undergraduate Research Fellow; El Paso, TX

The University of Texas at El Paso

Summary:  Involved in development and implementation of a          novel technique used to screen a cDNA library for phospholipase       A2 expressing clones from the rattlesnake C. m. molossus.

Advisor:  Eppie Rael, Ph.D.


Summer 1995  Undergraduate Research Fellow; Houston, TX

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Summary:  Investigated effects of glutathione S-transferase pi on    human breast and brain tumor cells.

Advisor:  Jeffery Jones, Ph.D.


1995-1996       Undergraduate Research Fellow (Undergraduate Thesis
Research)
; El Paso, TX

The University of Texas at El Paso

Summary:  Developed a transfection system for the protozoan         Trichomonas vaginalis to aid in molecular genetic analysis of the          pathogen.

Advisor:  Michael Lehker, Ph.D.

1997                Graduate Research Assistant (Tutorial Research); Houston, TX

The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical      Sciences/The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Summary:  Examined biochemical events that control           hematopoiesis by analyzing functional domains of cytokine          receptors, with particular emphasis on the role of             cytokine/cytokine receptor signaling.

Advisor:  Stephanie S. Watowich, Ph.D.

1998    Graduate Research Assistant (Tutorial Research); Houston, TX

The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical      Sciences/The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Summary:  Studied differential splicing of pre-mRNAs in    Drosophila as an important mechanism for regulating gene           expression in higher eukaryotes.

Advisor:  William W. Mattox, Ph.D.

2000-2004 Graduate Research Assistant (Dissertation Research);
Houston, TX

The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical      Sciences/The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Summary:  Used a phage display-based combinatorial selection to   identify tumor antigens in ovarian cancer to gain insight into the            mechanisms of molecular recognition and humoral immune           response.  Also examined the molecular diversity of blood vessels   in the context of organ-specific targeting and the development of       targeted therapy and tumor imaging.

Advisors:  Wadih Arap, M.D., Ph.D. and Renata Pasqualini, Ph.D.