John A. Ozolek

University of Pittsburgh, USA

John A. Ozolek graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a B.S. degree in biology and matriculated to the School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh, where he obtained his D.M. degree in 1989. He then completed a Residency in pediatrics and a Fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh before practicing in the United States Air Force. He then returned to have a Residency in anatomic pathology and completed a Fellowship in pediatric pathology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where he remains on staff. Dr. Ozolek's scientific interests center on image analysis for the detection of specific tissue types and classification of challenging diagnostic dilemmas in surgical pathology. He has extensive collaborations with the Center for Bio-Image Informatics and Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University to develop algorithms and computational approaches for automating tissue recognition and correlation of histology and high-resolution magnetic resonance images in teratomas derived from human and nonhuman primate stem cells. His clinical and diagnostic research interests focus on the role of stem cells in tumor development and migrational abnormalities of neural crest in the pathogenesis of branchial cleft cysts, other developmental abnormalities, and tumors in the head and neck of children.

Biography Updated on 12 September 2012

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