Dr. Vamsi Parini

Northwestern University, USA

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2006 M.Ph., University of Southern Mississippi, USA

2004 B.Sc., NTR University, India

Publications (Selected)

  1. Vamsi Parimi, X J Yang. “Detection and Quantification of Prostate Cancer in Needle Biopsies: α-methylacyl coenzyme A racemase (AMACR) and Automated Digital Image Analysis.” Open Journal of Pathology.Vol.4 No.3, July 2014.
  2. Elizabeth Tarasewicz, Lisbi Rivas, Randala Hamdan, Vamsi Parimi, Beatriz P Penalver, Lonnie D. Shea, Jacqueline S. Jeruss. “Inhibition of CDK-Mediated Phosphorylation of Smad3 Results in Decreased Oncogenesis in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells.” Cell Cycle.
  3. Aaron J Clark, Michael Safaee, Taemin Oh, Michael E Ivan, Vamsi Parimi, Tomoko Ozawa, C David James, Orin Bloch, Andrew T Parsa. “Stable luciferase expression does not alter immunologic or in vivo growth properties of GL261 murine glioma cells.” Journal of Translational Medicine.
  4. Abbas Hadji, Andrea E. Murmann1, Sonia Brockway, Paolo Ceppi, Abhinandan Pattanayak, Annika Hau, Vamsi Parimi, Piotr Kulesza, Joanne Richards & Marcus E. Peter. “Death induced by CD95 or CD95 Ligand Elimination.” Cell Reports. 2014 Apr 10;7(1):208-22. PMID: 24656822 2013.
  5. Rajen Goyal, Bing Zhu, Vamsi Parimi, Xiaoqi Lin, Ximing J. Yang, Stephen M. Rohan. “Diagnostic Accuracy of Frozen Section Analysis of Cancer Containing Bladder Transurethral Resection Specimens for the Presence of Muscularis Propria Invasion.” Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2014 Jul;67(7):562-5. PMID: 24634477
  6. Oukseub Lee, Katherine Page, David Ivancic, Irene Helenowski, Vamsi Parini, Megan E. Sullivan, Julie A. Margenthaler, Robert T. Chatterton, Jr, Borko Jovanovic, Barbara K. Dunn, Brandy M. Heckman-Stoddard, Kathleen Foster, Miguel Muzzio, Julia Shklovskaya, Silvia Skripkauskas, Piotr Kulesza, David Green, Nora M. Hansen, Kevin P. Bethke, Jacqueline S. Jeruss, Raymond Bergan, and Seema A. Khan. “Randomized Phase II Presurgical Trial of Transdermal 4-Hydroxytamoxifen Gel versus Oral Tamoxifen in Women with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast.” Clinical Cancer Research.  July 15, 2014 20:3672-3682;
  7. A Antoun Nader, Mark C. Kendall, Gildasio S. De Oliveira, Lalit Puri, Luminita Tureanu, Alina Brodskaia, Yogen Asher, Vamsi Parimi, Robert J. McCarthy.  “A Dose Ranging Study of 0.5% Bupivacaine or Ropivacaine on the Success and Duration of the Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Stimulator Assisted Sciatic Nerve Block: A Double Blind Randomized Clinical Trial.” Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. 2013 Nov-Dec;38(6):492-502. PMID: 24108248
  8. Stuart J. Wong, Bruce Campbell, Becky Massey, Denis P. Lynch, Ezra E.W. Cohen, Elizabeth Blair, Rebecca Selle, Julia Shklovskaya, Borko D. Jovanovic, Silvia Skripkauskas, Alexander Dew, Peter Kulesza,Vamsi Parimi, Raymond C. Bergan, Eva Szabo.“A Phase I trial of Aminolevulinic Acid-Photodynamic Therapy for Treatment of Oral Leukoplakia." Oral Oncology. 2013 Sep;49(9):970-6. PMID:23845699
  9. Foucar CE, Hardy A, Siziopikou KP, Wang L, Parini V, Hansen N, Jeruss JS. “A mother and daughter with phyllodes tumors of the breast.” Clin Breast Cancer. 2012 Oct;12(5):373-7. PMID: 22981939.
  10. V G Kaklamani, K Siziopikou, D Scholtens, R Uthe, C Meservey, N Hansen, S Khan, J Jeruss, K Bethke, M Cianfrocca, S Rosen, J V Roenn, J Wayne, Vamsi Parimi, B Jovanovic, WGradishar. “Pilot neoadjuvant trial in HER2 positive breast cancer with combination of nab-paclitaxel and lapatinib.” Clinical Cancer Research. 2012 Apr;132(3):833-42. PMID: 21359953.
  11. Z S Guo, Vamsi Parimi, P Thirunavukkarasu, M E O’Malley, M Sathaiah, F Austin, D L. Bartlett. “The Combination of Immunosupression and Carrier Cells Significantly Enhances the Efficacy of Oncolytic Poxvirus in the Pre-Immunized Host.” Gene Therapy. 2010 Dec;17(12):1465-75. PMID: 20703311.
  12. A Mavanur, Vamsi Parimi, M Malley, M Nikiforova, D Bartlett, J Davison “Establishment and Characterization of a Murine Xenograft Model of Human Appendiceal Pseudomyxoma Peritonei.” Int J Exp Pathol. 2010 Aug;91(4):357-67. PMID: 20586814.
  13. R W. Ahn, F Chen, H Chen, S T. Stern, J D. Clogston, A K. Patri, M R. Raja, E P. Swindell, Vamsi Parimi, V L. Cryns, and T V. O’Halloran “A Novel Nanoparticulate Formulation of Arsenic Trioxide with Enhanced Therapeutic Efficacy in a Murine Model of Breast Cancer.” Clinical Cancer Research. 2010 Jul 15;16(14):3607-17. PMID: 20519360.
  14. A M. Evens, L H. Sehn, P Farinha, B P. Nelson, A Raji, Y Lu, A Brakman, Vamsi Parimi, J N. Winter, P T. Schumacker, R D. Gascoyne, and L I. Gordon.“Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1 Alpha (HIF-1α) Expression Predicts Superior Survival in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Patients Treated With R-CHOP”. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2010 Feb 20;28(6):1017-24. PMID: 20048181.
  15. P W. Smith, H Wang, Vamsi Parini, J S. Zolak, K. RShen, T M. Daniel, M K. Robbins, C G. Tribble, I L. Kron, D R. Jones. “Lung Transplantation in Patients 60 Years and Older: Results, Complications, and Outcomes.” Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2006 Nov;82(5):1835-41. PMID: 1706225.
  16. Vamsi Parimi, Rishi Raj, Yi-Hua Chen, Kirtee Raparia. “EZH2 Overexpression as a Novel Prognostic Marker in Lung Adenocarcinoma.” United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2014, San Diego, CA.
  17. Vamsi Parimi, Rami Hayajneh, Bella Shmaltsuyeva, Kathryn R Sparks and Piotr Kulesza. “Practicing Rimm's Lab Algorithm: Determination of the Specificity of Novel Immunohistochemistry Antibodies.” United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2014, San Diego, CA.
  18. Vamsi Parimi, A Mahajan, P Krishnakumar, T Gibson, G S Rao, N Wild, P Kulesza. “Pre-Analytic Variables Effecting Nucleic Acid Extraction from Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Specimens.” Lewis Landsberg Research Day poster session, Northwestern University. 2013, Chicago, IL
  19. Vamsi Parimi, A Zago, X J Yang, Z E Chen. “Developing a Digital Analysis Algorithm to Count Intraepithelial Eosinophils on H&E Stained Sections for Diagnosis of Eosinophilic Esophagitis.” USCAP-2011. Modern Pathology. IF: 4.792
  20. V Parimi, LJ Eisengart, XJ Yang. “Quantification of cancer in prostate needle biopsies: AMACR and Digital image analysis.” United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, March 20 - 26, 2010, Washington, DC.
  21. Vamsi Parimi, M.E.O’Malley, S.Chalikonda, M.C.Gorry, Z.S.Guo, D.L.Bartlet. “Evasion of Acquired Poxviral Immunity is Indispensable for Successful Oncolytic therapy utilizing Recombinant Vaccinia Virus.” Third Annual Postdoctoral Data & Dine symposium, 2008; University of Pittsburgh
  22. Vamsi Parimi, J Davison, M.E.O’Malley, D.L.Bartlett. “Mucinous Pseudomyxoma Peritonei: Establishment and Characterization of mice Xenograft model.” 20th Annual UPCI Scientific Retreat; 2008, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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