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    Ali Akalin MD, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentPathology
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    One Innovation Drive, Biotech Three
    Worcester MA 01605
    Phone508-793-6152
        Overview 
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        Board Certification

        - American Board of Pathology

        - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2005

        - Cytopathology, 2007

        Education

        1992 M.D.

        Ankara University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

        2000 Ph.D.

        Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, VA

        Residency/Fellowships

        2001-2005

        Resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado

        2005-2006

        Fellow in Surgical Pathology, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado

        2006-2007

        Fellow in Cytopathology, University of Massachusetts, School of Medicine, Worcester, MA

        Academic Appointments

        2007 – present

        Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University ofMassachusetts, Worcester, MA

        Clinical Appointments

        2007- present

        Staff Pathologist, Department of Pathology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

        2010- present

        Director of Head & NeckPathology, Department ofPathology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

        Honors Awards and Grants

        1999

        Association of Molecular Pathology Trainee Award, Missouri


        Research Interests :Dr. Akalin's Picture

        Dr. Akalin has broad diagnostic expertise, with interests in head & neck pathology, cytopathology, and pulmonary pathology. He participates in teaching fellows and residents in our department.

        His research interests include:

        - Study of new techniques to improve the diagnostic yield in fine needle aspirations.

        - Specific detection of cervical cancers using cytometry-based molecular diagnostics.

        - Development of radiolabeled biomarkers for the localization of neoplasms.

        - Exploration of new diagnostic and prognostic markers in pulmonary disorders with a focus on lung neoplasms.



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        1. Parnes AN, Akalin A, Quinlan RM, Vijayaraghavan GR. AIRP best cases in radiologic-pathologic correlation: lactating adenoma. Radiographics. 2013 Mar-Apr; 33(2):455-9.
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        2. Cornejo KM, Shi M, Akalin A, Uy K, Cagle PT, Fraire AE. Pulmonary papillary adenoma: a case report and review of the literature. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2013 Jan; 20(1):52-7.
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        3. Liu X, Cheng D, Gray BD, Wang Y, Akalin A, Rusckowski M, Pak KY, Hnatowich DJ. Radiolabeled Zn-DPA as a potential infection imaging agent. Nucl Med Biol. 2012 Jul; 39(5):709-14.
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        4. Liu G, Dou S, Akalin A, Rusckowski M, Streeter PR, Shultz LD, Greiner DL. Pretargeting vs. direct targeting of human betalox5 islet cells subcutaneously implanted in mice using an anti-human islet cell antibody. Nucl Med Biol. 2012 Jul; 39(5):645-51.
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        5. Wang JP, Lee CK, Akalin A, Finberg RW, Levitz SM. Contributions of the MyD88-dependent receptors IL-18R, IL-1R, and TLR9 to host defenses following pulmonary challenge with Cryptococcus neoformans. PLoS One. 2011; 6(10):e26232.
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        6. Liu G, Dou S, Baker S, Akalin A, Cheng D, Chen L, Rusckowski M, Hnatowich DJ. A preclinical 188Re tumor therapeutic investigation using MORF/cMORF pretargeting and an antiTAG-72 antibody CC49. Cancer Biol Ther. 2010 Oct 15; 10(8):767-74.
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        7. Liu X, Wang Y, Nakamura K, Kawauchi S, Akalin A, Cheng D, Chen L, Rusckowski M, Hnatowich DJ. Auger radiation-induced, antisense-mediated cytotoxicity of tumor cells using a 3-component streptavidin-delivery nanoparticle with 111In. J Nucl Med. 2009 Apr; 50(4):582-90.
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