UTMB MD-PhD Program Current Students Profile Anthony Bilotta Anthony BilottaYear in Program: GY3Undergrad University: Vanderbilt UniversityMentor: Yingzi Cong, PhDGraduate Program: Microbiology & Immunology Anthony Bilotta Research Interests I am interested in researching diseases that affect the colon. Specifically, I am aiming to understand how the gut flora communicate with the colon's epithelium/immune system and how the breakdown of these signaling pathways lead to disease. Honors and Awards Vanderbilt University, Cum Laude, 2014 Savage-Zerfoss Scholarship Recipient, 2014 Top Reviewed Abstract, Dept. of Cancer Biology Retreat, 2014 Harry B. and Marie S. Kelso Endowed Blocker Scholarship for Biomedical Sciences Publications B Parang, A M Bradley, M K Mittal, S P Short, J J Thompson, C W Barrett, R D Naik, A J Bilotta, M K Washington, F L Revetta, J J Smith, X Chen, K T Wilson, S W Hiebert and C S Williams (2016); Myeloid Translocation gene differentially regulate colorectal cancer programs; Oncogene, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/onc.2016.167. Presentations BVES regulates cell cycle progression through YAP1 in CRC. Vanderbilt 14th Annual Dept. of Cancer Biology Retreat; November 7, 2014; Poster Presentation. BVES regulates cell cycle progression through YAP1 in CRC. Vanderbilt Undergraduate Poster Forum; September 1, 2014; Poster Presentation. BVES regulates cell cycle progression through YAP1 in CRC. Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium; August 23-24, 2014; Poster Presentation.