John Brealey

Mr Brealey was born in Adelaide, Australia and gained his degree in Medical Laboratory Science at the South Australian Institute of Technology in 1984. He has worked in diagnostic electron microscopy for the past 38 years and is Head of the Electron Microscopy Unit within the Directorate of Anatomical Pathology at SA Pathology in Adelaide. He has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles involving ultrastructural pathology, and is President of the Society for Ultrastructural Pathology and lead co-ordinator of the UltraPath XXI conference in Sydney.

Ivan Canoy

Giovanna Cenacchi

Dr Cenacchi was awarded a Research Fellowship with the National Research Council of Italy in 1980. She became Head of the Laboratory of Pathology and Subcellular Diagnostics in 1998 and Associate Professor in 2002. In 2020, she became Professor of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, at the University of Bologna. Dr Cenacchi has held numerous positions on many scientific boards and committees including Coordinator of the Italian Group of Ultrastructural Pathology since 2003, President of the Italian Association of Neuropathology and Clinical Neurobiology since 2018, and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Ultrastructural Pathology since 2020. She is very active in education and research having authored over 200 scientific publications. Her broad research activity includes the pathogenesis of muscular dystrophies and high-grade neoplasia of the central nervous system.

Charles Chan

Dr Chan is an Anatomical Pathologist and the Clinical Director of Anatomical Pathology at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney Concord Clinical School. He graduated from the University of Sydney with honours, is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia, and has attained a PhD in research on the proteomics of colorectal cancer. Dr Chan has over 20 years’ experience in reporting EM of renal and non-renal cases, including tumours, muscle, nerve, cilia, liver, bowel and other sites. He continues to cultivate interests in teaching, research and new approaches including AI in pathology. He serves the Society for Ultrastructural Pathology as regional councillor for Australasia, and the local organising committee for UltraPath XXI.

Lewis Chan

Dr Chan is Head of Urology at Concord Repatriation General Hospital and Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of Sydney. He has formal ultrasound qualifications and his subspecialty interests are bladder dysfunction, female urology and urological imaging. He is active in basic sciences and clinical research in bladder dysfunction with ageing and is a urology investigator for the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP).

Tony Chang

Dr Chang was born and raised in Los Angeles before earning his undergraduate degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and obtaining his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York. He completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency and renal pathology fellowship with Charlie Alpers at the University of Washington. He joined the Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago in 2004, where he is now a Professor. Dr Chang was President of the Renal Pathology Society in 2017 and President of the Chicago Pathology Society from 2011-2013. Dr Chang has taught over 35 educational courses at the annual meetings for the American Society of Nephrology, the College of American Pathologists, the US & Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American College of Rheumatology, and the American Urological Association. He is co-lead editor of the 1st-4th editions of Diagnostic Pathology: Kidney Diseases and has authored over 30 book chapters and 100 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Dong Chen

Dr Chen is a Hematopathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He earned his medical degree from Beijing University’s School of Medical Science and pursued his PhD at the University of Kentucky, specializing in platelet biology and pathology. Following his doctoral studies, Dr Chen completed his pathology residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and underwent fellowship training in Hematopathology at the Mayo Clinic. He further enhanced his expertise by receiving specialized training in platelet transmission electron microscopy under the mentorship of Dr James G. White at the University of Minnesota. Dr Chen has authored approximately 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His research primarily focuses on the laboratory diagnosis of inherited and acquired platelet disorders.

Grace Choung

Dr Choung is a renal pathologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Barnard College studying sociology and psychology and from Tulane University with a degree in medicine. Dr Choung completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Yale New Haven Hospital and renal pathology fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. Her primary research interests are in renal diseases associated with immunological disorders and socioeconomic factors, and ultrastructural pathology. 

Tzipi Cohen Hyams

Dr Cohen Hyams holds a PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from the Technion, Israel. Her scientific journey continued with a Fulbright Fellowship at UC Berkeley, where she specialized in Li-Ion batteries and nanomaterials for solar cells, employing diverse microscopy techniques. Upon returning to Israel, she led the FIB laboratory at the Technion’s Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI). Her experience includes bridging the gap between academia and industry by providing cutting-edge solutions for characterization, processing, and failure analysis with techniques that extend beyond mere analysis, encompassing training, supervision, and support for graduate and undergraduate students. In 2016, she joined the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research in Sydney as the new correlative microscopy facility manager. The facility formulated new insights into diverse cancers and renal diseases by developing a correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) workflow for cell and biomarker molecular analysis that incorporates immunocytochemical labelling with 3D microscopy visualisation.

Giovanna Crisi

Lisa Cummins

Ms Cummins is the quality specialist and supervisor of the Electron Microscopy Core Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and is responsible for preparing and representing the laboratory for regulatory/accreditation inspections. She earned her BA degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota and first joined Mayo Clinic as a research laboratory technologist. She later joined the Electron Microscopy Lab where she was introduced to and trained in all aspects of electron microscopy including processing, microtomy, and clinical diagnostic microscopy. Shortly after joining the EM lab, she also became involved in quality and regulatory compliance. Since that time, she has written and implemented standardized laboratory procedures in accordance with CAP/CLIA/NYS regulations, designed training and competency assessment plans for processing & microtomy, and helped co-develop a standardized training & competency program for the electron microscopists.

Sibel Erdogan Damgard

Dr Erdogan Damgard received her medical degree from the Ankara University Medical School in Turkey. She held an anatomical pathology residency at the Ankara Numune Hospital before working as a general pathologist and then holding an assistant professorial position. She emigrated to the US and, in 2006, began at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota working on cancer research. In 2008, she joined the Mayo Clinic Electron Microscopy Core Lab and, upon realizing the value of electron microscopy in clinical diagnostics, began developing clinical scoping methods and establishing training and competency standards. Since 2010, she has been training technical staff and pathologists in clinical electron microscopy.

Carolyn Glass

Guillermo Herrera

Dr Herrera holds the positions of Chair and Locke Eminent Scholar within the Department of Pathology and Professor within the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at the Whiddon School of Medicine, University of South Alabama. He was previously Chair at the Departments of Pathology at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana and Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. Dr Herrera is the Editor in Chief of the journal Ultrastructural Pathology and has published extensively on various aspects of ultrastructural pathology. His greatest contribution has been his seminal work on the relationship between monoclonal gammopathies and kidney disease, a field of endeavour in which he has researched for the last 35 years. He maintains a basic science laboratory and an active outreach kidney pathology consultation practice.

John Hicks

Dr Hicks is an attending pediatric pathologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pathology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is the medical director of the Electron Microscopic Laboratory at Texas Children’s Hospital which services the four free-standing pediatric hospitals of the Texas Children’s Hospital system. Dr Hicks also provides consultative technical and interpretative EM services to hospitals throughout the United States.

Jean Hou

Dr Hou is an Associate Professor of Pathology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She spent 10 years developing her basic science career as a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, after which she completed her medical training at Georgetown University, Washington DC. She then completed her combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency and a fellowship in medical renal pathology at Columbia University, followed by a fellowship in surgical oncologic pathology at Hartford Hospital, Connecticut. She joined Cedars Sinai in 2019 and quickly became involved in several national and international kidney and kidney pathology organizations. Dr Hou has authored several journal articles, reviews, and book chapters including seminal references such as Rosai’s Surgical Pathology textbook. She is also Pathology Deputy Editor for GlomCon’s soon-to-be-released e-textbook. She is passionate about education and training, teaching for the American Society of Nephrology’s Board Review course, serving as a member of the Education Committee for the newly formed International Society for Glomerular Disease, and is a frequent lecturer and workshop leader for GlomCon’s virtual glomerular disease fellowship. She is particularly passionate about mentoring those with a budding interest in renal pathology, both from within and outside of Cedars Sinai.

David Howell

Dr Howell received his BA, PhD in Microbiology and Immunology, and MD degrees from Duke University, which has been his academic home now for a half-century. Upon completion of his doctoral work, he pursued residency training in anatomic pathology and fellowship in immunopathology in the Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, where he was appointed Assistant Professor in 1988, with promotion to Associate Professor in 1999 and Professor in 2006. He was a Staff Pathologist at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center for more than 30 years, serving as Chief of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service from 1999-2012. In 2015, he was Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology at Duke. He is now Senior Vice Chair and Chair of the Departmental Appointments, Promotion & Tenure Committee. His diagnostic and research interests are in renal, transplant, and ultrastructural pathology; particular areas of focus include diagnosis and management of infectious complications of solid-organ transplantation, heritable glomerular disorders, and solving difficult diagnostic problems with correlative microscopy. Dr Howell served as President of the Society for Ultrastructural Pathology from 2010-2012, and is currently President of the Renal Pathology Society. He is an author of more than 140 journal articles and book chapters.

Murray Killingsworth

Dr Killingsworth is currently Principal Scientist in the Electron Microscopy Laboratory, NSW Health Pathology (NSWHP), in Sydney. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University (WSU) and a Conjoint Professor in the Southwest Sydney Clinical Campus, University of New South Wales, Sydney (UNSW). He completed his doctoral studies on chronic inflammatory processes in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) of the retina and moved to NSWHP in 1996 to establish a diagnostic electron microscopy facility in Anatomical Pathology, Liverpool Hospital. In 2013 he established a research laboratory at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Sydney where he is a group leader with Dr Tzipi Cohen Hyams in the Correlative Microscopy Facility. Dr Killingsworth directs the Cell Based Disease Intervention research group, leads the Clinical Sciences Research Stream and has received over $3 million dollars of microscopy infrastructure funding. In 2010 he was awarded a Founding Fellowship of the Faculty of Science by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and in 2018 was the recipient of the Lady Mary Fairfax Distinguished Researcher Award, Australia.

Soheir Mansy

Dr Mansy graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University in Egypt. She has extensive experience in electron microscopy and related techniques through her training and research at the Pasteur Institute in France, Michigan State University, and the University of York. Currently, she is Emeritus Professor of Pathology & Electron Microscopy at the Theodor Bilharz Research Institute in Giza, Egypt. Dr Mansy is the founder and president of the Egyptian Society of Electron Microscopy, Councillor for North Africa and the Middle East in the Society for Ultrastructural Pathology, and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Ultrastructural Pathology.

Sara Miller

Dr Miller is a Professor in the Pathology Department at Duke Medical Center, USA. She teaches electron microscopy, virology, and presentation preparation to various student groups, and has given many invited talks in numerous countries. Along with Drs Alex Hyatt and Hans Gelderblom, she taught a workshop in diagnostic virology by EM at the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation in Australia, organized another with Cynthia Goldsmith at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in USA, and taught in the World Health Organization course ‘EM in Medicine’ in Thailand. Dr Miller performs research, directs the Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanoscale Technology at Duke, and was awarded a National Institutional Institutes of Health Shared Instrumentation Grant for a 200 kV Transmission EM and a High-End Instrumentation Grant for a Serial Block Face Scanning EM, in addition to other funding.  She has served as president of the Microscopy Society of America, the Society for Ultrastructural Pathology, and the Southeastern Microscopy Society. Also, she was elected a Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America. 

Lucy Morgan

Jason Roberts

Dr Roberts is a Senior Medical Scientist with over twenty-five years’ experience in clinical virology incorporating diagnostic assay development, computational biology, electron microscopy, public health surveillance and laboratory-based outbreak response management. He is currently Head of the Electron Microscopy and Structural Virology Unit at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, and is an Honorary Senior Fellow within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Having previously served for 15 years as the Deputy Head of the WHO Regional Reference Laboratory for Poliomyelitis, he continues to contribute to the WHO Polio Eradication Initiative via his work as the consultant virologist, for the Australian National Certification Committee. Dr Roberts is as an award-winning scientific illustrator, with his works featuring in respected scientific journals, academic textbooks, prominent news media, and televised documentaries.

Victor Roggli

Dr Roggli graduated from Rice University in 1973 with a Degree in Biochemistry and Environmental Engineering, and then graduated with honors from Baylor College of Medicine in 1976. He joined the faculty of Duke University Medical Center in 1980 and trained in pulmonary pathology. He was appointed Professor of Pathology in 1994, and was the Director of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory at the Durham VA Medical Center from 1992 to 2006. His research interests include pneumoconioses, asbestos-related diseases, and analytical electron microscopy. Dr Roggli has written five textbooks and published more than 40 chapters and 240 journal articles. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the International Academy of Pathology, the Pulmonary Pathology Society, the Society for Ultrastructural Pathology, the International Mesothelioma Panel and the US-Canadian Mesothelioma Panel.

Candice Roufosse

Dr Roufosse is a Clinical Reader in Renal Pathology at the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, Department of Immunology & Inflammation at Imperial College in London. She is also an Honorary Consultant in renal and transplant pathology at North West London Pathology, in affiliation with the Imperial College. Dr Roufosse carries out translational research in kidney and transplant kidney pathology, with a focus on the application of gene expression analysis and novel imaging technologies to improve diagnosis. She is a trial pathologist for clinical trials in transplantation and glomerulonephritis, and her particular areas of expertise are transplant rejection and paraprotein-related renal injury.

Sanjeev Sethi

Dr Sethi graduated from Assam Medical College, India in 1985 and completed his pathology residency at Sarojini Naidu Medical College in 1989. He pursued graduate studies at Albany Medical College in New York and received his PhD in Experimental Pathology in 1995. He completed his Pathology residency at Yale University in 1999 and his fellowship in Renal Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University in 2001. Dr Sethi is currently a Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and his main research interests are in glomerulonephritis and the application of proteomics in renal pathology. His research has been instrumental in characterising new types of amyloidosis, novel antigens in membranous nephropathy, and complement pathways in glomerular diseases. These studies have resulted in over 275 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has also led consensus studies for the classification of glomerulonephritis, monoclonal immunoglobulin-associated kidney diseases, membranous nephropathy and the standardization of reporting and chronicity scoring of the kidney biopsy. He has given over 200 invited lectures both nationally and internationally and, for his contributions to renal pathology and clinical service, was awarded the Jacob Churg Award in 2020 by the Renal Pathology Society, the Distinguished Clinician Award in 2021 by the Mayo Clinic, and the invited Pirani lectureship by Columbia University in 2022.

Elba Turbat-Herrera

Dr Turbat-Herrera has practiced Cytopathology for over 30 years and currently holds professorial positions within the Department of Pathology and the Mitchell Cancer Institute at the Whiddon School of Medicine, University of South Alabama. She is Director of Pathological Services at the Mitchell Cancer Institute and Medical Director of The USA Health Biobank. Previously, she has been a Professor and Director of the Cytopathology Fellowship Program at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana and Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. Her main research interests have been in human papillomavirus biology and the interactions of AL amyloid in the kidney mesangium. Dr Turbat-Herrera is an Associate Editor of the journal Ultrastructural Pathology and has published on numerous aspects of ultrastructural pathology including the use of EM as an aid to diagnosis in fine-needle aspiration cytology.

Bart Wagner

Dr Wagner attained his Degree in Biology in Portsmouth in 1979, and shortly thereafter started working in Histopathology in Sheffield. He received his Master’s Degree in Histology in 1982, and became Head of the Diagnostic Electron Microscopy Unit at Sheffield in 1984. In 1997, he was awarded a travel fellowship to train under the mentorship of Professor Feroze Ghadially in Ottawa, and in 1999 was instrumental in the formation of the Association of Clinical Electron Microscopists in the UK. In 2008, he received his Diploma in Expert Practice in Ultrastructural Pathology. Dr Wagner has presented at numerous national and international meetings, and has co-authored over 100 journal articles involving clinical electron microscopy.

Eric Wartchow

Dr Wartchow has been performing electron microscopy on biological samples for 28 years. He was first exposed to SEM and TEM techniques as a graduate student studying plant pathology. That led to an opportunity to join JEOL USA, Inc. where he worked in sales for 7 years. 18 years ago, he was approached by Dr. Gary Mierau to join the EM team at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Excited to get back in front of a TEM, Gary mentored him for the next decade until his retirement, teaching about all aspects of ultrastructural pathology, as well as how to manage a scientific career and a growing diagnostic EM service in the constantly changing healthcare landscape. He took over the Secretary position for the SUP in 2007, became an Editorial Board Member of our journal Ultrastructural Pathology in 2016, took on Treasurer duties for the Society in 2020, and was elected President-elect in 2022. When not in the EM Lab, Eric is likely to be found deep in the mountains of Colorado trying to fool trout with his fly rod.

Astrid Weins

Dr Weins is the Chief of Renal Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. She attended Medical School in Heidelberg and Munich in Germany, then came to the US for a postdoctoral fellowship in nephrology and subsequently did her anatomic pathology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, including a renal pathology fellowship under Dr Helmut Rennke. Aside from her role as an anatomic pathologist, Dr Weins also directs an active translational research program with a focus on elucidating the pathobiology of autoimmune-mediated acute nephrotic syndrome in children and adults.

Fouzia Ziad

Dr Ziad is a pathologist working at Te Whatu Ora Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, NZ. She has a special interest in Neuropathology including muscle biopsies as well as medical renal biopsy interpretation. She is the President of Australian & New Zealand Society for Neuropathology.

Jonathan Zuckerman

Dr Zuckerman received his MD from the University of California in Los Angeles and his PhD from the California Institute of Technology. He also completed his pathology residency and renal pathology fellowship at the University of California. Dr Zuckerman is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California where he is the service chief of renal pathology and residency program director.