Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellow


2022-present Fellowship, Molecular Genetic Pathology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
1999-2001 Fellowship, Hematopathology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1996-1999 Residency, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
1992-1995 Post-doctoral Research FEllowship, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
1991 MD, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
1985 BA, Mathematics and Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven Connecticut
Honors and Awards  
2005, 2006, 2010 Plenary Poster, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
1998 Young Investigator Award, Clinical Cytometry Society
1992 American Heart Association Bugher Fellowship in Molecular Cardiology
1991 Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, Cornell University
1991 Harold G. Wolff Research Prize, Cornell University
1990 Alpha Omega Alpha
1985 B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Distinction in Math and Philosophy, Yale University, Ithaca, New York
1984 Phi Beta Kappa

Robinson LJ, Soboloff J, Tourkova IL, Larrouture QC, Papachristou DJ, Gross S, Hooper R, Samakai E, Worley PF, Tuckermann J, Witt MR, Blair HC. The calcium channel Orai1 is required for osteoblast development. In review.

Robinson LJ, Soboloff J, Tourkova IL, Larrouture QC, Witt MR, Gross S, Hooper R, Samakai E, Worley PF, Barnett JB, Blair HC. The function of the calcium channel Orai1 in osteoclast development. FASEB J. 2021 Jun;35(6):e21653. PMID: 34009685

Menale C, Robinson LJ, Palagano E, Rigoni R, Erreni M, Almarza AJ, Strina D, Mantero S, Lizier M, Forlino A, Besio R, Monari M, Vezzoni P, Cassani B, Blair HC, Villa A, Sobacchi C. Absence of Dipeptidyl Peptidase 3 increases oxidative stress and causes bone loss. J Bone Miner Res. 34; 2019: 2133-2148. PMID: 31295380.

Robinson LJ, Blair HC, Barnett JB, Soboloff J. The roles of Orai and Stim in bone health and disease. Cell Calcium. 81; 2019: 51-58. PMID: 31201955.

Dobrowolski SF, Tourkova IL, Robinson LJ, Secunda C, Spridik K, Blair HC. A bone mineralization defect in the Pahenu2 model of classical phenylketonuria involves compromised mesenchymal stem cell differentiation. Mol Genet Metab. 125; 2018:193-199. PMID: 30201326.

Tantikanlayaporn D, Tourkova IL, Larrouture Q, Luo J, Piyachaturawat P, Witt MR, Blair HC, Robinson LJ. Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Modulates the Effect of Estrogen in Human Osteoblasts. JBMR Plus. 2; 2018: 217-226. PMID: 30123862.

Rothschild B, Robinson L, Witt M, Koay J, Cline H. Radiologic/histologic discrepancies in tumour identification: The case of a “basketball-sized” mandibular tumour in a woman from 17th century West Virginia. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 28; 2018: 775-781.

Tourkova IL, Liu L, Sutjarit N, Larrouture QC, Luo J, Robinson LJ, Blair HC. Adrenocorticotropic hormone and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 enhance human osteogenesis in vitro by synergistically accelerating the expression of bone-specific genes. Lab Invest. 97; 2017: 1072-1083. PMID: 28737765.

Bostian PA, Karnes JM, Cui S, Robinson LJ, Daffner SD, Emery SE. A Novel Rat Tail Discitis Model Using Bioluminescent Staphylococcus aureus. J Orthop Res. 35;2017: 2075-2081. PMID: 27918144.

Blair HC, Larrouture QC, Li Y, Lin H, Beer Stolz D, Liu L, Tuan R, Robinson LJ, Schlesinger PH, Nelson DJ. Osteoblast Differentiation and Bone Matrix Formation In Vivo and In Vitro. Tissue Eng Part B Rev. 23; 2017: 268-280. PMID: 27846781.

“Mechanisms of Disease Progression in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia.” Pathology Department Seminar, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2013.

“Signals regulating osteoclast formation and function: estrogen, nitic oxide and calcium.” Seminar, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2011.

“Critical role for the calcium channel Orai1 in RANKL-stimulated osteoclast formation from monocytic cells.” 52nd Annual Meeting, American Society of Hematology, Orlando, Florida, 2010.

“Regulation of osteoclastogenesis.” Experimental Pathology Seminar, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, 2010.

“Signaling mechanisms regulating osteoclast formation and function: nitric oxide, estrogen and beyond.” Seminar, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 2009.

“Estrogen suppresses RANKL-induced osteoclastic differentiation of human monocytes via an estrogen receptor-alpha associated cytoplasmic signaling complex.” 30th Annual Meeting, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2008.

“Signaling mechanisms regulating myelopoiesis.” Pathology Department Seminar. University of Illinois, 2006.

“Cellular signaling mechanisms of Flt3 and Nitric Oxide.” Pathology Department Research Seminar, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, 2000.

“Flt-3 mutations in acute myeloid leukemia.” University of New Mexico - Tumor Marker Conference, 2000.

“Post-translational regulation of nitric oxide synthase.” 9th International Conference on Second Messengers and Phosphoproteins, 1995.