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Faculty Detail    
Chief, Community Practice Pathology Program
Campus Address HSB 132 Zip 6823
Phone  (205) 975-8880
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pathology   Comm Practice Pathology Pgm Professor
Secondary  Surgery   Surgery - Otolaryngology (Org Ret) Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch 
EDUCATION: Institution Degree Year University of Mississippi School of Medicine M.D. 1994 Mississippi College B.S. 1990 POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING: April 2000 Head and Neck Pathology, AFIP July 1998 June 1999 Surgical Pathology Fellow, UAB Hospital July 1994 June 1998 Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, UAB Hospital BOARD CERTIFICATION: Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, October 4, 1999

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
Alabama Association of Pathologists  Immediate Past President   
American Society of Clinical Pathologists     
College of American Pathologists      
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology     

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Scott G, Deng A, Rodriquez-Burford C, Seiberg M, Han R, Babiarz L, Grizzle W, Bell W, Pentland A. Protease-Activated Receptor 2, a Receptor Involved in Melanosome Transfer, is Upregulated in Human Skin by Ultraviolet Irradiation . Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2001; 117: 1412-1420.   
Piyathilake CJ, Frost AR, Bell WC, Oelschlager D, Weiss H, Johanning GL, Niveleau A, Heimburger DC, Grizzle WE. Altered Global Methylation of DNA: An Epigenetic Difference in Susceptibility for Lung Cancer is Associated with Its Progression. Hum Pathol 2001; 32: 856-62.   
Piyathilake CJ, Frost AR, Manne U, Bell WC, Weiss H, Heimburger DC, Grizzle WE The expression of fatty acid synthase is an early event in the development and progression of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung.. Human Pathology 2000; 31: 1068-73.
Piyathilake CJ, Bell WC, Johanning GL, Cornwell PE, Heimburger DC, Grizzle WE. The accumulation of ascorbic acid by squamous cell carcinoma of the lung and larynx enhances global methylation of DNA. Cancer 2000; 89: 171-6.    
Carlos Chan, Heriberto Medina- Franco, Walter C. Bell, Audrey J. Lazenby, and Selwyn Vickers. Carcinoid tumor of the bile duct: A case report and review of the literature. Hepato-Gastroenterology. 2000. 47(32):519-21.
Steven T. Case, Carol Cox, Walter C. Bell, Rosemary T. Hoffman, Jon Martin, and Robert Hamilton. Extraordinary conservation of cysteines among homologous Chironomus silk proteins sp185 and sp220. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 1997.44:452-462.