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Mary Ann Thompson Arildsen, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Contact Information:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
4605 TVC (4310)
Nashville, TN 37232

  • M.D. - University of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • Fellowship - New York University Medical Center
  • Internship - NationalCancer Institute of the National Institute of Health
  • Post Graduate Training - Institute for Cancer Research
  • Post Graduate Training - National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health
  • Post Graduate Training - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Residency - National Institutes of Health
Research Description


  • Yang G, Khalaf W, van de Locht L, Jansen JH, Gao M, Thompson MA, van der Reijden BA, Gutmann DH, Delwel R, Clapp DW, Hiebert SW. Transcriptional repression of the Neurofibromatosis-1 tumor suppressor by the t(8;21) fusion protein. Mol. Cell. Biol. 2005 Jul; 25(14): 5869-79. PMID: 15988004, PMCID: PMC1168824, PII: 25/14/5869, DOI: 10.1128/MCB.25.14.5869-5879.2005, ISSN: 0270-7306.
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  • Thompson, M.A., Stumph, J., Henrickson, S.E., Rosenwald, A., Wang, Q., Olson, S., Brandt, S., Roberts, J., Zhag, X, Shyr, Y., Kinney, M.C.. Differences in patterns of gene expression in ALK-positive and ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphomas. Human Pathology. 2005; 36: 494.
  • Uherova P, Olson S, Thompson MA, Juskevicius R, Hamilton KS. Expression of c-FLIP in classic and nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma. Appl. Immunohistochem. Mol. Morphol. 2004 Jun; 12(2): 105-10. PMID: 15354734, ISSN: 1541-2016.
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  • Thompson, M.A.. Wintrobes Clinical Hematology, 11th Edition. [place unknown: publisher unknown]; 2003.
  • King D, Yang G, Thompson MA, Hiebert SW. Loss of neurofibromatosis-1 and p19(ARF) cooperate to induce a multiple tumor phenotype. Oncogene. 2002 Jul 7/25/2002; 21(32): 4978-82. PMID: 12118376, DOI: 10.1038/sj.onc.1205632, ISSN: 0950-9232.
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  • Chang L, Thompson MA. Activity of the distal positive element of the peripherin gene is dependent on proteins binding to an Ets-like recognition site and a novel inverted repeat site. J. Biol. Chem. 1996 Mar 3/15/1996; 271(11): 6467-75. PMID: 8626448, ISSN: 0021-9258.
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  • Adams AD, Choate DM, Thompson MA. NF1-L is the DNA-binding component of the protein complex at the peripherin negative regulatory element. J. Biol. Chem. 1995 Mar 3/24/1995; 270(12): 6975-83. PMID: 7896848, ISSN: 0021-9258.
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