Michael Clay, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology

Department: Pathology


  • Fu R, Walters K, Kaufman ML, Koc K, Baldwin A, Clay MR, Basham KJ, Kiseljak-Vassiliades K, Fishbein L, Mukherjee N. In Situ Spatial Reconstruction of Distinct Normal and Pathological Cell Populations Within the Human Adrenal Gland. J Endocr Soc. 2023 Nov 2;7(12):bvad131. PubMed PMID: 37953901
  • Schutz JF, Iorio ML, Marshall CB, Clay MR, Gimarc DC, Park A. Adamantinoma of the Ulnar Shaft Reconstructed With a Vascularized Free Fibula. Orthopedics. 2023 Nov 1;:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37921530
  • Rosenberg R, Raeburn CD, Clay MR, Wierman ME. Dual Aldosterone- and Cortisol-Secreting Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma: Pre- and Perioperative Evaluation and Management. JCEM Case Rep. 2023 Jul;1(4):luad073. PubMed PMID: 37909000
  • Maleddu A, Zhu J, Clay MR, Wilky BA. Current therapies and future prospective for locally aggressive mesenchymal tumors. Front Oncol. 2023;13:1160239. PubMed PMID: 37546427
  • Warde KM, Smith LJ, Liu L, Stubben CJ, Lohman BK, Willett PW, Ammer JL, Castaneda-Hernandez G, Imodoye SO, Zhang C, Jones KD, Converso-Baran K, Ekiz HA, Barry M, Clay MR, Kiseljak-Vassiliades K, Giordano TJ, Hammer GD, Basham KJ. Senescence-induced immune remodeling facilitates metastatic adrenal cancer in a sex-dimorphic manner. Nat Aging. 2023 Jul;3(7):846-865. PubMed PMID: 37231196
  • Holers VM, Frank RM, Clauw A, Seifert J, Zuscik M, Asokan S, Striebich C, Clay MR, Moreland LW, Banda NK. Potential causal role of synovial complement system activation in the development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament injury or meniscus tear. Front Immunol. 2023;14:1146563. PubMed PMID: 37207197
  • Ludwig MP, Galbraith MD, Eduthan NP, Hill AA, Clay MR, Tellez CM, Wilky BA, Elias A, Espinosa JM, Sullivan KD. Proteasome Inhibition Sensitizes Liposarcoma to MDM2 Inhibition with Nutlin-3 by Activating the ATF4/CHOP Stress Response Pathway. Cancer Res. 2023 Aug 1;83(15):2543-2556. PubMed PMID: 37205634
  • Murphy AJ, Cheng C, Williams J, Shaw TI, Pinto EM, Dieseldorff-Jones K, Brzezinski J, Renfro LA, Tornwall B, Huff V, Hong AL, Mullen EA, Crompton B, Dome JS, Fernandez CV, Geller JI, Ehrlich PF, Mulder H, Oak N, Maciezsek J, Jablonowski C, Fleming AM, Pichavaram P, Morton CL, Easton J, Nichols KE, Clay MR, Santiago T, Zhang J, Yang J, Zambetti GP, Wang Z, Davidoff AM, Chen X. The Genetic and Epigenetic Features of Bilateral Wilms Tumor Predisposition: A Report from the Children's Oncology Group AREN18B5-Q Study. Res Sq. 2023 Mar 16. PubMed PMID: 36993649
  • Chriswell ME, Lefferts AR, Clay MR, Hsu AR, Seifert J, Feser ML, Rims C, Bloom MS, Bemis EA, Liu S, Maerz MD, Frank DN, Demoruelle MK, Deane KD, James EA, Buckner JH, Robinson WH, Holers VM, Kuhn KA. Clonal IgA and IgG autoantibodies from individuals at risk for rheumatoid arthritis identify an arthritogenic strain of Subdoligranulum . Sci Transl Med. 2022 Oct 26;14(668):eabn5166. PubMed PMID: 36288282
  • Ho CK, Azurdia J, Park A, Clay MR, Gimarc D. Intra-articular Osteoid Osteoma of the Olecranon Fossa. Cureus. 2022 Jul;14(7):e27484. PubMed PMID: 36060340
  • Yee EJ, Stewart CL, Clay MR, McCarter MM. Lipoma and Its Doppelganger: The Atypical Lipomatous Tumor/Well-Differentiated Liposarcoma. Surg Clin North Am. 2022 Aug;102(4):637-656. PubMed PMID: 35952693
  • Patel AG, Chen X, Huang X, Clay MR, Komorova N, Krasin MJ, Pappo A, Tillman H, Orr BA, McEvoy J, Gordon B, Blankenship K, Reilly C, Zhou X, Norrie JL, Karlstrom A, Yu J, Wodarz D, Stewart E, Dyer MA. The myogenesis program drives clonal selection and drug resistance in rhabdomyosarcoma. Dev Cell. 2022 May 23;57(10):1226-1240.e8. PubMed PMID: 35483358
  • Jablonowski CM, Gil HJ, Pinto EM, Pichavaram P, Fleming AM, Clay MR, Hu D, Morton CL, Pruett-Miller SM, Hansen BS, Chen X, Jones KMD, Liu Y, Ma X, Yang J, Davidoff AM, Zambetti GP, Murphy AJ. TERT Expression in Wilms Tumor Is Regulated by Promoter Mutation or Hypermethylation, WT1, and N-MYC. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Mar 25;14(7). PubMed PMID: 35406427
  • Clay MR, Pinto EM, Fishbein L, Else T, Kiseljak-Vassiliades K. Pathological and Genetic Stratification for Management of Adrenocortical Carcinoma. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2022 Mar 24;107(4):1159-1169. PubMed PMID: 34850906
  • Pinto EM, Maxwell KN, Halalsheh H, Phillips A, Powers J, MacFarland S, Walsh MF, Breen K, Formiga MN, Kriwacki R, Nichols KE, Mostafavi R, Wang J, Clay MR, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Ribeiro RC, Zambetti GP. Clinical and Functional Significance of TP53 Exon 4-Intron 4 Splice Junction Variants. Mol Cancer Res. 2022 Feb;20(2):207-216. PubMed PMID: 34675114
  • Hakimi, A, Stuart C, Zarkowsky D, Clay MR, Yi J. Spontaneous Carotid Blowout of the Common Carotid Artery in a Chronically Immunosuppressed Transplant Patient. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases, Innovations and Techniques. October 18, 2022.
  • Jeffers JR, Pinto EM, Rehg JE, Clay MR, Wang J, Neale G, Heath RJ, Lozano G, Lalli E, Figueiredo BC, Pappo AS, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Chen W, Pounds S, Ribeiro RC, Zambetti GP. The Common Germline TP53-R337H Mutation Is Hypomorphic and Confers Incomplete Penetrance and Late Tumor Onset in a Mouse Model. Cancer Res. 2021 May 1;81(9):2442-2456. PubMed PMID: 33637564
  • Newman S, Nakitandwe J, Kesserwan CA, Azzato EM, Wheeler DA, Rusch M, Shurtleff S, Hedges DJ, Hamilton KV, Foy SG, Edmonson MN, Thrasher A, Bahrami A, Orr BA, Klco JM, Gu J, Harrison LW, Wang L, Clay MR, Ouma A, Silkov A, Liu Y, Zhang Z, Liu Y, Brady SW, Zhou X, Chang TC, Pande M, Davis E, Becksfort J, Patel A, Wilkinson MR, Rahbarinia D, Kubal M, Maciaszek JL, Pastor V, Knight J, Gout AM, Wang J, Gu Z, Mullighan CG, McGee RB, Quinn EA, Nuccio R, Mostafavi R, Gerhardt EL, Taylor LM, Valdez JM, Hines-Dowell SJ, Pappo AS, Robinson G, Johnson LM, Pui CH, Ellison DW, Downing JR, Zhang J, Nichols KE. Genomes for Kids: The scope of pathogenic mutations in pediatric cancer revealed by comprehensive DNA and RNA sequencing. Cancer Discov. 2021 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34301788
  • Inoue A, Janke LJ, Gudenas BL, Jin H, Fan Y, Paré J, Clay MR, Northcott PA, Hirbe AC, Cao X. A genetic mouse model with postnatal Nf1 and p53 loss recapitulates the histology and transcriptome of human malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Neurooncol Adv. 2021 Jan-Dec;3(1):vdab129. PubMed PMID: 34647023
  • Gartrell J, Mellado-Largarde M, Clay MR, Bahrami A, Sahr NA, Sykes A, Blankenship K, Hoffmann L, Xie J, Cho HP, Twarog N, Connelly M, Yan KK, Yu J, Porter SN, Pruett-Miller SM, Neale G, Tinkle CL, Federico SM, Stewart EA, Shelat AA. SLFN11 is Widely Expressed in Pediatric Sarcoma and Induces Variable Sensitization to Replicative Stress Caused By DNA-Damaging Agents. Mol Cancer Ther. 2021 Nov;20(11):2151-2165. PubMed PMID: 34413129
  • Clay MR, Pinto EM, Fishbein L, Else T, Kiseljak-Vassiliades K. Pathological and Genetic Stratification for Management of Adrenocortical Carcinoma. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2021
  • Clay MR, Patel A, Tran Q, Hedges DJ, Chang TC, Stewart E, Charville G, Cline C, Dyer MA, Orr BA. Methylation profiling reveals novel molecular classes of rhabdomyosarcoma. Scientific Reports. 2021
  • Pinto EM, Maxwell KN, Halalsheh H, Phillips A, Powers J, MacFarland S, Walsh MF, Breen K, Formiga MN, Kriwacki R, Nichols KE, Mostafavi R, Wang J, Clay MR, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Ribeiro RC, Zambetti GP. Clinical and Functional Significance of TP53 Exon 4-Intron 4 Splice Junction Variants. Molecular Cancer Research. 2021
  • Federico SM, Pappo AS, Sahr N, Sykes A, Campagne O, Stewart CF, Clay MR, Bahrami A, McCarville MB, Kaste SC, Santana VM, Helmig S, Gartrell J, Shelat A, Brennan RC, Hawkins D, Godwin K, Bishop MW, Furman WL, Stewart E. A phase I trial of talazoparib and irinotecan with and without temozolomide in children and young adults with recurrent or refractory solid malignancies. Eur J Cancer. 2020 Sep;137:204-213. PubMed PMID: 32795876
  • Pinto EM, Figueiredo BC, Chen W, Galvao HCR, Formiga MN, Fragoso MCBV, Ashton-Prolla P, Ribeiro EMSF, Felix G, Costa TEB, Savage SA, Yeager M, Palmero EI, Volc S, Salvador H, Fuster-Soler JL, Lavarino C, Chantada G, Vaur D, Odone-Filho V, Brugières L, Else T, Stoffel EM, Maxwell KN, Achatz MI, Kowalski L, de Andrade KC, Pappo A, Letouze E, Latronico AC, Mendonca BB, Almeida MQ, Brondani VB, Bittar CM, Soares EWS, Mathias C, Ramos CRN, Machado M, Zhou W, Jones K, Vogt A, Klincha PP, Santiago KM, Komechen H, Paraizo MM, Parise IZS, Hamilton KV, Wang J, Rampersaud E, Clay MR, Murphy AJ, Lalli E, Nichols KE, Ribeiro RC, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Korbonits M, Zhang J, Thomas MG, Connelly JP, Pruett-Miller S, Diekmann Y, Neale G, Wu G, Zambetti GP. XAF1 as a modifier of p53 function and cancer susceptibility. Sci Adv. 2020 Jun;6(26):eaba3231. PubMed PMID: 32637605
  • Eissa SS, Clay MR, Santiago T, Wu G, Wang L, Shulkin BL, Picarsic J, Nichols KE, Campbell PK. Dasatinib induces a dramatic response in a child with refractory juvenile xanthogranuloma with a novel MRC1-PDGFRB fusion. Blood Adv. 2020 Jul 14;4(13):2991-2995. PubMed PMID: 32609843
  • Slyper M, Porter CBM, Ashenberg O, Waldman J, Drokhlyansky E, Wakiro I, Smillie C, Smith-Rosario G, Wu J, Dionne D, Vigneau S, Jané-Valbuena J, Tickle TL, Napolitano S, Su MJ, Patel AG, Karlstrom A, Gritsch S, Nomura M, Waghray A, Gohil SH, Tsankov AM, Jerby-Arnon L, Cohen O, Klughammer J, Rosen Y, Gould J, Nguyen L, Hofree M, Tramontozzi PJ, Li B, Wu CJ, Izar B, Haq R, Hodi FS, Yoon CH, Hata AN, Baker SJ, Suvà ML, Bueno R, Stover EH, Clay MR, Dyer MA, Collins NB, Matulonis UA, Wagle N, Johnson BE, Rotem A, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Regev A. Author Correction: A single-cell and single-nucleus RNA-Seq toolbox for fresh and frozen human tumors. Nat Med. 2020 Aug;26(8):1307. PubMed PMID: 32587393
  • Malik F, Wang L, Yu Z, Edelman MC, Miles L, Clay MR, Hedges D, Brennan RC, Nichols KE, Beth McCarville M, Bahrami A. Benign infiltrative myofibroblastic neoplasms of childhood with USP6 gene rearrangement. Histopathology. 2020 Nov;77(5):760-768. PubMed PMID: 32583473
  • Malik F, Santiago T, Newman S, McCarville B, Pappo AS, Clay MR. An addition to the evolving spectrum of lipofibromatosis and lipofibromatosis-like neural tumor: Molecular findings in an unusual phenotype aid in accurate classification. Pathol Res Pract. 2020 Jun;216(6):152942. PubMed PMID: 32299759
  • Zeineldin M, Federico S, Chen X, Fan Y, Xu B, Stewart E, Zhou X, Jeon J, Griffiths L, Nguyen R, Norrie J, Easton J, Mulder H, Yergeau D, Liu Y, Wu J, Van Ryn C, Naranjo A, Hogarty MD, Kaminski MM, Valentine M, Pruett-Miller SM, Pappo A, Zhang J, Clay MR, Bahrami A, Vogel P, Lee S, Shelat A, Sarthy JF, Meers MP, George RE, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Henikoff S, Downing JR, Dyer MA. MYCN amplification and ATRX mutations are incompatible in neuroblastoma. Nat Commun. 2020 Feb 14;11(1):913. PubMed PMID: 32060267
  • Hoppmann A, Williams AP, Coleman A, Tynes C, Williams GR, Mroczek-Musulman E, Aye J, Whelan KF, Clay MR, Ranganathan S, Beierle EA. Partial response to carboplatin, etoposide phosphate, and atezolizumab in a pediatric patient with high-grade metastatic tumor with rhabdoid and focal neuroendocrine features. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 Feb;67(2):e28048. PubMed PMID: 31724272
  • Orr BA, Clay MR, Pinto EM, Kesserwan C. An update on the central nervous system manifestations of Li-Fraumeni syndrome. Acta Neuropathol. 2020 Apr;139(4):669-687. PubMed PMID: 31468188
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