Dr. Rimsza is a full Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Pathology at the University of Arizona. For the last 11 years, she has served as the director of the Arizona Lymphoma Repository, which acquires, characterizes, preserves, and distributes benign and malignant lymphoid for expert Pathology review and translational research projects. The samples include snap-frozen tissue, serum and paraffin-embedded tissues. In addition to the sample bank, her laboratory has complete histology, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, tissue culture, and molecular capabilities. The lab has served as a tissue bank and/or pathology core for the AIDS Cancer Specimen Resource network, Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), a Lymphoma SPORE grant, the international consortium known as the Lymphoma & Leukemia Molecular Profiling Project, as well as numerous other projects and collaborations.
Dr. Rimsza has served as an expert Hematopathologist for the SWOG clinical trials, the LLMPP, and most recently the TCGA project. Her overall research focus is to develop new molecular methods including gene expression profiling for lymphoma diagnosis and prognosis. She has broad experience in investigating prognostic biomarkers in lymphoma and, in particular, mechanisms of lost tumor immunosurveillance in aggressive B cell lymphomas.
- M.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1992
- B.S. in Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1985