Stephen F Austin State Uni (1997), Biology
Graduate School
Stephen F Austin State Uni (1999), Biochemistry
Medical School
Univ of Tx Health Science Ctr (2004), Medicine

Research Interest

  • GI pathology, molecular diagnostics


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Frequent occurrence of gastritis and duodenitis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Sonnenberg A, Melton SD, Genta RM Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2011 Jan 17 1 39-44
Gastric cardiac polyps: a clinicopathologic study of 330 cases.
Melton SD, Genta RM Am. J. Surg. Pathol. 2010 Dec 34 12 1792-7
Biomarkers and molecular diagnosis of gastrointestinal and pancreatic neoplasms.
Melton SD, Genta RM, Souza RF Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2010 Nov 7 11 620-8
Acid and bile salt-induced CDX2 expression differs in esophageal squamous cells from patients with and without Barrett's esophagus.
Huo X, Zhang HY, Zhang XI, Lynch JP, Strauch ED, Wang JY, Melton SD, Genta RM, Wang DH, Spechler SJ, Souza RF Gastroenterology 2010 Jul 139 1 194-203.e1
Malignant transformation of non-neoplastic Barrett's epithelial cells through well-defined genetic manipulations.
Zhang X, Yu C, Wilson K, Zhang HY, Melton SD, Huo X, Wang DH, Genta RM, Spechler SJ, Souza RF PLoS ONE 2010 5 9

Honors & Awards

  • McGovern (UT Houston) Medical School Alumni Association
    President (2016)
  • Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD) Program Graduate
    The LEAD Program is designed for junior faculty who aspire to develop their leadership skills. Curriculum includes modules in self-discovery, communication, influence, negotiation, difficult conversations, inspiring trust, and embracing diversity. (2014)
  • North Texas Society of Pathology
    President (2013)
  • ACG Presidential Poster Award
    American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, TX. (2010)
  • First Place, Poster Competition
    25th Annual John R. Rainey, MD, Residents'/Fellows' Seminar. 89th Annual Meeting for the Texas Society of Pathologists, Galveston, TX (2010)
  • GIPS Abstract Award
    Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, 99th Annual Meeting for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Washington, DC. (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Association for Molecular Pathology: Nominating Committee - Solid Tumor Subdivision Representative (2017-2019)
  • VA North Texas Health Care System (2010)
  • Association for Molecular Pathology: Professional Relations Committee (2008-2018)