My research interests involve areas directly relevant to the clinical practice of pediatric and perinatal pathology. I am particularly interested in the development of novel diagnostic and prognostic markers to improve management of common diseases in infants and children.


Is MYCN Overexpression Associated With Poor Outcome in MYCN Non-Amplified Neuroblastomas?
Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Alicia Andrews and Jefferson Terry
DOI: 10.1177/10935266231222321

Spatial Localization of Eubacterial 16S rRNA in Early Pregnancy Placenta and Decidua
Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Cornelia Thoeni and Jefferson Terry
DOI: 10.1177/10935266231217629

Aberrant colon metabolome and the sudden infant death syndrome
Pediatric Research
Jefferson Terry and Roger A. Dyer
DOI: 10.1038/s41390-023-02847-0

Placenta and Pregnancy-Related Diseases
Erica Schollenberg and Anna F. Lee and Jefferson Terry
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-19-7696-4_15-1

Kisspeptin and kisspeptin receptor immunoreactivity in euploid and aneuploid choriodecidual tissues of recurrent pregnancy losses
F&S Science
Amr O. Abdelkareem and Sahar M. Gebril and Faten F. AbdelHafez and Jefferson Terry and Mohamed A. Bedaiwy
DOI: 10.1016/j.xfss.2022.10.002

Patterns of Interferon ¿ Expression and C4d Deposition in Chronic Intervillositis of Unknown Etiology
Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Jefferson Terry
DOI: 10.1177/10935266221144083

Assessment of the Human Placental Microbiome in Early Pregnancy
Vassilena Sharlandjieva and Alexander G. Beristain and Jefferson Terry
DOI: 10.1101/2022.07.04.498741

A Canadian national survey: Perspectives on routine pathological examination of hernia sacs after inguinal hernia and hydrocele repair among pediatric urologists, surgeons, and pathologists
Journal of Pediatric Urology
Min Joon Lee and Jin K. Kim and Gagan Fervaha and Michael E. Chua and Mary E. Brindle and Jefferson Terry and Martin A. Koyle
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2022.03.005

Placental interferon signaling is involved in chronic intervillositis of unknown etiology
Jefferson Terry and Mohamed A. Bedaiwy
DOI: 10.1016/j.placenta.2022.05.006

Placental Expression of the Forelimb Patterning Transcription Factor MEIS2 in Trisomy 15
Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
Jennifer Pors and Tom Philipp and Jefferson Terry
DOI: 10.1080/15513815.2020.1732509

Quantifying Proximal Collecting Tubule Deficiency in Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor and Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker Fetopathy
Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Jessica Saunders and Allison Marie Callejas Salgado and Joseph Y Ting and Cherry Mammen and Jefferson Terry and Jonathan W Bush
DOI: 10.1177/10935266211018922

Prenatal Autoimmune Disease, Multisystem, Infantile Onset-like Phenotype and Proximal Renal Tubular Dysplasia Associated With STAT3 Mutation
Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Jefferson Terry and Sylvie Langlois and Rosemarie Rupps and Harinder Gill
DOI: 10.1177/1093526619890734

Reproducibility of Grading in Chronic Intervillositis of Unknown Etiology
Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Deidre Ongaro and Jefferson Terry
DOI: 10.1177/1093526619882522

Altered levels of placental miR-338-3p and miR-518b are associated with acute chorioamnionitis and IL6 genotype
Chaini Konwar and Irina Manokhina and Jefferson Terry and Amy M. Inkster and Wendy P. Robinson
DOI: 10.1016/j.placenta.2019.05.009

Measles Lymphadenopathy in a Child With PFAPA Syndrome
Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Jefferson Terry and Kelly Brown and Joanne Hiebert and Ghada N Al-Rawahi and J Paul Moxham and Mel Krajden and Agatha N Jassem and Lori Tucker
DOI: 10.1177/1093526617727970

The importance of considering monogenic causes of autoimmunity: A somatic mutation in KRAS causing pediatric Rosai-Dorfman syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus
Clinical Immunology
Robert J. Ragotte and Anita Dhanrajani and Julian Pleydell-Pearce and Kate L. Del Bel and Maja Tarailo-Graovac and Clara van Karnebeek and Jefferson Terry and Christof Senger and Margaret L. McKinnon and Michael Seear and Julie S. Prendiville and Lori B. Tucker and Kristin Houghton and David A. Cabral and Jaime Guzman and Ross E. Petty and Kelly L. Brown and Jenny Tekano and John Wu and Kimberly A. Morishita and Stuart E. Turvey
DOI: 10.1016/j.clim.2016.12.006

Shear wave absolute vibro-elastography of the placenta
Jeffrey Abeysekera and Manyou Ma and Mehran Pesteie and Jefferson Terry and Denise Pugash and Jennifer Hutcheon and Chantal Mayer and Septimiu Salcudean and Lutz Lampe and Robert Rohling
DOI: 10.1016/j.placenta.2016.06.081

Overlap chronic placental inflammation is associated with a unique gene expression pattern
Raman, K. and Wang, H. and Troncone, M.J. and Khan, W.I. and Pare, G. and Terry, J.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133738

Microsatellite Genotyping to Distinguish Somatic ß-HCG Secreting Carcinoma from Epithelioid Trophoblastic Tumor.
Brett MA and Sur M and Daya D and Terry J and Lytwyn A
DOI: 10.1155/2015/971970
PubMed: 25960907

Disruption of IKAROS activity in primitive chronic-phase CML cells mimics myeloid disease progression
Beer, P.A. and Knapp, D.J.H.F. and Miller, P.H. and Kannan, N. and Sloma, I. and Heel, K. and Babovic, S. and Bulaeva, E. and Rabu, G. and Terry, J. and Druker, B.J. and Loriaux, M.M. and Loeb, K.R. and Radich, J.P. and Erber, W.N. and Eaves, C.J.
DOI: 10.1182/blood-2014-06-581173

Renal cell carcinoma with Xp 11.2 translocation as a second tumor in a long-term survivor of advanced neuroblastoma
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Al-Mashaikhi, N. and Yang, J. and Terry, J. and Barr, R.
DOI: 10.3109/08880018.2014.979457

Vaginal Yolk Sac Tumor in an Infant: A Case Report and Literature Review of the Last 30 Years
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Bhatt, M.D. and Braga, L.H. and Stein, N. and Terry, J. and Portwine, C.
DOI: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000000325

Fetal autopsy findings of cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome with a unique BRAF mutation
Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Terry, J. and Rauen, K.A. and Nowaczyk, M.J.M.
DOI: 10.2350/13-08-1365-CR.1

Frozen section of placental membranes and umbilical cord: An aid to early postpartum diagnosis of intra-amniotic infection
American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Mahe, E. and Hamid, J. and Terry, J. and Jansen, J.W. and Bourgeois, J. and Arredondo-Marin, J.

BRAF V600E-Positive Multisite Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in a Preterm Neonate.
Bates SV and Lakshmanan A and Green AL and Terry J and Badalian-Very G and Rollins BJ and Fleck P and Aslam M and Degar BA
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1338168
PubMed: 24147236

Congenital langerhans cell histiocytosis with placental involvement
Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Terry, J. and Pluchinotta, F.R. and Sanders, S.P. and Vergilio, J.-A. and Hyde, S.R. and Boyd, T.K.
DOI: 10.2350/12-11-1277-CR.1

Prenatal and pathologic features of aorto-left ventricular tunnel causing fetal hydrops and intrauterine demise
Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Terry, J. and Tapas, M. and Nowaczyk, M.J.M.
DOI: 10.2350/12-10-1264-CR.1

Skin lesions and lung cysts in a neonate
Journal of Pediatrics
Forester, C.M. and Terry, J. and Lee, E.Y. and Simoneau, T. and Haver, K.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.01.048

Immunohistochemical expression of CRX in extracranial malignant small round cell tumors
American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Terry, J. and Calicchio, M.L. and Rodriguez-Galindo, C. and Perez-Atayde, A.R.
DOI: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e3182601d84

Immunohistochemical expression of neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptors 1 and 2 in lung carcinoma: Potential discriminators between squamous and nonsquamous subtypes
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Terry, J. and De Luca, A. and Leung, S. and Peacock, G. and Wang, Y. and Elliot, M. and Huntsman, D.

Expression of CD133 in synovial sarcoma
Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology
Terry, J. and Nielsen, T.
DOI: 10.1097/PAI.0b013e3181b77451

Canadian external quality assurance program for breast cancer biomarkers
Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology
Terry, J. and Torlakovic, E. and Trotter, M. and Garratt, J. and Barnes, P. and Gown, A. and Pettigrew, N. and Gilks, C.B.
DOI: 10.1097/PAI.0b013e3181e2de01

Evolution of an adenocarcinoma in response to selection by targeted kinase inhibitors
Genome Biology
Jones, S.J.M. and Laskin, J. and Li, Y.Y. and Griffith, O.L. and An, J. and Bilenky, M. and Butterfield, Y.S. and Cezard, T. and Chuah, E. and Corbett, R. and Fejes, A. and Griffith, M. and Yee, J. and Martin, M. and Mayo, M. and Melnyk, N. and Morin, R.D. and Pugh, T.J. and Severson, T. and Shah, S.P. and Sutcliffe, M. and Tam, A. and Terry, J. and Thiessen, N. and Thomson, T. and Varhol, R. and Zeng, T. and Zhao, Y. and Moore, R.A. and Huntsman, D.G. and Birol, I. and Hirst, M. and Holt, R.A. and Marra, M.A.
DOI: 10.1186/gb-2010-11-8-r82

Optimal immunohistochemical markers for distinguishing lung adenocarcinomas from squamous cell carcinomas in small tumor samples
American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Terry, J. and Leung, S. and Laskin, J. and Leslie, K.O. and Gown, A.M. and Ionescu, D.N.
DOI: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e3181f7dae3

Implementation of a Canadian external quality assurance program for breast cancer biomarkers: An initiative of Canadian Quality Control in Immunohistochemistry (cIQc) and Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP) national standards committee/immunohistochemistry
Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology
Terry, J. and Torlakovic, E.E. and Garratt, J. and Miller, D. and Köbel, M. and Cooper, J. and Bahzad, S. and Pilavdzic, D. and O'Malley, F. and O'Brien, A.E. and SenGupta, S. and Alport, E. and Têtu, B. and Knight, B. and Pettigrew, N.M. and Berendt, R. and Wolber, R. and Trotter, M.J. and Riddell, R.H. and Gaboury, L. and Elms, F. and Magliocco, A. and Barnes, P. and Gown, A.M. and Gilks, C.B.
DOI: 10.1097/PAI.0b013e31819adacf

TLE1 as a diagnostic immunohistochemical marker for synovial sarcoma emerging from gene expression profiling studies
American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Terry, J. and Saito, T. and Subramanian, S. and Ruttan, C. and Antonescu, C.R. and Goldblum, J.R. and Downs-Kelly, E. and Corless, C.L. and Rubin, B.P. and Van De Rijn, M. and Ladanyi, M. and Nielsen, T.O.
DOI: 10.1097/01.pas.0000213330.71745.39

Fluorescence in situ hybridization for the detection of t(X;18)(p11.2;q11.2) in a synovial sarcoma tissue microarray using a breakapart-style probe
Diagnostic Molecular Pathology
Terry, J. and Barry, T.S. and Horsman, D.E. and Hsu, F.D. and Gown, A.M. and Huntsman, D.G. and Nielsen, T.O.
DOI: 10.1097/01.pas.0000155021.80213.c9

Hsp90 inhibitor 17-allylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin prevents synovial sarcoma proliferation via apoptosis in in vitro models
Clinical Cancer Research
Terry, J. and Lubieniecka, J.M. and Kwan, W. and Liu, S. and Nielsen, T.O.
DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-05-0398


Current Projects
I am currently working towards identifying biomarkers which could ultimately lead to the development of a test for early diagnosis of amniotic fluid infection syndrome (AFI). AFI involves acute inflammation of placental tissue surrounding the fetus typically and leads to preterm labor with significant risk of adverse health complications and mortality. Early detection may improve outcome.

The role of bacterial triggers in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease is another area of interest and I am presently developing an in situ assay for identification of potential trigger organisms in archival gastrointestinal tissue biopsies.

I am also involved in a collaborative study investigating the application of a novel ultrasonography technique to improve intrauterine detection of placental lesions.


2015, Clinical and Translational Research Seed Grant, Child and Family Research Centre

2015, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Microgrant, BC Children's and Women's Hospital

2015, Young Investigator Research Grant, Society for Pediatric Pathology

Honours & Awards

2009, Annual Research Symposium, 1st Place, UBC Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine

2011, Lotte Strauss Prize, Society for Pediatric Pathology

2009, Trainee Research Award, Pulmanry Pathology Pathology Society

Research Group Members

Michelle Dittrick, Clinical Research Program Manager