Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine



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The flourishing research in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine encompasses dynamic clinical, laboratory-based, and translational programs aimed at delving into the biophysical aspects of diseases. Led by Robert Doms, MD, PhD, pathologist-in-chief and T. Hewson Bache endowed chair of Pediatrics, the Department's interdisciplinary and collaborative approach solidifies its position as a renowned leader in pediatric research.

Clinical research initiatives extend across all division specialties, which include Anatomic Pathology, Hematopathology and Immunology, Laboratory Medicine, Genomic Diagnostics, and Informatics. Laboratory-based research in the Department falls under the Division of Experimental Pathology, and involves specialized programs and initiatives in cancer pathobiology, protective immunity, transplantation immunology, and cell pathology.

Collectively, during the past academic year, members of the programs in the Department:

  • held 90 active grants totaling more than $20 million (annual direct costs)
  • submitted 75 new grant applications
  • authored 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • delivered 210 presentations as visiting professors or invited speakers at national and international conferences

In addition, faculty members in the Department are highly active and engaged in cross-sectional and divisional mentorship, training, and educational opportunities, as well as membership in professional organizations and participation in key NIH study sections.