Division of Experimental Pathology

The Division of Experimental Pathology is composed of basic and translational investigators that focus on investigating the cellular and molecular underpinnings of an eclectic group of diseases and invested in training and education of the next generation of scientists in the discipline of Experimental Pathology. Thus, the mission of the Division of Experimental Pathology is to improve human health by better understanding of the cellular and molecular processes through applied research in disease etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment, while training future investigators in the field of Experimental Pathology. Overall, the members of the Division of Experimental Pathology are well-respected and well-recognized leaders, educators and scientists in the discipline of Experimental Pathology.


Using innovative models, timely technologies and novel approaches, the division members study various complex cellular processes that contribute to disease pathogenesis including but not limited to cell injury, cell death, inflammation, metaplasia, degeneration and neoplasia. Alongside pathology, it is pertinent to address cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern healthy state of tissue and homeostasis. As a result, several division members are engaged in research on development, organogenesis, stem cell biology, regeneration and repair, with implications in tissue engineering, novel therapeutics and transplantation. Members of the division are funded for their research by National Institutes of Health and sponsored research agreements with biotech. In fact, the Division of Experimental Pathology constitutes predominant research funding of the entire department. Several members are well recognized leaders in their field nationally and internationally, and highly sought for leading national and international initiatives, conferences, journals and national societies. The Division members consistently publish high quality original and fundamental research, which yields significant, relevant and many a times paradigm-shifting information.


The members of the Division of Experimental Pathology are also highly engaged in training and education. Several faculty are leaders or members of the Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) graduate program within the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate program at the School of Medicine. They direct graduate programs, training programs, or are course directors for a number of highly relevant graduate courses that are essential for successful training of the next-generation of investigators in the field of Experimental Pathology. And, in the role as faculty of the graduate program, these investigators host CMP graduate students in their laboratories for dissertation research.

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The division members participate in many service activities both institutionally and nationally. These include service on various committees and leadership panels of various national societies, editorial boards and editors of peer-reviewed journals, and study sections involved in peer grant review processes. Additionally, many members serve as consultants or on advisory boards of various programs at other institutions, pharma and biotech.