Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital & St. Louis Children’s Hospital Address COVID-19

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Washington University in St. Louis is closely tracking the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Department of Pathology & Immunology, in response to the growing outbreak, has put together a list of frequently asked questions regarding testing which can be found by clicking the button below. This is a living document and is updated as needed.

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Providing outstanding training opportunities

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Supportive culture

Our dedicated faculty and staff provide unparalleled mentorship, support and guidance to our graduates, who have incredibly high job placement rates.  

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In-depth experience

With such a diverse patient population and broad range of clinical expertise, our graduates are well prepared to work in any field they choose.

Groundbreaking research

From basic science to clinical studies, our trainees have access to and are encouraged to purse a broad range of research interests to provide a strong foundation.

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Leading the way in diagnostic lab services

The Department of Pathology & Immunology provides consultation for clinical caregivers and supervising laboratories to ensure more accurate diagnoses that allow for the most effective treatment delivery.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our core facilities are full-service centers that provide the most advanced technology to support basic and translational research, as well as diagnostic activities at the School of Medicine and beyond. We strive to provide physicians with the best and most accurate information, while keeping turnaround times low.

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Mentors who are leaders in their field

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Carey-Ann Burnham, PhD

Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Molecular Microbiology, Pediatrics and Medicine

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Jeffrey Gordon, MD

Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor,
Professor, Pathology & Immunology

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Erika Crouch, MD, PhD

Professor, Pathology & Immunology

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Gautam Dantas, PhD

Professor, Pathology & Immunology

Latest news

Brian Edelson, MD, PhD Recognized for Contributions in Education

Brian Edelson, MD, PhD Recognized for Contributions in Education
Brian Edelson, MD, PhD was recently inducted into the Washington University School of Medicine Academy of Educators. The ceremony was held on September 24 to coincide with Education Day sponsored by the School of Medicine. Edelson was acknowledged for his important and varied contributions to our ongoing educational programs, and roles in building the new Gateway Curriculum.  To be selected […]

Antibodies protect against wide range of influenza B virus strains

Antibodies protect against wide range of influenza B virus strains
Researchers have identified two antibodies that protect mice against lethal infections of influenza B virus, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Together with an antibody that targets the other major kind of influenza viruses that infect people — influenza A — these […]

Immune system affects mind and body, study indicates

Immune system affects mind and body, study indicates
New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps illuminate a surprising mind-body connection. In mice, the researchers found that immune cells surrounding the brain produce a molecule that is then absorbed by neurons in the brain, where it appears to be necessary for normal behavior.

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