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Providing outstanding training opportunities

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.

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.

Mentors who are leaders in their field

Carey-Ann Burnham, PhD

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

Jeffrey Gordon, MD

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

Erika Crouch, MD, PhD

Professor, Pathology & Immunology

Gautam Dantas, PhD

Conan Professor of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, Professor, Pathology & Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Microbiology, Pediatrics

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Faculty Inventors Honored

Faculty Inventors Honored
The Office of Technology Management recently hosted the seventh annual Celebration of Inventors, an event to honor and recognize Washington University inventors, researchers and faculty entrepreneurs. Honorees included 2023 United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awardees; National Academy of Inventors Fellows and Senior Members; and the recipient of the 2024 Chancellor’s Award for Innovation […]

Gut bacteria boost immune response to fight tumors

Gut bacteria boost immune response to fight tumors
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a strain of gut bacteria can boost immune responses and enhance cancer immunotherapy to fight sarcoma tumors in mice. This paper also demonstrates the power of collaboration from leaders in the fields of immunology, cancer immune therapy, and gut microbiome.

Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s disease shows promise in mouse study

Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s disease shows promise in mouse study
Alzheimer’s disease starts with a sticky protein called amyloid beta that builds up into plaques in the brain, setting off a chain of events that results in brain atrophy and cognitive decline. The new generation of Alzheimer’s drugs — the first proven to change the course of the disease — work by tagging amyloid for […]