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

Faculty Member Featured in College of American Pathologists

Faculty Member Featured in College of American Pathologists
Melanie Yarbrough, PhD, was recently featured in CAP Today. The article focuses on Dr. Yarbrough’s work implementing a urine reflex algorithm to help increase the odds for success in reducing the number of urine cultures.  

Lethal brain infections in mice thwarted by decoy molecule

Lethal brain infections in mice thwarted by decoy molecule
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a molecule that protects mice from brain infections caused by Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV), a mosquito-borne virus notorious for causing fast-spreading, deadly outbreaks in Mexico, Central America and northern South America. As the climate changes, the virus is likely to expand its […]

Study: Respiratory failure in COVID-19 usually not driven by cytokine storm

Study: Respiratory failure in COVID-19 usually not driven by cytokine storm
The turning point for people with COVID-19 typically comes in the second week of symptoms. As most people begin to recover, a few others find it increasingly difficult to breathe and wind up in the hospital. It has been theorized that those whose lungs begin to fail are victims of their own overactive immune systems.

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