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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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Neurons help flush waste out of brain during sleep (Links to an external site)

Neurons help flush waste out of brain during sleep
There lies a paradox in sleep. Its apparent tranquility juxtaposes with the brain’s bustling activity. The night is still, but the brain is far from dormant. During sleep, brain cells produce bursts of electrical pulses that cumulate into rhythmic waves – a sign of heightened brain cell function. But why is the brain active when we […]

Medicare approves genetic test for solid tumors (Links to an external site)

Medicare approves genetic test for solid tumors
A genetic test that identifies cancer mutations in solid tumors and that was developed by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has been approved for reimbursement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The test, known as GatewaySeq, identifies mutations that can be targeted with available drugs, helping advance […]

Dr. Jeffrey I. Gordon receives Nemmers Prize (Links to an external site)

Dr. Jeffrey I. Gordon receives Nemmers Prize
Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2024 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science from Northwestern University. Gordon was selected for the prize by a jury of distinguished U.S. scientists for transforming the understanding of human health and how it is shaped by the gut […]