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Providing outstanding training opportunities

Pathology trainees and doctors in a research lab

Supportive culture

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

Female researcher in lab

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.

Carey Ann Burnham instructing trainees

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

Professor, Pathology & Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Microbiology, and Pediatrics

Latest news

Rejuvenated immune cells can improve clearance of toxic waste from brain (Links to an external site)

Rejuvenated immune cells can improve clearance of toxic waste from brain
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and many other neurodegenerative diseases are marked by damaging clusters of proteins in the brain. Scientists have expended enormous effort searching for ways to treat such conditions by clearing these toxic clusters but have had limited success. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found an innovative way […]

Grajales-Reyes receives Early Independence Award from NIH (Links to an external site)

Grajales-Reyes receives Early Independence Award from NIH
Gary Grajales-Reyes, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pathology & immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received an Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award supports outstanding junior scientists with the intellect, scientific creativity, drive, and maturity to bypass or shorten the traditional postdoctoral training […]

Kipnis elected to National Academy of Medicine (Links to an external site)

Kipnis elected to National Academy of Medicine
Four faculty members at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences. They are Opeolu M. Adeoye, MD; Farshid Guilak, PhD; David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD; and Jonathan Kipnis, PhD. Membership in the academy is considered one of the […]