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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

Latest news

Blake essay recognized by Lasker Foundation (Links to an external site)

Blake essay recognized by Lasker Foundation
Kevin Blake, PhD, scientific editor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology’s Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been honored for an essay he wrote titled “Missing Microbiomes: Global Underrepresentation Restricts Who Research Will Benefit.” The piece calls for scientists to increase representation of understudied populations […]

2024 Univants Team of Distinction

2024 Univants Team of Distinction
The Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine is proud to announce that Vahid Azimi, MD and Stephen Roper, PhD were part of a multidisciplinary team that was recently named a Univants of Healthcare Excellence Team of Distinction by Abbott.  The team sought to reduce the barrier in prenatal care for black […]

Kathleen Byrnes, MD, FASCPCM named 40 Under Forty honoree by ASCP

Kathleen Byrnes, MD, FASCPCM named 40 Under Forty honoree by ASCP
Kathleen Byrnes, MD, FASCPCM, Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology, has been named a 40 Under Forty honoree by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). ASCP’s program “recognizes members under the age of 40 for their achievements and leadership qualities that are making an impact on pathology and laboratory medicine.” Kathleen Byrnes, MD, […]