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

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)

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)

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 […]

Schreiber honored for cancer immunotherapy research (Links to an external site)

Robert D. Schreiber, the Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Distinguished Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the 2023 Richard V. Smalley Memorial Award from the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer. He joins three other scientists recognized by the society this year for outstanding contributions to the field of […]

P&I and BJH Frozen Section Project Wins 2022 QUEST Award

An innovative project from the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital (BJH) won a 2022 QUEST (Quality, Excellence and Safety Team) Award, an accolade that recognizes contributions made to improve organization performance and quality of care through the use of process and outcome measures. The WashU […]

Thibodeaux selected as Associate Scientific Member of BEST Collaborative

Suzanne R. Thibodeaux, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine, was selected as Associate Scientific Member of the BEST Collaborative. The BEST (Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion) Collaborative is an international collaborative of blood providers, industry and academic experts who undertake studies, publish guidance and recommend procedures, to improve the […]

Gordon honored by National Academy of Medicine (Links to an external site)

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor and director of the Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will be the inaugural recipient of the David and Beatrix Hamburg Award for Advances in Biomedical Research and Clinical Medicine, a […]

Corbo Lab has paper published in Current Biology

The Corbo Lab recently had a paper published in Current Biology, “A mechanism for red coloration in vertebrates.” In the paper, researchers define the enzymatic mechanism through which vertebrates make red color by studying the photoreceptors of chickens. This mechanism plays a fundamental role in animal coloration and color vision, said Joe Corbo, MD, PhD, […]

Brestoff Lab has paper published in Cell Metabolism

The Brestoff Lab had a paper published in Cell Metabolism. The paper, “Dietary lipids inhibit mitochondria transfer to macrophages to divert adipocyte-derived mitochondria into the blood,” summarizes three key findings: Adipocytes transfer their mitochondria to tissue-specific networks of cells in white, beige and brown fat, with macrophages being the dominant recipient cells in each tissue. […]

P&I Residency Program named among best in nation

We are thrilled to announce our residency program has been named among the best in the nation. According to a new ranking published by professional medical network Doximity, the Pathology & Immunology Residency Program at Washington University School of Medicine ranks number one in size, number six in research output, and number eleven in overall […]

P&I faculty awarded $15M from NIH for Alzheimer’s research

Three faculty members in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine were recently awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant to research the aging brain. The group, which comprises Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, BJC Investigator, Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Immunology; Gwen Randolph, PhD, Emil R. […]