The divisions in the Department of Pathology & Immunology study the pathogenesis and the biochemical and anatomical basis of disease. The four divisions are:
- Anatomic and Molecular Pathology (AMP): Although examination of tissue by light microscopy continues to be the fundamental diagnostic technique in anatomic pathology, the Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology uses several other laboratory diagnostic methodologies, including Immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, flow cytometry and molecular genetic testing.
- Immunobiology: With its 14 basic science laboratories, including 4 led by members of the National Academy of Sciences and one Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, the Division of Immunobiology is internationally recognized for its key discoveries in immunology.
- Laboratory and Genomic Medicine (LGM): Home to 17 basic and clinical research laboratories, the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine is at the forefront of test development and application, particularly in the fields of genomics, epigenomics, and proteomics.
- Neuropathology: By integrating modern techniques and insights gleaned from new developments in basic molecular neuroscience research, the Division of Neuropathology is committed to the advancement of the clinical practice of diagnostic neuropathology.
The divisions have faculty involved in teaching, clinical service and research. Prominent areas of research include:
- Experimental diabetes
- Bone pathophysiology
- Gastrointestinal pathology
- Vascular pathology