The Department of Pathology & Immunology provides numerous opportunities for postdoctoral research. Important areas of emphasis include immunobiology, cell biology, microbial pathogenesis and the pathobiology of diabetes.

Postdoctoral fellows apply directly to the head of the laboratory responsible. Postdoctoral fellows are supervised by the laboratory director, but are welcome to participate in a wide range of conferences and other academic activities offered by the department.

Funding Opportunities
  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)
  • Burroughs Wellcome Funding Opportunities
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital CDI fellowship
  • DBBS site-National Competitive Fellowships
  • DBBS site-WU Internal Fellowships
  • Jack H. Ladenson Fellow in Experimental Clinical Pathology: The Jack H. Ladenson Fellows in Experimental Clinical Pathology was established by the Department of Pathology & Immunology in honor of Jack H. Ladenson, PhD, who has made numerous important contributions to clinical pathology, the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine and the Department of Pathology & Immunology over the 37 years that he has been a faculty member in the department. Dr. Ladenson’s research has focused on the development of clinical tests for the diagnosis of common cardiovascular diseases including myocardial infarction, and his work has lead to the development of several tests commonly used to diagnose heart attacks around the world. The Jack H. Ladenson Fellows in Experimental Clinical Pathology will be awarded to residents or fellows in their final years of training that, in the view of the faculty, show exceptional promise for careers in academic clinical pathology. The support for fellows will be structured to best help them achieve their research goals and establish the foundation for their independent careers in the final years of their fellowship training. For more information, please contact Justavian Tillman,, or 314-273-6464.
Resources for Postdoctoral Researchers
Former Postdocs
NameFormer LabYearsCurrent Position
Nicholas GriffinGordon Lab2010-2020Sr. Microbiome Scientist, Nestle Purina North America
Matthew GubinSchreiber Lab2012-2017Assistant Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jeffrey WardSchreiber Lab2012-2018Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
Elise AlspachSchreiber Lab2014-2020Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University
Ashley WolfGordon Lab2014-2020Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, School of Public Health, Center for Computational Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Michael PatnodeGordon Lab2014-2020Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
Danielle LussierSchreiber Lab2015-2018Medical Science Liaison, Johnson & Johnson
Carrie CowardinGordon Lab2016-2020Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Blanda Di LucciaGordon Lab2017-2021Basic Life Research Scientist, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University
Arjun RamanGordon Lab2018-2020Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Chicago