Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pathology

Areas of Research

Areas of Pathology Research

Our department has a robust and varied research enterprise. Members of the Department of Pathology are defining the cellular and molecular basis of disease towards the development of new and improved strategies to diagnose and treat inherited, acquired and infectious disorders.  At the cellular level of organization, investigations span from the nuclear machinery responsible for gene transcription to the adhesive interface between neighboring cells in tissues and between cells and their environment.  Investigators use physiologically relevant in vitro cellular, organotypic, animal and human models for the study of cancer and other disorders of the liver, kidney, GI, skin, breast, prostate, cardiovascular and nervous systems.  A growing area of research focuses on inflammatory processes and the role of immune cells in homeostasis and the development and progression of disease.

Learn more about the work being done in our labs via the descriptions below.