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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pathology


The Department of Pathology is deeply invested in scientific efforts to improve treatments in our field. Learn more about our department’s investigations below.

Areas of Research

Members of the Department of Pathology are defining the cellular and molecular basis of disease toward the development of new and improved strategies to diagnose and treat, inherited, acquired and infectious disorders. Learn more about the work being done in our labs via the descriptions below.

Affilated Research Centers and Institutes

The faculty members of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology are engaged in research within the department and throughout Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University. Our work throughout the community, including director appointments, illustrate the importance we put on scientific collaboration.

Core facilities provide cost-efficient access of state-of-the-art equipment, the most current technologies and expert technical advice to individual scientists.

Learn more about our affiliated cores

Recent Publications

Molecular profile of Hürthle cell carcinomas: recurrent mutations in the Wnt/β-catenin pathway.

Santana NO, Lerario AM, Schmerling CK, Marui S, Alves VAF, Hoff AO, Kopp P, Danilovic DLS.

Eur J Endocrinol. 2020 Dec;183(6):647-656. doi: 10.1530/EJE-20-0597.

Oropharyngeal carcinoma: A single institution study of 338 primaries with special reference to high-risk human papillomavirus-mediated carcinoma with aggressive behavior.

Alexiev BA, Obeidin F, Johnson DN, Finkelman BS, Prince R, Somani SN, Cheng E, Samant S.

Pathol Res Pract. 2020 Oct 9;216(12):153243. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2020.153243. Online ahead of print.

International guidelines for the flow cytometric evaluation of peripheral blood for suspected Sézary syndrome or mycosis fungoides: Assay development/optimization, validation, and ongoing quality monitors.

Illingworth A, Johansson U, Huang S, Horna P, Wang SA, Almeida J, Wolniak KL, Psarra K, Torres R, Craig FE.

Cytometry B Clin Cytom. 2020 Oct 28. doi: 10.1002/cyto.b.21963. Online ahead of print.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Reporting histologic findings in clinical practice.

Brunt EM, et al.

Hepatology. 2020 Oct 27. doi: 10.1002/hep.31599. Online ahead of print.

Reversing Historical Trends.

Samedi V, Ellis CL, Jackson NR, Reynolds JP, Upton MP.

Am J Clin Pathol. 2020 Oct 27:aqaa192. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/aqaa192. Online ahead of print.

Risk stratification of hospitalized COVID-19 patients through comparative studies of laboratory results with influenza.

Mei Y, Weinberg SE, Zhao L, Frink A, Qi C, Behdad A, Ji P.

EClinicalMedicine. 2020 Jul 31;26:100475. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100475. eCollection 2020 Sep.

Therapy-related B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults has unique genetic profile with frequent loss of TP53 and inferior outcome.

Barnea Slonim L, et al.

Leukemia. 2020 Oct 21. doi: 10.1038/s41375-020-01061-9. Online ahead of print.

Prospective Phase II Trials Validate the Effect of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy on Pattern of Recurrence in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.

Chawla A, et al.

Ann Surg. 2020 Oct 19. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004585. Online ahead of print.

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