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.

Research Cores

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

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Recent Publications

High intratumoral plasma cells content in primary prostate cancer defines a subset of tumors with potential susceptibility to immune-based treatments.

Weiner AB, Yu CY, Kini M, Liu Y, Davicioni E, Mitrofanova A, Lotan TL, Schaeffer EM.

Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2022 May 14. doi: 10.1038/s41391-022-00547-0. Online ahead of print.

MYC drives aggressive prostate cancer by disrupting transcriptional pause release at androgen receptor targets.

Qiu X, Boufaied N, Hallal T, Feit A, de Polo A, Luoma AM, Alahmadi W, Larocque J, Zadra G, Xie Y, Gu S, Tang Q, Zhang Y, Syamala S, Seo JH, Bell C, O'Connor E, Liu Y, Schaeffer EM, Jeffrey Karnes R, Weinmann S, Davicioni E, Morrissey C, Cejas P, Ellis L, Loda M, Wucherpfennig KW, Pomerantz MM, Spratt DE, Corey E, Freedman ML, Shirley Liu X, Brown M, Long HW, Labbé DP.

Nat Commun. 2022 May 13;13(1):2559. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-30257-z.

Histologic type predicts disparate outcomes in pediatric hepatocellular neoplasms: A Pediatric Surgical Oncology Research Collaborative study.

Short SS, Kastenberg ZJ, Wei G, Bondoc A, Dasgupta R, Tiao GM, Watters E, Heaton TE, Lotakis D, La Quaglia MP, Murphy AJ, Davidoff AM, Mansfield SA, Langham MR, Lautz TB, Superina RA, Ott KC, Malek MM, Morgan KM, Kim ES, Zamora A, Lascano D, Roach J, Murphy JT, Rothstein DH, Vasudevan SA, Whitlock R, Lal DR, Hallis B, Bütter A, Baertschiger RM, Lapidus-Krol E, Putra J, Tracy ER, Aldrink JH, Apfeld J, Le HD, Park KY, Rich BS, Glick RD, Fialkowski EA, Utria AF, Meyers RL, Riehle KJ.

Cancer. 2022 May 13. doi: 10.1002/cncr.34256. Online ahead of print.

Mechanistic Insights into Macrophages Regulation of Neutrophil Transendothelial Migration in Inflamed Mucosa.

Ren X, Urbanczyk JM, Sumagin R.

FASEB J. 2022 May;36 Suppl 1. doi: 10.1096/fasebj.2022.36.S1.R2090.

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Risk and Histologic Severity are Associated with Genetic Polymorphisms in Children.

Goyal NP, Rosenthal SB, Nasamran C, Behling CA, Angeles JE, Fishbein MH, Harlow KE, Jain AK, Molleston JP, Newton KP, Ugalde-Nicalo P, Xanthankos A, Yates K, Schork NJ, Fisch KM, Schwimmer JB; N. A. S. H. Clinical Research Network.

Hepatology. 2022 May 13. doi: 10.1002/hep.32570. Online ahead of print.

Anti-CD3 mAb Induced Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Formula-Fed Neonatal Mice through a Gut Microbiome Colonization Dependent Mechanism.

Subramanian S, Geng H, Du C, Chou PM, Bu HF, Wang X, De Plaen IG, Tan XD.

FASEB J. 2022 May;36 Suppl 1. doi: 10.1096/fasebj.2022.36.S1.R3886.

VEGFR2 signals with VE-cadherin and PECAM to facilitate leukocyte transendothelial migration.

Sullivan DP, Fu TA, Weber EW, Gonzalez AP, Dalal PJ, Rutledge NS, Muller WA.

FASEB J. 2022 May;36 Suppl 1. doi: 10.1096/fasebj.2022.36.S1.R5498.

Hyperglycemia and Obesity Play a Different Role in the Pathogenesis of Colitis in Diabetic Mice.

Bu HF, Subramanian S, Geng H, Wang X, Du C, Tan XD.

FASEB J. 2022 May;36 Suppl 1. doi: 10.1096/fasebj.2022.36.S1.R4306.

ASO Visual Abstract: Oncologic Outcomes of Multi-Institutional Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection for Melanoma Compared with Open Inguinal Dissection in MSLT-II.

Jakub JW, Lowe M, Harrison Howard J, Farma JM, Sarnaik A, Tuttle T, Neuman HB, Ariyan CE, Uppal A, Trocha S, Beasley GM, Wasif N, Bilimoria KY, Thomay AA, Allred JB, Chen L, Terando AM, Wayne JD, Thompson JF, Cochran AJ, Sim MS, Elashoff DE, Delman KA, Faries MB.

Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 May 12. doi: 10.1245/s10434-022-11856-y. Online ahead of print.

Development of a Core Outcome Set for Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Including Low-Risk and Advanced Tumors.

Schlessinger DI, Reynolds KA, Dirr MA, Ibrahim SA, Yanes AF, Lazaroff JM, Godinez-Puig V, Chen BR, Kurta AO, Cotseones JK, Chiren SG, Furlan KC, Iyengar S, Behshad R, DeHoratius DM, Denes P, Drucker AM, Dzubow LM, Etzkorn JR, Harwood CA, Kim JYS, Lawrence N, Lee EH, Lissner GS, Marghoob AA, Matin RN, Mattox AR, Mittal BB, Thomas JR, Zhou XA, Zloty D, Schmitt J, Kirkham JJ, Armstrong AW, Basset-Seguin N, Billingsley EM, Bordeaux JS, Brewer J, Brown M, Brown M, Collins SAB, Fargnoli MC, De Azevedo SJ, Dummer R, Eggermont A, Goldman GD, Haedersdal M, Hale E, Hanlon A, Harms KL, Huang CC, Hurst EA, In GK, Kelleners-Smeets N, Kheterpal M, Leshin B, Mcdonald M, Miller SJ, Miller A, Mostow EN, Trakatelli M, Nehal KS, Ratner D, Rogers H, Sarin KY, Soon SL, Stasko T, Storrs PA, Tagliaferri L, Vidimos AT, Wong SL, Yu SS, Zalaudek I, Zeitouni NC, Zitelli JA, Poon E, Sobanko JF, Cartee TV, Maher IA, Alam M.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 May 9:S0190-9622(22)00789-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2022.04.059. Online ahead of print.

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