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Message from the Vice Chair

The Department of Pathology at Northwestern University is home to a vibrant community of scientists and physician scientists pursuing interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research in various areas. These areas include immunology, cancer biology, cell and developmental biology, neuropathology, and bioinformatics/computational pathology.

Our research faculty consists of leaders in their respective fields. Our faculty members are also engaged in 7 research centers throughout Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University. We are driven by a shared passion for discovery and a deep commitment to advancing human health through innovative research programs and collaborative partnerships among scientists and pathologists. Our goal is to understand the pathophysiology of human organ systems to improve diagnosis and treatments in our field.

Along the journey to achieving this goal, Northwestern Pathology trains many successful graduate students, resident and fellow physicians, and postdoctoral fellows each year. Most of the trainees continue their research careers in academia. The department houses two T32 training grants focusing on tumor cell biology and immunology. Our research infrastructure consists of 3 research cores, including pathology core facility, mouse histology and phenotyping lab, and skin disease research center.

Whether you are a prospective student, a fellow researcher, or a public member interested in learning more about our work, I invite you to explore our website and discover how our research is making an impact. We look forward to connecting with you.



Peng Ji, MD, PhD
Vice Chair of Research
Professor of Pathology

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