The department of Pathology supports a robust research program including over 100 research faculty in over 40 laboratories, with 12 endowed professorships. Broad areas of research interests encompass basic, translational and clinical sciences, and utilize state of the art multi-disciplinary approaches investigating the pathobiology of human disease. Research programs in U-M Pathology encompass a wide range of topics in the areas of Aging, Allergy, Cancer Biology, Development & DNA repair, Inflammation and Immunology, Mucosal Inflammation and Epithelial Pathobiology, Neurobiology/Pathology and Bioinformatics. Research strengths are further complemented by innovative clinical and translational research programs in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
Pathology research at U-M is supported by funding from the NIH, NSF, DOD, private foundations and pharmaceutical industry and ranks in the top ten nationally among Pathology Departments. Our recruitment efforts as well as recent funding successes have positioned U-M Pathology as a leading research destination in Pathology nationally.
The University of Michigan’s Protein Folding Diseases Initiative Symposium will be holding its 8th Annual Symposium starting at 12:00 pm, via Zoom.
Dr. Peter Ward, Active Emeritus Professor and former Chair of Pathology, was named “World Expert in Sepsis” by Expertscape on World Sepsis Day, September 13, 2021. To be named a World Expert, one must be in the top 0.1% of scholars writing about Sepsis over the past ten years. Ward came in among the top .006% of scholars in the world and the number 1 scholar on sepsis at the University of Michigan [...]
The Department of Pathology's 2020 Annual Report is now available online. In the report, you will read about the department’s tripartite mission of research, education, and patient care, and learn about the goals of the department’s Strategic Council [...]
Research team discovered that proteins with the capacity to multimerize quickly responded to osmotic changes (dehydration) caused by high saline or sugar concentrations, condensing into aggregates resembling processing bodies (P-bodies). The reaction, known as hyperosmotic phase separation, or HOPS, takes only a few seconds and is reversible within less than 2 minutes [...]