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, 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.
Newborns are highly susceptible to enteric infections. It was assumed this was due to immaturity of their immune systems but new research in the laboratory of Dr. Gabriel Nunez, Paul de Kruif Professor of Academic Pathology, suggests otherwise.