Open Pathology Positions

April 01, 2021

Faculty positions are open in bioinformatics, blood banking, cellular immunotherapy, Director of the Coagulation Laboratory, computational genomics and medicine, computational multi-omics diagnostics, EHR data analysis and phenotyping, epigenetics, gene therapy, machine learning/image analysis, molecular diagnostics, neurodegenerative disease research, neuropathology, pathology informatics, precision and computational diagnostics, RNA computational biology, surgical pathology (Cytopathology, GI, Gynecological, Head and Neck), and Chief of Pathology at PPMC.

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Department News

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Update on COVID-19 Testing

June 17, 2020

Below is the most recent announcement regarding COVID-19 from the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.
An archived list of past announcements can be found here

Update from the Chair: Commitment in Our Community

Dear Members of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Community,

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Dr. Sara Cherry Named to the 2021 Class of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows

January 26, 2022

Recognized for her distinguished contributions to the field of virology and the development of novel technologies used to identify new pathways in and treatment of virus-induced diseases.

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David A. Wolk, MD, and Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD, Appointed Co-Directors of the Institute on Aging

January 20, 2022

Dr. Wolk, director of the Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and co-director of the Penn Memory Center, is Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Division of Cognitive Neurology. Dr. Lee, who is the Penn ADRC co-associate director, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

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Faculty in the News December

December 31, 2021

Dr. Sara Cherry in the New York Times on antiviral drugs against coronavirus, Pfizer's COVID-19 pill, and omicron-variant transmissibility; Dr. Don Siegel's Vetigenics Penn Center for Innovation Start-Up of the Year; Dr. Vijay Bhoj part of a clinical trail research team awarded $14M NIH grant for organ transplantation with CAR T-Cell therapy.

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Milestone for CNDR Brain Bank

October 05, 2021

Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) brain bank archives its 2000th case.

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Faculty in the News September

September 30, 2021

Nature paper by Davidson lab describes regulated control of gene therapies by drug-induced splicing, NHGRI R35 Genomic Innovator Award for Dr. Chesi, Dr. Stephen Master begins term as president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Dr. Don Siegel receives AABB Award for pioneering use of chimeric antigen receptor T cell constructs, Dr. Ping Wang selected to be a member of the Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel at the FDA, and Dr. George Xu part of $11.7 million NCI SPORE grant.

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Wang Lab Develops SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Assay With High Sensitivity

September 17, 2021

Antigen test detects small loads of SARS-CoV-2 with sensitivity as high as a PCR test and moves toward POCT application.

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Ultrapure Water Systems Installed in Stellar-Chance Research Laboratories

September 16, 2021

"Ultrapure" deionized water dispenser provides "high purity" water for research demands.

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HUP Pathology Residency Program Virtual Open House 2021

September 02, 2021

Learn more about the pathology residency program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Friday, September 17, at 1:00 PM EST.

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Study Finds Immune System Protein Prompts Obese Mice to 'Sweat' Out Fat

July 29, 2021

Kambayashi Lab study in Science finds that mice engineered to produce elevated TSLP cytokine displayed selective white adipose tissue loss that protected them from obesity, insulin resistance, and steatohepatitis.

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Completion of Tenure for Zubair Baloch, MD, PhD, as Director of the Cytopathology Fellowship Program

July 27, 2021

After his extraordinary service and commitment from 2011 to 2021, Dr. Zubair Baloch has completed his tenure as Director of the Cytopathology Fellowship Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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2021 Chairman's Award Honors Departmental Team Behind Project Quaker

June 20, 2021

The 2021 Chairman's Award for Distinguished Service was awarded to the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine team who significantly contributed to the launch of Project Quaker, Penn Medicine's large-scale COVID-19 screening program. 

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Chair's Announcement: Appointment of Li-San Wang, PhD, as Vice Chair for Research

June 15, 2021

With this appointment, Dr. Wang will assume a senior role in the Department leadership team, along with Drs. Mike Feldman, Vice Chair for Clinical Services, and Nicole Aqui, Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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Cherry Lab Discovers Drug that Blocks Multiple SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Mice

May 28, 2021

The drug diABZI — which activates the body’s innate immune response — was highly effective in preventing severe COVID-19 in mice that were infected with SARS-CoV-2.

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Genome Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Receives $20 Million Five-Year Renewal Grant

May 25, 2021

NIA award supports research to identify AD-related genes and eventual therapeutic targets by coordinating Alzheimer’s disease (AD) genetic data.

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2021 Pathology "Top Docs" in Philadelphia Magazine

May 11, 2021

Drs. Adam Bagg, Zubair Baloch, David Elder, Franz Fogt, Virginia LiVolsi, and Xiaowei (George) Xu are among the the eight top pathologists in the region.

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Penn Spinout Verismo Therapeutics Raises $16M to Advance Cell Therapies

May 05, 2021

Cellular therapy in preclinical development to target pancreatic cancer, mesothelioma and ovarian cancer.

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Penn Medicine Team Uncovers Several Drugs That Could Treat COVID-19

April 03, 2021

Cell Reports study by Cherry Lab includes promising candidates already approved by FDA such as widely used transplant-rejection drug cyclosporine.

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New Pathology Residents for 2021-22

March 19, 2021

2020 brought many challenges, including a completely virtual recruitment season with new processes and activities to engage pathology residency applicants with a variety of academic career goals in AP/CP, AP/NP, and CP only in unprecedented ways.

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