EXPERIMENTAL PATHOLOGY

Experimental Pathology

Close to 80 Department faculty members are engaged in basic science, translational, and clinical research across the Penn campus, including research programs at the Perelman School of Medicine, the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and encompassing the areas of Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Pathobiology, Cell Biology and Signal Transduction, Developmental Mechanisms, Developmental, Stem Cell, & Regenerative Biology, Genetics and Gene Regulation, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Orphan Diseases, Proteomics, Recombination, Class Switching, DNA Repair.

With a longstanding research focus on fundamental biophysical aspects of diseases, the Department is one of the few places where the basic science divisions and clinical practices are still linked, thus bridging the medical school and health services. Resulting advantages to both include providing resources, intellectual and financial; fostering translational research; ensuring that basic science observations are applied towards patient treatment and diagnosis; and establishing accessibility and dialogue between clinicians and basic scientists.

These efforts are supported by:

  • A wide range of individual research laboratories
  • Department-based institutes and centers designed to strengthen interdisciplinary research
  • Inter-disciplinary programs for translational research efforts and clinical trials, leveraging the expertise of departmental faculty members with clinical service missions, and promote development of new clinical diagnostic tests
  • Core laboratories founded by the Department that offer access to cutting-edge molecular, imaging and bioinformatics technologies

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Immunobiology and Experimental Pathology
David Michael Allman, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Craig H. Bassing, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Yair Argon, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Carlo Ballatore, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Khalil Bdeir, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Jean D. Boyer, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Kurt R. Brunden, PhD

Research Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Janis K. Burkhardt, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Michael Paul Cancro, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Youhai H. Chen, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Yongwon Choi, PhD

Leonard Jarett Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Margaret M. Chou, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Laura K. Conlin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Tom Curran, PhD, FRS

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Peter F. Davies, PhD, ScD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Robert W. Doms, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Professor of Microbiology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Chair and Pathologist-in-Chief, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Deborah French, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Paul J. Gadue, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Glen N. Gaulton, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Vice Dean and Director of Global Health


Claudio G. Giraudo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Mark I. Greene, MD, PhD, FRCP

John W. Eckman Professor of Medical Science

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Director, Immunobiology and Experimental Pathology Division


Wayne William Hancock, MB.BS, PhD, FRCPA

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Brian Harding, DPhil, BMBCh

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Jorge Henao-Mejia, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Abd Al-Roof Higazi, MD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Kaori Ihida-Stansbury, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


F. Bradley Johnson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Martha S. Jordan, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Carl H. June, MD

Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, Professor of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Taku Kambayashi, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


John D. Lambris, PhD

Dr. Ralph and Sallie Weaver Professor of Research Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Frank S. Lee, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Virginia Man-Yee Lee, PhD

The John H. Ware 3rd Endowed Professor in Alzheimer's Research

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Co-Director, Marian S. Ware Center for Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Program


Bruce L. Levine, PhD

Barbara and Edward Netter Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Maria P. Limberis, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Kelvin C. Luk, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Eline T. Luning Prak, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Michael S. Marks, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professor of Physiology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Michael C. Milone, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Associate Director, Toxicology Laboratory

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Dimitrios S. Monos, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Jonni S. Moore, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Consultant, Flow Cytometry


Zissimos Mourelatos, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Karuppiah Muthumani, MS, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Una O'Doherty, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Paula M. Oliver, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Warren S. Pear, MD, PhD

Gaylord P. and Mary Louise Harnwell Professor
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Liming Pei, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Daniel J. Powell Jr., PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Daniel Ricklin, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


David B. Roth, MD, PhD

Simon Flexner Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Director, Penn Center for Precision Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Gerard D. Schellenberg, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Genetics

Director, Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Donald L. Siegel, PhD, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Director, Division of Transfusion Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Nancy B. Spinner, PhD

Professor of Genetics

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Professor of Pediatrics

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Victoria Stepanova, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professor of Pediatrics

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD

William Maul Measey - Truman G. Schnabel, Jr., M.D. Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Co-Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Director, Institute on Aging

Director, Alzheimer's Disease Core Center

Director, Penn Udall Center for Parkinson's Research

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Marc Vermulst, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Patrick M. Viatour, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Douglas C. Wallace, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Michael and Charles Barnett Endowed Chair in Pediatric Mitochondrial Medicine and Metabolic Disease

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Li-San Wang, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Associate Professor of Genetics

Co-Director, Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Lili Wang, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Yongping Wang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


David B. Weiner, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Matthew D. Weitzman, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Andrew D. Wells, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


James M. Wilson, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Director, Orphan Disease Center

Director, Gene Therapy Program


Robert B. Wilson, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Pediatrics

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Bryan A. Wolf, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, CHOP


John Fraser Wright, PhD

Research Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Xiaowei (George) Xu, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Dermatology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Hongtao Zhang, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Qian Zhang, MD, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine