The Department of Pathology Residency Program -
The molecular basis of most, if not all, human disease will ultimately be revealed by scientific and technical advances in the fields of molecular biology, genetics, and recombinant DNA technology. Modern molecular pathology practice in the Division of Molecular Diagnostics is composed of four sections:
- microbiology, virology, and infectious diseases
- anatomic and transplant pathology
- molecular oncology
Exposure to this evolving practice subspecialty includes rotation through molecular pathology laboratories at Presbyterian and Montefiore University Hospitals, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Magee-Womens Hospital, and the Central Blood Bank.
Research EmphasisMajor research emphases include the role of cytokines in inflammation, regeneration, and neoplasia; experimental models of human diseases and carcinogenesis; transplantation biology; and immunology and immunogenetics, with specific focus on the major histocompatibility loci.