Neuropathology Center of Excellence

Right superior temporal gyrus with severe cortical atrophy and spongiosis


Mission Statement

The Neuropathology Division functions as an integral part of the University of Pittsburgh's Pathology Department and Neuroscience Program. Our mission is to create the world's best training program for academic neuropathologists and provide the highest quality of clinical neuropathology service and translational neuroscience research. The Division supports the diagnostic services of the clinical neurosciences at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in addition to extensive tertiary neuropathology and ophthalmic pathology referrals. Clinicians and clinical investigators are trained through case analysis and discussion. Applications of electron microscopy, immunohistology and molecular biology technique are integrated into clinical training. Major areas of research emphasis include; degenerative diseases of the central nervous system (particularly Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and AIDS), developmental disorders, neoplasia and peripheral nerve and neuromuscular disorders. Extensive pre-and postdoctoral teaching is provided through numerous inter and intradepartmental conferences.

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