The UW Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has a rich and productive history of fostering excellence in research through interdisciplinary collaborations between physicians and researchers. Together, these investigators have provided a better understanding of the pathogenesis of diseases and have developed new diagnostic and treatment procedures. Current areas under investigation include diverse areas such as cancer, oxidative stress, glaucoma, HIV/SIV and other infectious diseases, immunology, hematopoietic stem cells, multiple sclerosis and skin regeneration. More than thirty faculty members are actively working on mechanistic, translational or clinical research projects. In 2012, this research was supported by approximately $7.5M in federal funding.

Our research labs span across several facilities including the Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research, the Clinical Sciences Center, the AIDS Vaccine Research Laboratory, the Primate Center and the Medical Sciences Center. Our Cellular and Molecular Pathology graduate program was awarded a prestigious National Institutes of Health T32 training grant in 2010 to provide predoctoral graduate training in cellular and molecular pathogenesis of human diseases. Through our Translational Research Initiative in Pathology (TRIP) laboratory, we offer investigators across campus state-of-the-art experimental pathology support. Services include high-quality histology, immunohistochemistry (IHC), advanced morphometry and image analysis, tissue microarray (TMA) construction, laser dissection microscopy and molecular pathology on a fee for service basis.

Board-certified pathologists participate in the disease-oriented working groups of the UWCCC and are available to collaborate on research projects with clinical or basic scientists.

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