Department of Pathology

The Department of Pathology is a community of basic and clinical scientists, educators and staff. Our overall mission is to discover the basis and treatment of disease and teach the next generation of outstanding scientists and clinicians, in a fully inclusive community to solve the emerging challenges in biomedicine and provide the foundation for new therapies and diagnostics for our patients The Department comprises faculty from the major Harvard-affiliated institutions including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBoston Children’s HospitalBrigham and Women’s HospitalDana Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Research from over 100 laboratories that comprise the HMS Pathology community is vastly interdisciplinary, drawing from all aspects of physiology and pathophysiology of human disease, including neuroscience, cardiovascular disease, cancer, immunology, digestive disease, reproductive biology, stem cells, regenerative medicine, and metabolism. Pathology faculty are affiliated with the major PhD programs located at HMS including BBS, BIG, Biophysics, Neuroscience and Immunology.

Image: Mouse AAV-infected choroid plexus (left). Organoid of human prostate cancer cells (middle). Human choroid plexus epithelial cell EM (right).