The Department of Pathology is a community of basic and clinical scientists, educators and staff dedicated to advancing the research and teaching mission of Harvard Medical School.

The Department comprises faculty from the major Harvard-affiliated institutions including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana 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 and regenerative medicine, and metabolism. Pathology faculty are affiliated with the major PhD programs located at HMS including BBS, BIG, Biophysics, Neuroscience and Immunology.

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