Department of Pathology & Immunology

Pathology & Immunotherapy Research


The Department of Pathology & Immunology has a highly active group of research faculty whose basic and translational research has received international attention. The areas of investigation within the department include mechanisms of transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulation, aging, pathogenic RNA processing in disease, developmental neurobiology, molecular pathogenesis of inherited neuropathies, cell invasion, mammalian reproductive biology, medical microbiology, glycobiology and conformational disease. Faculty participate in one or more of the 12 graduate and two combined degree programs at Baylor College of Medicine. Our laboratories provide a rigorous and open environment for biomedical research training for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Faculty participation in regular research presentations contributes to an interactive and supportive atmosphere.


Department of Pathology & Immunology
Research Seminars 2020-2021

Noon via Zoom using Outlook calendar invitations

Date Presenter Title
Oct. 2, 2020 Maksim Mamonkin, Ph.D. Engineered cell therapies against malignant and pathogenic T-cells
Nov. 6 2020 Graeme Mardon, Ph.D. Deciphering Retinal Cell Fate Determination with Single Cell Transcriptomics
Dec. 4, 2020 Dean Edwards, Ph.D. The role of progesterone receptor and mTOR in the transition of ductal carcinoma in situ to invasive breast cancer
Jan. 8, 2021 Tom Cooper, M.D. Mechanistic Insights from Modeling Cardiac Features of Myotonic Dystrophy in Mice
Feb. 5, 2021 Min Chen, Ph.D. TBD
March 5, 2021 Richard Sifers, Ph.D. Altered genetics, epigenetics, and a novel proteostasis system contribute to a sporadic early-onset liver disease
April 2, 2021 Will Decker, Ph.D. Everything you ever wanted to know about memory CD8 cells (but were afraid to ask)
May 7, 2021 Angshumoy Roy, M.D., Ph.D. Genomic Pathology of Childhood Cancers
June 4, 2021 Damian Young, Ph.D. TBD

Faculty Labs

  • Adesina, Adekunle, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatric and Molecular Neuropathology. Adekunle Adesina Laboratory
  • Bhattacharjee, Meena, M.D. Pediatric Neuropathology. Meena Bhattacharjee Laboratory
  • Chen, Alice, M.D., Ph.D. Alice Chen Laboratory
  • Cooper, Thomas A., M.D. Molecular Biology. Tom Cooper Laboratory
  • Darlington, Gretchen J., Ph.D. Molecular Pathology. Gretchen Darlington Laboratory
  • Decker, Will, Ph.D. Will Decker Laboratory
  • Edwards, Dean Ph.D. Endocrinology. Dean Edwards Laboratory
  • Eldin, Karen, M.D. Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology. Karen Eldin Laboratory
  • Finegold, Milton, M.D. Pediatric Pathology. Milton Finegold Laboratory
  • Hicks, John. Electron microscopy, Pediatric Pathology. John Hicks Laboratory
  • Ittmann Michael,, M.D., Ph.D. Prostate Pathology. Michael Ittmann Laboratory
  • Lacorazza, H. Daniel, Ph.D. Developmental Immunology and Hematopoiesis. Daniel Lacorazza Laboratory
  • Lopez-Terrada, Dolores, M.D., Ph.D. Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Dolores Lopez-Terrada Laboratory
  • Mardon, Graeme Ph.D. Developmental Biology. Graeme Mardon Laboratory
  • Matzuk, Martin M., M.D., Ph.D. Molecular Pathobiology. Martin Matzuk Laboratory
  • Mori-Akiyama, Yuko, M.D. Yuko Mori-Akiyama Laboratory
  • Pangas, Stephanie A., Ph.D. Reproductive Biology. Stephanie Pangas Laboratory.
  • Phung, Thuy, Ph.D. Thuy Phung Laboratory
  • Sifers, Richard N. Ph.D. Molecular and Cell Biology. Richard Sifers Laboratory
  • Suell, Mary Nell, M.D. Mary Nell Suell Laboratory
  • Teruya, Jun, M.D. D.Sc. Clinical Pathology. Jun Teruya Laboratory
  • Thiagarajan, Perumal, M.D. Hematology. Perumal Thiagarajan Laboratory
  • Timchenko, Nikolai, Ph.D. Molecular Pathology. Nikolai Timchenko Laboratory
  • Versalovic, James, M.D., Ph.D. Microbiology. James Versalovic Laboratory
  • Wang, Rongfu, Ph.D. Tumor immunology. Rongfu Wang Laboratory
  • Sillitoe, Roy, Ph.D. Developmental Neurological Conditions. Sillitoe Laboratory
  • Yen, Laising Ph.D. RNA Biology, Molecular Biology. Laising Yen Laboratory
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