Department of Pathology & Immunology

Pathology & Immunology 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 2022-2023

Noon via Zoom using Outlook calendar invitations
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Oct. 7 2022Daniel Lacorazza, Ph.D.Pathobiology and targeted therapy studies in pediatric T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Nov. 4, 2022Min Chen, Ph.D.Regulation of memory B cell development by mitophagy
Dec. 2, 2022Ruth Ann Luna, Ph.D.The Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Jan. 6, 2023Vanaja Konduri, Ph.D.Dendritic Cell governance of an innate-like cytotoxic effector memory CD8+CD161+ T cell subset
Feb. 3, 2023Mingxing Teng, Ph.D.Bidirectional pharmacological modulation of enzymes with small molecule inhibitors and activators
March 3, 2023Ramakrishna Kommagani, Ph.D.Role of Alternative Splicing in Endometrial Function and Dysfunction
April 7, 2023Laising Yen, Ph.D.pA regulator: a system for controlling mammalian gene expression
May 5, 2023Roy Sillitoe, Ph.D.The cerebellum as a model for uncovering the neuropathological mechanisms of degeneration in normal aging and disease
June 2, 2023Andrea McAlister, Ph.D.Dietary lipid effects on human intestinal repair responses

Faculty Labs

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