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 2021-2022

Noon via Zoom using Outlook calendar invitations
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Date Presenter Title
Sept. 10, 2021 Diana Monsivais, Ph.D. Defining endometrial growth factor signals that determine pregnancy success
Oct. 1, 2021 Morgan Knight, Ph.D. STAT6 Blockade Abrogates Aspergillus Induced Mouse Eosinophilic Rhinosinusitis
Nov. 5, 2021 Murugesan Palaniappan, Ph.D. Development of Small Molecule Inhibitors for Mutant Estrogen Receptor in Breast Cancer
Dec. 3, 2021 Thomas Garcia, Ph.D. Functional analysis of WFDC locus genes in male fertility
Jan. 7, 2022 Tor Savidge, Ph.D. The Human Microbiome Interactome: Discovery Inferred from Systems Biology
Feb. 4, 2022 Jim Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D. Intestinal Microbes and Gut Inflammation
March 4, 2022 Martin Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D. DNA encoded chemistry technology (DEC Tec) for rapid discovery of drug like molecules
April 1, 2022 Lola Lopez Terrada, M.D., Ph.D. Genomic Pathology of Childhood Cancers
May 6, 2022 Stephanie Pangas, Ph.D. Regulation of oocyte physiology by
posttranslational modification
June 3, 2022 David Corry, M.D. Pathogenesis of Chronic Airway and Brain
Disease So Much Fun(gus)

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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