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 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
  • 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
  • Yen, Laising Ph.D. RNA Biology, Molecular Biology. Laising Yen Lab
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