The diversity of our pathology graduate program faculty generates a rich educational environment that gives our students
the opportunity to learn from the experts. In our first year classes, our students learn about the cardiovascular system from
a teaching team of research scientists and clinical cardiologists. They learn about the liver and its dysfunction from a Ph.D.
toxicologist and a M.D. pathologist with expertise in liver pathology. Endocrinology is taught by an endocrinologist with an active research program teaming with a research scientist who has expertise in diabetes and obesity. These are examples
of the great learning opportunities for our students that our available because of the diversity of our faculty. Expect to be well
grounded in anatomy, physiology, and mechanisms of disease (pathology) as well as biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics upon completion of this program.
Our pathology graduate program faculty are equally diverse in their research pursuits and the thesis projects that are available to our students. First year students complete 3 rotations before deciding on a mentor and thesis lab, providing ample time to try several research areas and laboratory environments. Student flexibility and choice are important for growth and learning. While our 80 Ph.D. program faculty provide exciting research opportunities , students are free to choose a faculty member from any program within the medical center for their thesis advisor and mentor.
Please browse the listing of our Pathways of Human Disease Ph.D. Program faculty and their area of research.