Department of Pathology Research | NYU Langone Health

Skip to Main Content

Department of Pathology Research

Our faculty push research boundaries to discern the mechanisms that drive human disease.

The Department of Pathology at NYU Langone has a proud tradition of basic and clinical investigation that dates back to our inception in 1881, when the department was established to study “the pathology of many diseases.” Since then, our researchers have continuously set the pace for innovative research.

Our nearly 50 research faculty work in diverse areas, including fundamental aspects of immunology, antitumor immunity, molecular oncology, metabolism, and neurodegeneration.

Research faculty are loosely organized into four broadly defined research programs:

Research in the department is well funded, with more than $20 million in overall funding annually, and we rank as one of the top 10 pathology programs nationwide for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. We have more than 40,000 square feet of new or newly renovated laboratory space, and expect to recruit additional research faculty in the years ahead.

Most importantly, our faculty are collaborative, collegial, and scholarly researchers who thrive on stimulating intellectual challenges and who enjoy mentoring the next generation of scientists and physician–scientists through our dynamic PhD training programs. We also fund trainee research through our Translational Research Program, an endeavor that gives residents and fellows the resources to rigorously investigate promising ideas.

These long-term efforts have succeeded: in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 rankings for research universities, NYU Grossman School of Medicine is ranked No. 2 in the country.

Learn more about our research by reading some of the latest papers published by our faculty. We also issue a quarterly pathology newsletter that details recent advances, new projects, and faculty and trainee honors and awards.

New Core Facility

The Ion Laboratory is NYU Langone’s new electrophysiology core facility.