Department of Pathology

The ΝΥU Department of Pathology has been a pioneer in the field of pathology since its inception in the 1880's. The Department is home to an interdisciplinary team of anatomic and clinical pathologists, educators, translational and basic scientists working to advance our knowledge of disease mechanisms, to provide cutting-edge clinical diagnostic services and to educate the next generation of leaders in pathology. On the clinical side, we provide diagnostic expertise in anatomic pathology and clinical laboratory medicine for the patients we serve at NYU Langone Health, its affiliated hospitals, outreach services and physicians' practices. Our research faculty work in diverse areas, including fundamental aspects of immunology, antitumor immunity, molecular oncology, metabolism and neurodegeneration. The Department is home to two graduate training programs (Molecular Oncology & Tumor Immunology and Immunology & Inflammation), which place Ph.D. students in cutting-edge basic and translational research laboratories, and an ACGME accredited residency training program in pathology with several tracks and fellowships in multiple pathology subspecialties.


They Are Really "Stars": Celebrating Trainees Contribution to COVID-19 NYU Response

Pathology trainees have distinguished themselves throughout the NYU Langone Health COVID-19 response, demonstrating resilience and commitment to their clinical duties and education, while also contributing to many different volunteer opportunities during this time.

Matthew Witkowski, PhD, Aifantis Lab, and Justin Snow, MD, Cytopathology

Getting Out Your Comfortable Zone: Research Trainee & Clinical Fellow Volunteer in Testing Effort and COVID-19 Tisch Division. MW: I joined the team of volunteers for the test validation effort put together by Dr. Matjia Snuderl.
JS: I had been wanting to assist wherever needed in light of the impact COVID-19 was having on all of us.

Pathology Faculty Volunteered in the NYU Family Connect Program

Dr. Syed Hoda led Pathologists from the NYU Department of Pathology to work alongside Radiologists, Dermatologists, Neurologists, Orthopedic Surgeons, and others to account for every single inpatient admission and communicate with patients' families.

Autopsy and clinical findings lead to a clinical trial to treat abnormal blood clotting in COVID-19

Amy Rapkiewicz, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology: A few weeks ago, we began to notice signs of abnormal blood clotting in autopsies of people who had been hospitalized with COVID-19. Clots restrict blood flow, injuring surrounding tissue, and can break free and travel to other organs, leading to respiratory arrest, heart attack, or stroke—all known causes of death in COVID-19 patients.

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View recent academic achievements.

We are excited to share few of the many recent academic accomplishments of our faculty.

Dr. Stefan Feske, Jeffrey Bergstein Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair of the Department of Pathology and Dr. William A. Coetzee, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Neuroscience and Physiology, have worked together to open a new Ion Channels & Immunity core facility at NYU Langone Health.

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Calendar Events

NYU Grossman School of Medicine Thesis Defense

July 6, 11:00am

"Functional Role of CD169+ Macrophages in Host Defense"
Stephen Tung Yeung
Mentor: Kamal M. Khanna, PhD
Immunology & Inflammation Program

TRIP Seminar

July 6, 12:00-1:00pm

"Synaptic organization of amygdala to prefrontal cortex circuits"
Kasra Manoocheri, MD/PhD Student, Dr. Adam Carter’s Lab, Center for Neural Science (CNS), New York University

"God does not play dice, and neither does CRISPR/Cas9"
Chengzu Long, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology), Department of Neurology, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology

Organizer: Bruce Cronstein, MD
Contact: Shirley Cabrera

Immunology Journal Club Seminar (Skirball)

July 7, 9:30am
Contact: Jeff Blenker & Julia Gelman

Boris Reizis, Reizis Lab
Discussion leader 1,
Axel Concepcion, Feske Lab
Discussion leader 2,

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Skirball Journal Clubs

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Virtual - Human & Mammalian Genetics & Genomics: The Mckusick Short Course

July 20 - 30

Organizer: The Jackson Laboratory
Erin McDevitt, Katie Hodgkins

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All seminars cancelled.

All seminars cancelled.


New Research

Does a higher American College of Radiology Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (ACR TI-RADS) score forecast an increased risk of malignancy? A correlation study of ACR TI-RADS with FNA cytology in the evaluation of thyroid nodules
Tamar Brandler, MD
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Three-dimensional chromatin landscapes in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Aristotelis Tsirigos, PhD,
Iannis Aifantis, PhD
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Palmitoylation of the KATP channel Kir6.2 subunit promotes channel opening by regulating PIP2 sensitivity
William Coetzee, PhD
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Defining the relative and combined contribution of CTCF and CTCFL to genomic regulation
Jane Skok, PhD
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Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells Exhibit Stage-Specific Translational Programs via mTOR- and CDK1-Dependent Mechanisms
Christopher Park, MD, PhD
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Epigenetic Silencing of CDR1as Drives IGF2BP3- Mediated Melanoma Invasion and Metastasis
Eva Hernando, Ph.D.
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Functional and topographic effects on DNA methylation in IDH1/2 mutant cancers.
Matija Snuderl, MD
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Application of GATA 3 and TTF-1 in differentiating parathyroid and thyroid nodules on cytology specimens.
Wei Sun, MD
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Activation of Oxidative Stress Response in Cancer Generates a Druggable Dependency on Exogenous Non-essential Amino Acids.
Thales Papagiannakopeoulos, Ph.D.
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NSD2 overexpression drives clustered chromatin and transcriptional changes in a subset of insulated domains.
Jane Skok, PhD
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