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.


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. The core is part of the new Ion Channel & Immunity (ICI) Program and is meant to facilitate research in the area of ion channel function in immune cells.

First Molecular Test in US to Better Detect Brain Tumors Now Available to Patients. Dr. Matija Snuderl of NYU Langone’s Department of Pathology collaborated with the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, on the development of an epigenetic map of brain tumors reported in a scientific paper published in Nature in 2018.

Dr. Richard L. Possemato, assistant professor, Department of Pathology, won the student-led award recently created by the Sackler Institute for Graduate Biomedical Science. This award recognizes mentorship qualities such as promoting scientific excellence, valuing professional advancement, being open-minded and inclusive to gender and racial minorities, being thoughtful in criticism, and promoting work/life balance.

We are growing in our group of outstanding Clinical and Research Faculty! On the research side, we recently welcomed Dr. Jun Wang, who started as Assistant Professor in our department. His lab is located on the 3rd floor of Smilow. Jun joined NYU after a productive postdoc in the Chen lab at Yale, where he published remarkable results studying immune checkpoint inhibitors for cancer immunotherapy.

We are growing on the clinical side: The Pathology department is adding several talented attendings, who are experts in different sub-specialties. Please welcome Drs. Negin Shafizadeh (Cytopathology), Deepthi Hoskoppal (Gastrointestinal Pathology), Margaret Cho (Gastrointestinal Pathology and Cytopathology) and Melissa Guzzetta (Autopsy Pathology and Forensic Pathology). We wish them all the success in our Department.

Dr. Shruti Naik shares her path as a women of color in science on NBC news.


Calendar Events

WIP: Molecular Oncology & Tumor Immunology

Melanoma-secreted Amyloid-Beta Suppresses Neuroinflammation and Promotes Brain Metastasis

Kevin Kleffman
Mentors: Eva Hernando & Robert Schenider
Tuesday, January 21
MSB 588 Seminar Room

WIP: Immunology and Inflammation

T Cell Ion Channel and Transporter Screen in Murine Pathobiont Induced Colitis

Yinhu Wang
Mentor: Dr. Feske
Wednesday, January 22
Science Building 1220

Altered Immunity of Laboratory Mice in the Natural Environment is Associated with Fungal Colonization

Ying-Han Chen
Mentor: Dr. Cadwell
Wednesday, January 22
Science Building 1220

Molecular Biophysics Program Seminar

Structural Biology of pMHC Receptors Functioning as Mechanosensors in the αβ T-cell Lineage

Ellis Reinherz, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
January 22
Skirball 3rd floor Seminar Room

PCC Research Seminar

Extracellular Sensing by mTORC1

Jenna Jewell, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Thursday, January 22
Smilow 1st floor Seminar Room

Immunology Club Seminar

Transposon molecular domestication and the evolution of the RAG recombinase

David Schatz, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
Thursday, January 23
Skirball 3rd floor Seminar Room


New Research

Epigenetic Silencing of CDR1as Drives IGF2BP3- Mediated Melanoma Invasion and Metastasis
Eva Hernando, Ph.D.
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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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Concurrent Identification of Novel EGFR–SEPT14 Fusion and ETV6–RET Fusion in Secretory Carcinoma of the Salivary Gland.
Paolo Cotzia, MD
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CD97 is a critical regulator of acute myeloid leukemia stem cell function.
Christopher Y. Park, MD, PhD
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Molecular and metabolic pathways mediating curative treatment of a non-Hodgkin B cell lymphoma by Sindbis viral vectors and anti-4-1BB monoclonal antibody.
Daniel Meruelo, PhD
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Study on Diagnostic Values of Astrocyte Elevated Gene 1 (AEG-1) and Glypican 3 (GPC-3) in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Wenqing Cao, MD
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