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.


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

"Leveraging Tumor Microenvironment Metabolism for Immunosuppressive Therapy in Solid Organ Transplant"

Ulf H. Beier, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Monday, December 2
Skirball 3rd Floor Seminar Room

"Interesting Finds"

Alexis Snead, MD
Ameripath/Qest Diagnostics
Thursday, December 5
Smilow Research Building
13th Floor Conference Room


WIP: Molecular Oncology & Tumor Immunology

"Identifying Metabolic Vulnerabilities in Pancreatic Cancers"

Douglas Biancur
Tuesday, December 3
MSB 588

WIP: Immunology and Inflammation

"Role of CD169+ Macrophages in Host Response"

Stephen Yeung
Wednesday, December 4
Science Building Rm 1220

Translational Research in Progress Seminar


Andre Moreira and Adriana Heguy
Friday, December 20
12:00pm, MSB588


New Research

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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Aifantis Lab: The bone marrow microenvironment at single-cell resolution
Anastasia Tikhonova & Igor Dolgalev
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Calcium Signaling Controls Pathogenic Th17 CellMediated Inflammation by Regulating Mitochondrial Function
Stefan Feske, MD
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Case of the Week

Week 18: Case 1: Hematopathology: A 65 year old African American female with a history of hypertension, hypothyroidism, osteoarthritis and presents with right tibial mass x 3 years. The patient reported right leg pain at rest...