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.


NYU Langone Pathology Department's Amy Rapkiewicz, MD, featured in U.S. News & World Report. Pathologist Discovers Coronavirus Causes Extensive Blood Clotting.

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.

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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Pathology Faculty Named 2020 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Shruti Naik Awarded Prestigious Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.

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Translational Immunology Center (TrIC): Pathology Faculty Leads Immunology Research at NYU Langone Health

Boris Reizis, PhD, professor in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine, is the director of the new Translational Immunology Center (TrIC) at NYU Langone Health. "I am sure that Boris will be an impressive leader for the immunology community at NYULH. He will have the support of all of us at the department of Pathology”- said Iannis Aifantis, PhD, Chair of Pathology department.

Pathology Faculty Named 2020 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

Shruti Naik, PhD, Assistant Professor in the department of Pathology, was named Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, a very prestigious honor that provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.

Pathology Clinical Trainees Increasing Quality of Medical Education

As elective surgeries were cancelled and pathology case numbers started to drop dramatically, residents and fellows explored new avenues, including online resources, to continue their medical education while still maintaining social distancing. Early on in the pandemic, our program stopped in-person sign-outs, slide sessions, and hands-on experiences. Fortunately, leading experts in our field took the initiative to create virtual lectures and made them readily available to residents across various online platforms.

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Calendar Events

Pathology Seminar Series

October 26, 1:15pm

"IL-8 and NETs in Cancer Immunotherapy"
Ignacio Melero MD, PhD, Professor of Immunology, University of Navarra

Host: Jun Wang, PhD
Organizers: Richard Possemato, PhD & Thales Papagiannakopoulos, PhD
Contact: Remy Moon

TRIP Seminar

October 26, 12:00-1:00pm

"Glaucoma – where does this blinding disease start?"
Gadi Wollstein, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering and Neural Science, Vice Chairman for Clinical Research, Director, Advanced Ophthalmic Imaging Laboratory, Director, Research Education

"Changes in reliability of presynaptic Ca2+ signaling enable adaptation of recurrent circuits to inactivity"
Israeli Ran, PhD- Associate Research Scientist, NYU Neuroscience Institute

Organizer: Bruce Cronstein, MD
Contact: Shirley Cabrera

Immunology Journal Club Seminar (Skirball)

October 27, 9:30am

Kai Mesa, Littman Lab
Discussion leader 2

Audrey Baeyens, Schwab Lab
Discussion leader 2

Contact: Jeff Blenker
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Perlmutter Cancer Center Virtual Research Seminar Series

October 28, 4:30pm

"Metabolic Biomarkers to Identify Exposotypes and Mitigation Strategies"
Rushika Perera, PhD- Associate Professor of RNA Virology
Principle Investigator, Center for Vector-borne and Infectious Diseases (CVID), Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University

Host: Meike Dittmann, PhD
Contact: Dawn Issac

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Seminar Series

October 29, 12:00pm

"The immune system of bacteria: beyond CRISPR"
Rotem Sorek, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science

Host: Evgeny Nudler, PhD
Contact: Gisell Rodriguez Vargas

Skirball Journal Clubs

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WIP: Immunology and Inflammation

October 28, 3:00pm

Stela Sota
Mentor: Dr. Cadwell

Contact: Remy Moon

No seminars at this time.


New Research

Extensive Remodeling of the Immune Microenvironment in B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Iannis Aifantis, PhD
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The diagnostic utility of EZH2 H-score and Ki-67 index in non-invasive breast apocrine lesions
Ugur Ozerdem, MD
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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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Orbital Rosai-Dorfman disease initially diagnosed as IgG4-related disease: a case report
Christopher William, MD, 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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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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Epigenetic Silencing of CDR1as Drives IGF2BP3- Mediated Melanoma Invasion and Metastasis
Eva Hernando, Ph.D.
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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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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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