Experimental Pathology Division

Experimental Pathology Division

Guido Silvestri, MD - Director

As the discipline dedicated to understanding human diseases, Pathology has deep roots in research. All of the diagnostic methods that pathologists now use routinely for patient care - including monoclonal antibodies, electron microscopy, DNA sequencing, flow cytometry, and in situ hybridization - were once breakthrough technologies found only in research laboratories at the cutting edge of biology. At Emory, our Pathology Department continues in this tradition of advancing health through basic research and through continually applying the newest knowledge and technologies in order to find better ways of diagnosing, preventing, and treating disease. With more than forty faculty investigators, state-of-the-art facilities, and over $55 million in annual research funding, we rank among the top 3 pathology departments in NIH grant funding, and are at the forefront of research and discovery in a wide range of fields. The medicine of tomorrow is in Pathology's research laboratories today.

Experimental Pathology at Emory covers the spectrum from basic cellular and molecular processes through applied disease research. In addition to our longstanding strengths in immunology and molecular oncology, our Department has built renowned programs in HIV-AIDS, epithelial biology, neuroscience, and microbial pathogenesis. Our close partnerships with the nearby Centers of Disease Control (CDC), Yerkes National Primate Center, Georgia Institute of Techology, and others offer unparalleled resources and opportunities for research. Within our highly interactive Department, basic scientists have a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with their clinician colleagues and to see their discoveries applied rapidly in patient care.

As part of our commitment to discovery, Emory Pathology offers numerous opportunities for training in biomedical research. Intensive research training with Pathology faculty is available through postdoctoral fellowships or through Emory's outstanding interdisciplinary graduate programs. We offer a specialized research track for residents who already have a strong background and commitment to an investigative career, and we proudly support our many other interested residents or clinical fellows who participate in basic, clinical, or translational research projects during clinical training, and so make their own unique contributions to scientific discovery and biomedical research. Our Department also strongly supports and encourages clinical residents and fellows who are interested in pursuing laboratory research as part of their training, and who will take their place among the next generation of leaders in disease research.

Topics of Pathology research include, but are not limited to...

  • Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cardiovascular Research
  • Epithelial Cell Biology
  • HIV/SIV
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Muscle and Cytoskeleton
  • Oncology/DNA Repair
  • Renal Pathology
  • Signal Transduction
  • Transfusion Medicine

Meet our Experimental Pathology Faculty...

Pathology Faculty Photo

Susan A Allen, MD, MPH

Professor
Vaccines

Pathology Faculty Photo

Aftab Ahmed Ansari, PhD

Professor
Immunology
HIV/SIV Pathogenesis
Vaccines

Pathology Faculty Photo

Guy M Benian, MD

Professor
Muscle Cell Biology

Pathology Faculty Photo

Max Dale Cooper, MD

Professor
Immunology

Pathology Faculty Photo

Cynthia Ann Derdeyn, PhD

Professor
HIV Pathogenesis
Vaccines

Pathology Faculty Photo

Michael T Fallon, DVM

Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology

Pathology Faculty Photo

Marla Gearing, PhD

Associate Professor
Neuropathology

Pathology Faculty Photo

Michael J Huerkamp, DVM

Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology

Pathology Faculty Photo

Eric Hunter, PhD

Professor
HIV Pathogenesis
Vaccines

Pathology Faculty Photo

Daniel Kalman, PhD

Associate Professor
Microbial Pathogenesis

Pathology Faculty Photo

J. David Lambeth, MD, PhD

Professor
Cancer Biology
Cardiovascular Biology

Pathology Faculty Photo

William Lewis, MD

Professor
Cardiovascular Biology
HIV Pathogenesis
Cardiac Pathology

Pathology Faculty Photo

Carlos Sanchez Moreno, PhD

Associate Professor
Cancer Biology
Bioinformatics

Pathology Faculty Photo

Andrew Scott Neish, MD

Professor
Epithelial Pathobiology
Immunology
Microbial Pathogenesis

Pathology Faculty Photo

Shoichiro Ono, PhD

Associate Professor
Cytoskeleton

Pathology Faculty Photo

Mirko Paiardini, PhD

Associate Professor
HIV Pathogenesis
Vaccines

Pathology Faculty Photo

Tristram G. Parslow, MD, PhD

William Patterson Timmie Professor and Chair
Microbial Pathogenesis
HIV Pathogenesis

Pathology Faculty Photo

Todd M Preuss, PhD

Associate Professor
Neuroscience

Pathology Faculty Photo

James C Ritchie, PhD

Professor
Clinical Chemistry

Pathology Faculty Photo

John D Roback, MD, PhD

Professor
Transfusion Medicine

Pathology Faculty Photo

Periasamy Selvaraj, PhD

Professor
Immunology
Cancer Biology

Pathology Faculty Photo

Guido Silvestri, MD

Professor
HIV/SIV
Immunology
Vaccines

Pathology Faculty Photo

Sean R Stowell, MD

Assistant Professor
Transfusion Medicine

Pathology Faculty Photo

Ifor R Williams, MD, PhD

Professor
Immunology
Epithelial Pathobiology
Clinical Immunology

Pathology Faculty Photo

Keqiang Ye, PhD

Professor
Neuroscience
Cancer Biology