Translational Research

Pathology as a discipline is right at the crossroads between basic sciences and clinical sciences. As such, it is well poised to build a bridge that is Translational Research. This division is unique among peer academic institutions, an innovative approach to systems medicine.

We work with basic scientists to find clinical applications for their inventions. We work with clinicians to provide autopsy clinical pathologic correlations, to provide biospecimens and pathology services. Some of the discovery and clinical tools we offer are:

-Development of new diagnostic and prognostic markers
-Locating or providing resources such as tissue banks and clinical databases for research
-Analysis of the expression of genes and proteins in tissues
-Building and applying tissue microarrays for research
-Laser microdissection in histology, in collaboration with the RRC
Histology Core Facilities
-Central pathology review for clinical trials
-Expertise in diagnostic human and veterinary pathology
-Processing of blood and other biospecimens to extract DNA, RNA and plasma for epidemiologic studies biorepositories
-Support of grant proposal submissions that involve the above listed activities