Physician-scientists in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are conducting clinical, basic, and translational research in areas that include:
- Brain tumor pathology
- Molecular diagnostics
- Antimicrobial drug resistance & development
- Minimal residual disease in acute lymphoblastic leukemia & neuroblastoma
- Molecular genetics of pediatric solid tumors
- Molecular genetics and developmental biology of childhood sarcomas
The department has taken a leading national role in the use of genomics and gene expression in the diagnosis and management of solid tumors that primarily afflict pediatric patients.