Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Diagnosis to Discovery

Alice Coogan - Department Interim Chair

A Message from the Chair:

Welcome to the Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This website will give you a glance at our complex, multi-faceted department. We are proud of the cutting-edge research carried out by our faculty and trainees. The work ranges from basic science investigations in microbial pathogenesis, immunobiology and cancer biology to clinical and translational research defining the current and future practice of pathology. Our highly regarded educational programs include a highly sought after residency program in anatomic and/or clinical pathology, PhD granting graduate programs in microbe-host interactions and molecular pathology and immunology, and abundant opportunities for clinical or postdoctoral research training. We also now offer a highly innovative course for undergraduate students at Vanderbilt. Finally, we take great pride in providing state-of-the-art pathology services to the patients of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and beyond.


PMI Seminar Series

Spring 2024 Schedule

Next Seminar:

PMI Seminar


This week:

Monday, February 26

  • Happy Monday!

Tuesday, February 27

  • PMI Seminar Series - 11:00 am,Teams - See PMI Calendar for Details
    Megan Behringer,PhD
    “Microbial Hunger Games: How different intervals of feast and famine shape microbial evolution"

Wednesday, February 28

  • MHI Journal Club - 9:00 am, MCN A5221
  • Surgical Pathology Unknowns - 12:00 pm, Teams - See PMI Calendar for Details"
    Brannan Griffin, MD
    “Gynecologic Subspecialty Unknowns”
  • Pathophysiology Journal Club - 1:00 pm, MRBIV 1230
    Jay Jerome, PhD

Thursday, February 29

  • MPT Seminar Series - 1:00 pm, MRBIII 1220
    Cherie Saffold (Pua Lab)
    Grace Morales (Schmitz Lab)

Friday, March 1



PMI Research and Education Fund