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


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

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PMI Seminar is on Mondays at Noon in 214 Light Hall unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Seminars:

Date Speaker Institution Location
January 14, 2019 Cancelled    

January 21, 2019

Happy MLK Day!

No Seminar


January 28, 2019

Ruben Martinez Barricarte, PhD (download flyer)

Immunology Faculty Candidate

The Rockefeller University

214 Light Hall

February 4, 2019

Jeevisha Bajaj, PhD (download flyer)

Immunology Faculty Candidate

University of California, San Diego

208 Light Hall

February 11, 2019

Gangqing Hu, PhD (download flyer)

Immunology Faculty Candidate

National Institute of Health

214 Light Hall
February 18, 2019

Chaoran Li, PhD (download flyer)

Immunology Faculty Candidate

Harvard University

214 Light Hall


February  28, 2019

Aaron Whitely, PhD (download flyer)

MP Faculty Candidate

Harvard Medical School

202 Light Hall
March 4, 2019

Justin Milner, PhD (download flyer)

Immunology Faculty Candidate 

University of California, San Diego 214 Light Hall


March 5, 2019

11:00 am

Robert Kirchdoerfer, PhD (download flyer)

Immunology Faculty Candidate 

The Scripps Research Institute 512 Light Hall
March 11, 2019 Spring Break

No Seminar

March 18, 2019

Spring Break

No Seminar

March 25, 2019


No Seminar

April 1, 2019

Alice S. Prince, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Columbia University

214 Light Hall
April 8, 2019

Owen Pornillos, PhD

Associate Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

University of Virginia

214 Light Hall
April 15, 2019

Rahul Satija, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology

New York University

214 Light Hall
April 22, 2019

Rita Tamayo, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

University of North Carolina

214 Light Hall
April 30, 2019

Gurol Suel, PhD

Professor of Molecular  Biology

University of California, San Diego

208 Light Hall
May 6, 2019

Sebastian Winter, PhD

Assistant Professor of Microbiology

University of Texas, Southwestern

202 Light Hall
May 13, 2019

Renee Tsolis, PhD

Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

University of California, Davis

214 Light Hall
May 20, 2019

Paul Turner, PhD

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Yale University

214 Light Hall
May 27, 2019

Memorial Day

No Seminar

June 3, 2019

Summer Break

Seminars resume in the Fall  


This week:

 Monday, April 15

  • AP Didactics: Journal Club - 12:00 pm, MCN C-2303
  • PMI Seminar - 12:00 pm, 214 Light Hall

Rahul Satija, PhD

Assistant Professor, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

New York University

“Comprehensive Integration of Single Cell Data

Tuesday, April 16

  • AP Fellow Conference - 7:30 am, SP Sign out Room
  • CP Fellow Teaching - 12:00 pm

Wednesday, April 17

  • Pathophysiology Journal Club - 11:00 am, C-2105 MCN

Benjamin Hacker

  • Surgical Pathology Unknowns Conference Series (RSS) - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN

Colt McClain, MD

Dermpath Fun

  • VICB Seminar - 12:15 pm in 1220 MRBIII

Ken Hsu, PhD

University of Virginia

"Exploring Ligand Binding Space to Discover New Lipid Biology"

Thursday, April 18

  • Residents’ Meeting - 7:30 am
  • Informatics - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN

LIS Configuration

  • Molecular Pathogenesis Trainee (MPT) Seminar Series - 1:00 pm, 1220 MRBIII

Amyn Murji (Georgiev Lab)

Friday, April 19

  • Pathology Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds (LMR) - 12 Noon, C-2303 MCN

Dr. Mike Susman

Dr. Alex Maris

  • Immunology Journal Club - 12:00 pm, A-4224 MCN

Dawn Newcomb, PhD



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