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

Samuel A. Santoro, M.D., Ph.D.

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.

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This week:

Monday, December 10

  • PMI Seminar Series - 12:00 pm, 214 Light Hall

John Karijolich, Ph.D.

“RNA Processing and Metabolism at the Interface of Host-Virus interactions”

  • AP Didactics: Journal Club - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN

GU V: Penis (Gellert)

Tuesday, December 11

  • AP Fellow Conference - 7:30 am, SP Sign out Room
  • VI4 Seminar - 10:30 am, Light Hall 512

Megan R. Kiedrowski, Ph.D.

“Bacterial Community Dynamics in Polymicrobial Infections.” 

  • CP Fellow Teaching - 12:00 pm

Endocrinology: Pituitary and Adrenal Testing (Yi)

Wednesday, December 12

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

Rana Smalling

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

Eszter Szentirmai, M.D.


  • VICB Seminar Series - 12:15-1:15pm, 1220 MRB III

Will Pomerantz, Ph.D.

“Inspiration from Fluorination: Chemical Biology Approaches to Probe Molecular Recognition Events in Transcription" 

Thursday, December 13

  • VI4 Seminar - 10:30 am, Light Hall 214

Kenneth Matreyek, Ph.D.

“Massively Parallel Assays for Protein Function in Disease”

  • Molecular Pathogenesis Trainee (MPT) Seminar Series - Resumes in January
  • AP Grand Rounds  - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN

​​Brianne Flynn, M.D.

Vanessa Anne Russo States, M.D

Friday, December 14

  • Pathology Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds (LMR) - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN

​​Robert Frank Cornell, M.D.

  • Immunology Journal Club - 12:00 pm, A-5305 MCN

Tom Aune, Ph.D. (PI)



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