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

A Message from the Chair:

Dr.Santoro2.JPGWelcome 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

Immunology Faculty Candidate

University of California, San Diego

214 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

Immunology Faculty Candidate

Harvard University

214 Light Hall
February  25, 2019



214 Light Hall
March 4, 2019

Spring Break

No Seminar

March 11, 2019 Spring Break

No Seminar

March 18, 2019



512 Light Hall


This week:

Monday, January 14 

  • PMI Seminar Series - CANCELLED
  • AP Didactics: Journal Club - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN

Cytology - CSF/body fluids (Schultenover) ​​

Tuesday, January 15

  • AP Fellow Conference - 7:30 am, SP Sign out Room
  • VI4 Seminar Series - 10:30 am, Light Hall 214

Michael S. Van Nieuwenhze, PhD

Professor, Standiford H. Cox Chair in Chemistry

Indiana University

“Fluorescent D-amino acids (FDAAs) and their use in the study of bacterial cell division”

  • CP Fellow Teaching - 12:00 pm

Electrolytes (Colby)

Wednesday, January 16

  • Surgical Pathology Unknowns Conference Series (RSS) - 12 Noon, C-2303 MCN

Ben Ramos, MD, PhD

  • ​​​​​​VICB Seminar Series - 12:15 pm, 1220 MRBIII

​​​​Eric Brown, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

McMaster University

"A Path of Ceased Resistance: Systems Approaches to Antibiotic Drug Discovery" 

Thursday, January 17

  • Residents’ Meeting - 7:30 am
  • Molecular Pathogenesis Trainee (MPT) Seminar Series - No Seminars until 1/25
  • AP Grand Rounds  - No Seminar

Friday, January 18

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

Megan Desai and Jason LeGrand 

  • Immunology Journal Club - 12:00 pm, C-2105 MCN

Luc Van Kaer, PhD (PI) 



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