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

Samuel A. Santoro - Department 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

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

Next Seminar:


Monday, September 9th, 2019


Karine Gibbs

Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Harvard University




This week:

 Monday, July 15

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

Medical Autopsy

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

​​​​​​​Janet Markle, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

“Monogenic determinants of immunity, and the Goldilocks principle: too little immunity is bad, but too much may be worse”

Tuesday, July 16

  • AP Fellow Conference - 7:00 am

Intro to Histology

  • CP Conference - 12:00 pm

Micro parasites

Wednesday, July 17

  • MHI Journal Club - 9:00 am, C-2303 MCN
  • Surgical Pathology Unknowns (RSS) - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN

Kelley Mast, MD

Unknown Cases in Surgical Pathology

Thursday, July 18

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

Nathan Klopfenstein (Serezani Lab)​​​​​​​

Friday, July 19




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