The research interests and activities of our faculty cover a broad range spanning from fundamental discovery to innovative clinical applications.

Indeed, the scope of research from basic mechanisms in molecular and cell biology to clinical trials is a major strength of Stanford Pathology. Our department is the proud home to a Nobel laureate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators, members of the National Academy, and numerous other distinguished researchers. Our relatively small but highly distinguished faculty consistently rank very high in NIH research funding. 

Particular areas of strength in basic science are bioinformatics, cancer biology, cell cycle regulation, genomics, inflammation, immunology, neurobiology, and stem cell research.

Our department has been a consistent leader in clinical innovation and the application of discoveries to improve the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.

Stanford Pathology trains many postdoctoral scholars and graduate students each year. Many of our residents and clinical fellows are actively engaged in research and many go on to participate in our Physician Scientist training program.

A major obligation in the responsible conduct of research is ensuring scientific data integrity as mandated by Stanford University and federal funding agencies (e.g., NIH).  A summary of Stanford’s policies for the responsible conduct of research can be found here: Responsible Conduct of Research. Please read the Department of Pathology's own Data Integrity Policy Statment here: Stanford Pathology Data Integrity Policy Statement.

Find out more about currently funded research projects faculty are working on, opportunities to apply for department supported seed grants, the work of our 22 faculty-run research labs, other research projects, and more in the links below.

Support & Services for Research in the Department of Pathology