The Division of Experimental Pathology and Laboratory Medicine seeks to elucidate the mechanisms underlying disease development using genetic, molecular biology, cell biology and epidemiological tools. This advancement of scientific and clinical knowledge will serve to facilitate development of new diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative measures. Experimental pathology provides the bridge between research and the clinic; it is from basic research that new ideas emerge.

Research within the Division of Experimental Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is primarily aimed at delineating and understanding the molecular basis of cancer, including cancers of the breast, prostate, ovary, pancreas, colon, brain, pituitary, thyroid, lung, and hematological and renal systems. Other areas of research include understanding of the basic mechanisms of fibrogenesis in renal disease.


Our vision is to promote excellence in patient care through the conduct of and collaboration in clinical and basic research.

Educational activities

Mayo Graduate School of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency.