As a medical discipline, pathologists engage in patient care as consultants and innovators for biochemical, molecular, and cell biology tests that guide diagnostic and treatment choices. Through these roles, the UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine assists health professionals and patients in making optimal decisions based on the latest diagnostic studies, using state-of-the-art instrumentation.

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is an integral part of the vibrant UCLA research enterprise and includes faculty members with a broad array of basic, translational, and clinical research interests in areas that include Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Immunology/Inflammation, Metabolism, Neuroscience, and Regenerative Medicine. Departmental researchers seek to better understand disease pathogenesis and translate these findings to the clinic. Departmental research has continued to thrive and grow over the past decade. Faculty publish their findings in many of the top biomedical journals such as Cell, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Nature Immunology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   

The large group of investigators in the Department provides numerous opportunities for interaction through informal discussions, frequent seminars, Grand Rounds presentations, and various symposia. In addition, faculty in the Department interface with the larger UCLA research community via various interdepartmental programs. As a result of these activities, UCLA is a highly interactive and collaborative environment in which interdisciplinary research flourishes.

For more information, please visit the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine webpage.

Last updated
January 4, 2024