Residency Training Research

The residency program in Pathology provides residents with a rich and diversified research opportunity. Residents are able to choose a mentor from faculty with research expertise and a common interest in residency education from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center along with neighboring affiliated institutions including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Veterans' Affairs Medical Center.

This innovative research experience enables residents to receive cutting-edge training in biomedicine and biotechnology with our world-renowned faculty at UT and its affiliated institutions, and involves a melding of faculty in both basic science and clinical departments. Residents emerge from this program as highly competitive biomedical scientists ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century.

Research is focused on human health-related problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, drug addiction and other mental health-related diseases, neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Huntington's, multiple sclerosis, etc), infectious diseases, and other catastrophic diseases.

Research Areas

Specific areas of research include:

  • Hematopoiesis
  • Cellular immunology
  • Genomics and proteomics
  • Cytokine receptors and transcription factors
  • Wound healing
  • Molecular basis of infectious diseases
  • Coagulation disease
  • Vaccine development
  • Genetic disorder

Each resident is encouraged to participate in an activity characterized by scholarly pursuit leading to an invitation to a national scientific meeting.

Contact Us

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

930 Madison Ave, 5th Floor
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6300
Fax: (901) 448-6979