Research in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston University focuses primarily on the biology, genetics, and immunology of cancer, and on neurologic disorders. Our faculty employs multi-disciplinary and state-of-the-art approaches to study the basis of disease at the molecular genetic cellular and whole-organism levels.

Current foci of research by departmental faculty and students include:

  • disorders of brain development and normal aging
  • disorders of cell cycle and cell signaling in the pathogenesis and progression of colorectal, breast and hematopoietic cancers
  • normal and abnormal immunological responses to infectious agents and environmental toxins and to other stimuli that may be responsible for amyloidosis or autoimmune disease, disorders of control of energy metabolism related to pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus and obesity
  • development of immunotherapies for cancer and infectious diseases
Details of faculty research can be obtained by visiting individual web pages:

Immunology and Infectious Disease

B Cells2

Joel Henderson

Dennis Jones

Nicholas Crossland


Neuroscience and Neurology


Krzysztof Blusztajn

Ivana Delalle

Lee Goldstein

Ann McKee

Barbara Slack

Tiffany Mellott

Thor Stein

Jon Cherry


Cell Signaling and Cancer 


Joel Henderson 

Nader Rahimi 

Shi Yang

Dennis Jones

Jim Crott


Translational Medicine

Gareth Morgan

TransMed3Joel Henderson

Chris Andry

Nancy Miller

Robert Pistey

Nader Rahimi

Shi Yang

Yuriy Alekseyev

Eric Burks

Yachana Kataria

Anna Belkina


Core Services 


Biospecimen Archive Research Core (BARC)

Laboratory and Biorepository Research Services (LABS) Core

Microarray and Sequencing Core

Proteomics Consultation Core