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Research Services, Programs & Laboratories

The Department of Pathology is committed to upholding the tradition of research excellence known at the VCU Medical Center. The driving force behind everything we do is simply to provide patients with the best medical care possible.

We are also dedicated to facilitating the research of other faculty in the institution or the community who require use of our state-of-the-art equipment, staff and/or faculty.

Pathology Research Laboratories:

Our renovated state-of the-art research and administration space (23,000 nsf) currently has 9 principal investigators involved in basic/translational research.

Atfi Lab - Molecular mechanisms of cancer and cancer-associated cachexia
Research Labs - Tumor promoting mechanisms by regulatory T (Treg) cells
Clevenger Lab - Role of the prolactin receptor signaling in breast cancer pathogenesis
Gerszten Lab - Paleopathology
Harrell Lab - Identification of genetic mediators of breast cancer liver metastasis, METAvivor
Jackson-Cook Lab - Genetic/Epigenetic factors contributing to chromosomal instability 
Koblinski Lab -  Role of syndecans in breast cancer metastasis to the brain
Oh Lab - IGFBP-3/IGFBP-3R axis in human cancer and the pathophysiology of the IGFBP-related proteins
Radhakrishnan Lab - Understanding and targeting protein degradation pathways in cancer

Learn more about our research laboratories