The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to bringing leading-edge basic and applied research and innovation to patient care.

The research-intensive faculty within the department have several major focus areas including cancer, immunology, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, diabetes, and genetics. The faculty consist of tenured associate and full professors, several of which currently hold endowed chairs or professorships. They interface with University of Minnesota departments and centers such as the Center for Immunology, Masonic Cancer Center, and the Institute for Translational Neuroscience.


Tumer joins tissue typing/HLA faculty 

Gizem Tumor photo

Gizem Tumer joined our tissue typing/ HLA faculty October 31 as an assistant professor.  She received an MD from Ankara University School of Medicine after completing international clinical medical rotations at Fairview University Medical Center.

Tumer had post-sophomore year fellowship training in our department and was a postdoc in the Dental School’s Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences.  She completed her residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at New Jersey Medical School and fellowships in HLA/histocompatibility and transfusion medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

Before joining our department Tumer was associate medical director for transfusion medicine at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.

Welcome Dr. Tumer!


Online pathology for non-MDs

Register LAMP 4177 (3 credits, Spring/Summer)

The Nature of Disease: Pathology for Allied Health Students

This online course is a study of the mechanisms of human disease.  Students receive a substantial foundation in the pathobiology of human disease and medical terminology.  The course covers general pathology followed by organ system pathology.

Non University of Minnesota students are welcome and can register through the College of Continuing Education (CCE), University of Minnesota.

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Research spotlight

Hogquist named to AHC Academy of Excellence in Health Research

Kristin Hogquist

Kris Hogquist is a 2015 inductee into the AHC Academy of Excellence in Health Research.  You can see her plaque on the wall in the PWB/Moos concourse. 

Hogquist is recognized around the world for her many important contributions to understanding T-cell immunology.  Currently she is studying T-cell development in the thymus. She joins six previous inductees from Laboratory Medicine and Pathology:

Steve Jameson
Hank Balfour
Matt Mescher
Harry Orr
Jim White
Steve Hecht