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.

News

Clinics and Surgery Center opens 

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The new University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center opened Feb. 22.  It houses 37 medical specialties, more than 1,200 care providers, two pharmacies and a café. Patients will experience the same innovative care from world-renowned specialists but will benefit from an enhanced environment and services including extended clinic hours, convenient scheduling, easy check-in and check-out, and stress-free parking with improved valet parking service.  The photo above is the CSC Acute Care Laboratory.

 

Online pathology for non-MDs

The Nature of Disease: Pathology for Allied Health Students

LAMP 4177 (3 credits, Spring/Summer)
RegisterThis 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

Jameson to employ CRISPR/Cas genome editing in memory T-cell studies 

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Steve Jameson was awarded a five-year $1.25M (direct costs) R01 from NIAID, a renewal of his long-term research grant that was recently supported through an NIH MERIT award. The award supports studies in mice using novel gene expression manipulation techniques -- including the CRISPR/Cas 9 genome editing system (see Science: The CRISPR Revolution) -- to explore the factors that dictate whether memory T cells will become resident in tissues or circulate around the body in experimental mice.

In a recent paper in Nature Jameson and David Masopust of Microbiology and Immunology describe the immune system of mice raised outside the “Specific Pathogen Free” barrier facilities that are usually used to house experimental animals and suggest that such mice may constitute a better model for understanding key aspects of the adult human immune system.