Research Services, Programs & Laboratories

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.

Clinical Pathology Research Services (CPRS)

The Division of Clinical Pathology offers a diverse menu of laboratory testing services.  Our laboratories are well equipped to provide the highest level of support to health care providers and researchers through leading-edge technologies, quality assurance measurements, and laboratory management programs. Clinical Laboratory Testing Research Specimen Processing


Tissue and Data Acquisition and Analysis Core

TDAAC is a resource designed to provide high quality controlled human tissue samples to VCU investigators as well as provide customized services to assist them in all tissue collection, consenting, and processing needs.Find out more about TDAAC

Molecular Pathology

The Molecular Pathology Research Services (MPRS) specializes in providing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) services in a CLIA’88 certified laboratory for research, translational research, and clinical trials. 

The Molecular Diagnostics Clinical Trial Services specializes in providing nucleic acid based testing for clinical studies of new in-vitro diagnostics tests as well as clinical trials that required molecular diagnostics and pharmacogenetic testing.Molecular Pathology Research Services (MPRS) Molecular Diagnostics Clinical Trial Services

Research In Progress

Join us for our 2020-2021 Research In Progress Series:

Location: Zoom
Date/Time: Wednesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Second Wednesday of the Month

Click here for 2020-21 RIP Schedule

Pathology Research Laboratories:

Our research and administration space (23,000 nsf) recently undergone a state-of-the-art renovation. Currently, our department has 10 principal investigators involved in basic/translational research.

Atfi Lab - Molecular mechanisms of cancer and cancer-associated cachexia
Bos Lab - 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
Sirica Lab - Altered Growth Factor Pathways in Biliary CancerLearn more about our research laboratories


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