Pathobiology and Mechanisms of Disease

The Pathobiology and Mechanisms of Disease Program is designed to give PhD students a strong background in graduate-level biology. We have created a curriculum that deeply examines the basic science, clinical, and social implications of a number of diseases in great detail. Diseases like sickle cell anemia, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, neuromuscular diseases, liver diseases, diabetes, and diseases of the eye are major areas of research focus. Our program aims at a new approach to converting basic research of disease into clinically relevant results. Alumni have gone on to important positions in academia, government, and industry.




Director of Graduate Studies

Associate Director of Graduate Studies

  • Clarissa Waites, PhD

    • Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology and Neurosciences

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