Department of Pathology, UW Medicine, University of Washington

Charles E. Alpers

Charles E. Alpers, MD
Professor and Interim Chair of Pathology

About the Department of Pathology

UW Medicine Pathology brings together state-of-the-art technology and highly trained personnel, including nationally and internationally recognized faculty to provide comprehensive diagnostic and personalized service to physicians, community hospitals, independent laboratories, and other health care organizations. We combine sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic and teaching institution in its delivery of pathology services.

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In the News

Department Highlights

Exploring the puzzle of Alzheimer’s ‘in a dish’ - Young Lab

Jessica Young, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms behind late-onset sporadic Alzheimer’s disease (SAD), the most common neurodegenerative disorder. The Young Lab's work is featured in an article on the UW Medicine Huddle and Newsroom websites.

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Inventing a Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases - Zhang Lab

The Zhang Lab, led by Dr. Jing Zhang, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology at UW Medicine, is aiming to be the first group to develop reliable, accurate, and reproducible blood biomarkers in the field for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The Zhang Lab's work is featured on the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center website.

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Commentary: Rare-disease research benefits us all

Case in point: A drug for cancer was found to extend lives of people with progeria, and may have broader use in cardiovascular health.

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AAAS names 8 UW researchers as fellows in 2017

Eight University of Washington researchers are among the 396 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, announced this month. Election as a fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers.

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Upcoming Events

Pathology Retreat: UW Joint Pathology and Lab Medicine retreat

October 19, 2018 at 1:00pm - October 20, 2018 at 3:00pm

Pathology Presents: PathPresents

October 24, 2018 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm | HSB T-739

Dr. David Vessler  

Pathology Presents: Beer & Science

October 31, 2018 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm | South Campus Center Room 254


Path Grand Rounds: 22C3 and Me- A Journey to Discover The Mechanism of PD-1 Response and Non-response

November 7, 2018 at 12:30pm - 1:20pm | Turner Auditorium (D209)

Robert Pierce, MD  

Pathology Presents: PathPresents

November 14, 2018 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm | HSB T-739

Dr. Kamila Naxerova