Department of Pathobiology

Pathobiology researchers serve the national and the global community by dedication to the solution of problems in human health through discovery, application, and education. Our goals are to enhance prevention, treatment and cures through research, and to develop innovative clinical programs for treating patients. The common research theme and the multi-disciplinary creative investigators in Pathobiology assure a continued high degree of successful collaborations, discoveries and innovation that allow us to realize these goals.

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The Department of Pathobiology is home to a multi-disciplinary team of scientists who are dedicated to the study of disease at fundamental levels, as well as to the application of that knowledge.

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The department serves as a bridge between basic biomedical research and clinical medicine and facilitates new scientific knowledge in an environment where it can be translated into direct benefits for patients. The theme of laboratory research in the department is inflammation and repair, that when dysregulated form the common denominators of human disease.

Our mission is the discovery of mechanisms and origins of human disease and the use of that knowledge to develop basic and applied strategies for prevention, detection and control of diseases.

Capitalizing on the clinical strengths at the Cleveland Clinic, many of our programs include translational and clinical components related to these diseases. Several centers of study are focused on disease topics in collaboration with colleagues in the IBD center, Respiratory Institute, Liver Disease Research

The Department has grown substantially since its inception in 2004 through the recruitment of new staff, and the reorganization of clinical research at Cleveland Clinic. There are 25 staff members, 7 project staff, 7 adjunct staff, 5 research associates and more than 100 support personnel in Pathobiology with laboratories housed on the 2nd floor of the Lerner Research Institute NC building, NB2, NE4, and A50. The Department members of the Clinical Research Unit of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) are housed in M51 of the hospital and serve the Cleveland Clinic campus.