The Department of Pathology has a tradition of research and Experimental Pathology excellence.
The mission of the Branch of Experimental Pathology is to perform laboratory research that provides
insights into developing clinical therapies for patients with unmet needs. The major areas of research
are tumor biology, carcinogenesis & metastasis, UV carcinogenesis, cancer immunology, wound healing,
stem cell biology, HIV, HCV and herpes virus infection, and bacterial pathogenesis. Each of these has
potential clinical relevance. Experimental Pathology is defined as disease-oriented hypothesis testing
or generating research. Our Experimental Pathology branch’s progress parallels OSU’s signature programs
in cancer, neuroscience, cardiovascular transplantation, wound healing, infectious disease and critical care
medicine. In addition, within the Experimental Pathology branch are unique programs in image analysis
and tissue banking.
The Experimental Pathology Branch is led by Dr. Ramesh Ganju who holds the Scott Endowed Chair in
Pathology and is Vice Chair of the Experimental Pathology Branch. The Division currently has 20 primary
and adjunct faculty members and over 60 scientists and support personnel. Each faculty member has his
or her own set of projects. In addition, faculty members collaborate with each other and share reagents