The Department of Pathology has a tradition of excellence in biomedical research and experimental pathology, which is defined as disease-oriented hypothesis testing or generating research. 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. Our Experimental Pathology branch’s progress parallels OSU’s signature programs in cancer, neuroscience, cardiovascular transplantation, infectious disease and critical care medicine. The major areas of research are Tumor Progression and Metastasis, UV Carcinogenesis, Brain Tumor Pathogenesis, Angiogenesis, Inflammation, Immunotherapy, Stem Cells, Immunobiology, Autoimmunity, Virology, Infectious Diseases, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Ex vivo Blood Cell Production and MicroRNA. Each of these has potential clinical relevance. In addition, within the Experimental Pathology branch are unique programs in image analysis and tissue banking.