Ph.D. Graduate Program

Ph.D. Graduate Program

Hidden Staff/Faculty: 
Soman Abraham, PhD, Margaret J. Atchison

          

About

The graduate program in the Department of Pathology was established in the early 1960's with the goal to train investigators to understand and solve fundamental problems in experimental pathology. Pathology historically has been based on the gross and microscopic analysis of tissue. However, the research labs in the Duke Department of Pathology use a wide variety of experimental techniques that encompass the full range of modern cell and molecular biology. Our graduate...

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Experimental Pathology

In 1858, the great pathologist Rudolf Virchow wrote a book entitled "Cellular Pathology."  In this book Virchow formulated his concept that changes in cells accounted for diseases in organs. Subsequently, Virchow postulated the response to injury model of atherosclerosis. Today, a revolution in our knowledge of vascular injury has essentially supported Virchow's concept of atherosclerosis. Virchow can rightly be called the father of experimental pathology, that part of pathology which is...

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Contacts
Soman Abraham, PhD

Soman Abraham, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies

Margaret J. Atchison

Margaret J. Atchison

DGS Assistant

DUMC 3712

Room 344M Davison South

Durham, NC 27710

Email

919-681-1882