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

Peter S. Rabinovitch, M.D. Distinguished Alumnus Award

Dr. Peter Rabinovitch talks about his life long connection with the University of Washington and his research in the Biology of Aging.

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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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Upcoming Events

Pathology Presents: Dr. Mariana Byndloss

January 15, 2020 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm | HSB T-739

Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD  

Pathology Presents: Dr. Lori Isom

January 22, 2020 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm | HSB T-739

Lori Isom, PhD  

Seminars: 8th Annual Women Faculty Day

February 5, 2020 at 8:30am - 3:00pm | Center for Urban Horticulture

Pathology Presents: Dr. Brian Beliveau

February 19, 2020 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm | HSB T-739

Brian Beliveau, PhD  

Path Grand Rounds: Presents Dr. Caitlin Latimer

March 4, 2020 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm | UWMC NE 110

Caitlin Latimer, MD, PhD