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Pathobiology of Human Disease: A Dynamic Encyclopedia of Disease Mechanisms

By: , Posted on: August 22, 2014

The new standard reference in the pathology and molecular biology of human disease.

Pathobiology of Human Disease

Edited by:

Linda M. McManus, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA

Richard Mitchell, Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

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  • Reviews quantitative advances in the imaging and molecular analysis of human tissue, new microarray technologies for analysis of genetic and chromosomal alterations in normal and diseased cells and tissues, and new transgenic models of human disease using conditional, tissue-specific gene targeting
  • Articles link through to relevant virtual microscopy slides, illustrating side-by-side presentation of “Normal” and “Disease” anatomy and histology images
  • Fully-annotated with many supplementary full color images, graphs, tables, and video files linked to data sets and to live references, enabling researchers to delve deeper and visualize solutions


Pathobiology of Human Disease bridges traditional morphologic and clinical pathology, molecular pathology, and the underlying basic science fields of cell biology, genetics, and molecular biology, which have opened up a new era of research in pathology and underlie the molecular basis of human disease.

The work spans more than 48 different biological and medical fields, in five basic sections:

  • Human Organ Systems
  • Molecular Pathology/Basic Mechanisms of Diseases
  • Animal Models/Other Model Systems
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology

Each article provides a comprehensive overview of the selected topic to inform a broad spectrum of readers from research professionals to advanced undergraduate students.

For a complete list of section editors, as well as the Table of Contents, scroll through the below attachment!  

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Learn more about our Editors-in-Chief!

Linda M. McManus, PhD, is a Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Pathology, at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX. She conducts basic biomedical research focused on the cellular and molecular regulation of inflammatory events in tissue injury and regeneration. Dr. McManus is Past-President of the American Society for Investigative Pathology, Director of the Cardiovascular Pathobiology Training Program and Co Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Education Programs at UT San Antonio.

Richard N. Mitchell, MD, PhD is Professor of Pathology and Health Science and Technology Society at Harvard Medical School and is a staff pathologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, specializing in cardiovascular and autopsy pathology. He conducts research at the interface of immunology and vascular cell biology, focusing on the mechanisms underlying acute and chronic rejection in solid organ allografts, with specific emphasis on heart transplantation. He is Associate Director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), directs the HST Human Pathology course at Harvard Medical School, and has written several chapters for the Robbins and Cotran “family” of pathology texts.

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7 thoughts on “Pathobiology of Human Disease: A Dynamic Encyclopedia of Disease Mechanisms

  1. Dear Sir/Madam
    I am one of the authors of Renal Tumors and saw some minor error in Abbreviations. It should be “NR: Nephrogenic rest” instead NR: Nephrogenic rest before PA in different line. “before PA in different line” should be deleted. It just shows replacement order for typesetting editor.
    Many thanks
    Ayhan Ozcan, MD
    Associate Professor

  2. Hi Caitlin
    I am referring to Abbreviations in the both (blog post and online content)
    Many Thanks

  3. Hi; I am the author of the chapter on Liver Transplantation and just today received proofs. Should I post corrections here or send them to someone else. Also, Figure 1 in my chapter should be attributed to: Ohtani et al, The Anatomical Record, 2008; 291: 643-652.

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