American Society for Investigative Pathology

The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) is a society of biomedical scientists who investigate mechanisms of disease.[1] ASIP membership includes scientists in the academic, government, hospital, and pharmaceutical arenas that focus their research on the pathogenesis, classification, diagnosis and manifestations of disease. Research findings are ultimately used in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. The word pathology is derived from the Greek word "pathos" meaning "disease."

ASIP traces its earliest beginnings to the Boston Society of Medical Sciences that was begun in 1869 by a group of faculty from Harvard Medical School. In 1901 the American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists (AAPB) was established. In 1976 the AAPB and the American Society for Experimental Pathology (ASEP) joined to form the American Association of Pathologists (AAP), which in 1992 became ASIP.[2]

ASIP is a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), a coalition of 27 independent societies that includes over 125,000 biomedical scientists from around the world. FASEB plays an active role in lobbying for the interests of its constituents.

Scientific Interest Groups

Scientific Interest Groups (SIGs) represent the specialty interests of the membership, and include Biobanking, Breast Cancer, Cell Injury, Digital and Computational Pathology, Environmental and Toxicologic Pathology, Gene Expression, Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy, Inflammation/Immunopathology, Informatics, Liver Pathobiology, Molecular Diagnostic Pathology, Neoplasia/Growth Regulation, Neuropathology, Pulmonary Pathobiology, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis, Vascular and Mucosal Pathobiology, and Veterinary Pathology


The American Journal of Pathology (AJP),[3] official journal of the American Society for Investigative Pathology, publishes articles on the cellular and molecular biology of disease.

The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (JMD),[4] co-owned by the American Society for Investigative Pathology and the Association for Molecular Pathology, publishes articles on scientific advances in the translation and validation of molecular discoveries in medicine into the clinical diagnostic setting, and the description and application of technological advances in the field of molecular diagnostic medicine.

Career Development Resources

Journey to Success: Career Pathways for Biomedical Scientists in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine > A guide for PhD candidates in the life sciences considering a career in experimental pathology.

The Road to Becoming a Biomedical Physician Scientist in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine A guide for students considering a physician scientist career.

Pathology: A Career in Medicine, Published by the Intersociety Council for Pathology Information (ICPI)

Scientific meetings

The ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology features current topics in disease pathogenesis, including both mechanistic and translational aspects of pathology research. Programming includes several major symposia, workshops, educational sessions, award lectures, and other special sessions that feature nationally and internationally recognized investigators and speakers. Various aspects of professional growth and advancement are presented in career development workshops that specifically address the needs of MD, MD/PhD, PhD, and other trainees. Additional sessions are programmed from abstract submissions to the ASIP topic categories covering a wide variety of subjects related to pathogenesis research.

The Pathobiology for Investigators, Students, and Academicians (PISA) Meeting features lectures presented by the leading scientists in their field. Abstract-driven sessions and poster discussions offer a cordial, collegial and contemporary environment for learning and networking as well as an intimate setting for intellectual exchange and constructive criticism, especially for trainees and junior faculty.

Current president

Daniel G. Remick

Past presidents

  • 2016 George K. Michalopoulos
  • 2015 William B. Coleman
  • 2014 Kevin A. Roth
  • 2013 James M. Musser
  • 2012 Elizabeth R. Unger [5]
  • 2011 Martha Furie
  • 2010 Chuck Parkos
  • 2009 Stanley Cohen
  • 2008 Linda M. McManus
  • 2007 Mark L. Tykocinski
  • 2006 Peter M. Howley
  • 2005 Stephen J. Galli
  • 2004 Nelson Fausto
  • 2003 Abul K. Abbas
  • 2002 Fred P. Sanfilippo
  • 2001 Avrum I. Gotlieb
  • 2000 T. Collins
  • 1999 M. E. Sobel
  • 1998 V. Kumar
  • 1997 H. F. Dvorak
  • 1996 D. G. Kaufman
  • 1995 R. G. Lynch
  • 1994 R. Ross
  • 1993 M. W. Lieberman
  • 1992 M. A. Gimbrone, Jr.
  • 1991 M. E. Lamm
  • 1990 D. F. Bainton
  • 1989 T. S. Edgington
  • 1988 E. R. Unanue
  • 1987 D. Korn
  • 1986 R. S. Cotran
  • 1985 C. G. Becker
  • 1984 J. W. Grisham
  • 1983 P. E. Lacy
  • 1982 D. G. Scarpelli
  • 1981 V. T. Marchesi
  • 1980 F. F. Becker
  • 1979 P. A. Ward
  • 1978 R. E. Anderson, and M. J. Karnovsky
  • 1977 G. B. Pierce
  • 1976 R. B. Hill, Jr. and H. C. Pitot
  • 1951 Frieda Robscheit-Robbins
  • 1921 Frederick George Novy


  1. "American Society for Investigative Pathology - Mission and History". Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  2. American Society for Investigative Pathology (2018), An Executive Summary of the History of ASEP and Its Successors, archived from the original on 2018-06-30, retrieved 2018-06-30.
  3. "The American Journal of Pathology Home Page".
  4. "The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics Home Page".
  5. "American Society for Investigative Pathology". Retrieved 2014-08-22.
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