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ASIP Mission Statement

The mission of the Society is to promote the discovery, advancement, and dissemination of basic and translational knowledge in experimental pathology and related disciplines. This shall be achieved by fostering investigation into the pathogenesis, classification, diagnosis, and manifestations of disease through meetings, publications, and educational activities.

Mission and History

The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) is a society of biomedical scientists who investigate mechanisms of disease. Investigative pathology is an integrative discipline that links the presentation of disease in the whole organism to its fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms. It uses a variety of structural, functional, and genetic techniques and ultimately applies research findings to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. ASIP advocates for the practice of investigative pathology and fosters the professional career development and education of its members. 

ASIP welcomes basic and clinical biomedical research scientists as active members.

ASIP is a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology(FASEB), a coalition of 26 independent societies that plays an active role in lobbying for the interests of 100,000 biomedical scientists.

ASIP Members that have Received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine


Peter C. Doherty  and Rolf M. Zinkernagel
University of Zurich, Institute of Experimental Immunology, Zurich, Switzerland
"for their discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence"
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Baruj Benacerraf (1920-2011)
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
"for their discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions"

Shared with (non-ASIP members) Jean Dausset and George D. Snell
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Peyton Rous (1879-1972)
Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
"for his discovery of tumour-inducing viruses"
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Edward Calvin Kendall (1886-1972)
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
"for their discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects"

Shared with (non-ASIP members) Tadeus Reichstein and Philip Showalter Hench
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George H. Whipple
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
"for their discoveries concerning liver therapy in cases of anaemia"

Shared with (non-ASIP members) George Richards Minot and William Parry Murphy
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Karl Landsteiner (1868-1943)
Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York, NY, USA
"for his discovery of human blood groups"
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Alexis Carrel (1873-1944)
Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York, NY, USA
"in recognition of his work on vascular suture and the transplantation of blood vessels and organs"

Received Nobel Prize one year prior to formation of ASEP; was a charter member of ASEP
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