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University of Chicago Medicine

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KT Jerry Yeo, PhD, DABCC, FACB

Telephone: 773-702-1318
Fax: 773-702-6268
The University of Chicago
Department of Pathology
MC0004, TW010
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Assistant Director:
Xander M.R. van Wijk, PhD, DABCC

The University of Chicago, Department of Pathology, MC0004, TW010
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Telephone: 773-702-1318

Faculty and Research Interests:

 The University of Chicago Medicine

 Kathleen G. Beavis, MD

 Cost-effective diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

 Soma Das, PhD, FACMG

 Molecular Diagnosis of Human Genetic Disease

 Carrie A. Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABMG

 Molecular Cytogenomics in Neoplastic, Genetic and  Complex Diseases

Sandeep Gurbuxani, MBBS, PhD

Hematopathology, Mechanism of Chemotherapy Resistance

 Susana Marino, MD, PhD, DABHI

 Transplant Immunology & Immunogenetics

 Jonathan Miller, MD, PhD

 Coagulation: Regulation of Platelet Receptor (GPIb/IX/V complex)

Lauren L. Ritterhouse, MD, PhD

Genomics Molecular Pathology, Emerging Molecular Biomarkers, Circulating Tumor DNA, Immunotherapy Biomarkers

 Jeremy P. Segal, MD, PhD

 Novel Next-Gen Sequencing and Informatics Tools for  Cancer Genomics discovery and clinical testing

 Vera Tesic, MD

 Clinical Microbiology and Immunology

Xander M.R. van Wijk, PhD, DABCC

Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Pharmacogenomics, Mass Spectrometry

Geoffrey Wool, MD, PhD

Acquired Coagulation Factor Inhibitors, Platelet Im-munology


Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Pharmacogenomics, Cardiac Biomarkers and Mass Spectrometry Applica-tions


Program Listing

Level(s) of training: Postdoctoral
Number of positions available per year: 1 (every 2-3 years) Please contact fellowship director for availability.
Duration of program: Two years
Approximate annual salary or stipend: consistent with PGY1
Source of funding: Departmental
Current number of trainees: 1
Number of past graduates: 1 (started in July 2011)
Date of ComACC accreditation: January 2012

Application Procedures:

Prerequisites: Applicants must possess an earned doctoral degree (PhD) in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, molecular biology, or a related biomedical science or a doctorate of medicine (MD) degree with preferably 1-3 of postdoctoral experience in a research laboratory. Must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 30 semester hours in undergraduate and/or graduate level chemistry or biochemistry courses prior to admission into the program to meet certification eligibility requirements by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.

Procedures: See for additional information.

Deadline: None; opening will be listed until filled.

Program Description:

The University of Chicago Department of Pathology offers a two-year fellowship in Clinical Chemistry starting July 1st 2011 (and runs on a 2-year cycle). Clinical chemistry employs chemical, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics applications in the assessment of health and disease. These laboratory data are used for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of disease, and guiding therapy in clinical medicine. This training will prepare the successful candidate for a career in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. Fellows are expected to take the American Board of Clinical Chemistry examination by the completion of the program.

Essential Functions of the Fellow:

  1. Participate and manage clinical research projects in Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Mass Spectrometry & Clinical Pharmacogenomics that includes research, development, and val-idation of emerging biomarkers in clinical laboratory medicine, especially in the areas of pharmacogenomics and cardiology. Perform method validations and assist in implementa-tion of new clinical chemistry tests. Provide consultations of clinical chemistry testing under the supervision of the laboratory director. Collaborate with clinical researchers to develop and provide appropriate clinical testing required for translational research projects as directed by the laboratory director.
  2. Participate in the education of students, pathology residents in the area of clinical chemistry and pharmacogenomics. Be current with publications in the area of clinical chemistry. Prepare and present cases and findings at several departmental and multidisciplinary conferences. Present research findings at national meetings, and publish work in appropriate journals.