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Nikola Baumann, Ph.D.
Telephone: 507-284-3017

Mayo Clinic
200 First Street, S.W.
Rochester, MN 55905

Faculty and Research Interests

Mayo Clinic   

Roshini Abraham, PhD

Primary Immunodeficiency, Immune competence, function and reconstitution

Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, PhD

Molecular Diagnosis, Tumor Markers, and Thyroid Cancer

Linnea M. Baudhuin, PhD

Molecular Genetics, Pharmacogenetics, Cardiovascular Disease

Nikola Baumann, PhD

Disease markers

Darci Block, Ph.D. Pre-analytic quality in lab specimen collections, Body Fluid Testing, Test Utilization
Leslie Donato, Ph.D. Cardiovascular risk markers, Point of Care testing, Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

Stefan Grebe, MD, PhD

Endocrinology, Peptide hormones

John Heit, MD

Laboratory Genetics, Hematology

James Hoyer, MD


Paul Jannetto, Ph.D. Clinical/Forensic Toxicology, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Pain Management, Pharmacogenomics

Brad Karon, MD, PhD

Point of Care/Critical Care Testing and Platelet Function/Aspirin resistance

Jerry A. Katzmann, PhD

Protein Analysis, Flow Cytometry

Loralie Langman, PhD

Drugs of abuse, pharmacogenetics of psychoactive drugs, post-mortem toxicology

Vanda A. Lennon, MD, PhD


John C. Lieske, MD

Nephrolithiasis, Urinary Markers of Disease, Renal Function Assessment

Dietrich Matern, MD

Biochemical Genetics

Sean J. Pittock, MD


Ravinder J. Singh, PhD

Steroid Endocrinology

Christine L. Snozek, PhD

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Cancer Therapy

Melissa R. Snyder, PhD

Immunology, autoantibodies, allergic diseases

 Program Listing:

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2 years
$47,259 (2010)
Mayo Foundation

Application Procedures:


Doctoral degree with emphasis on molecular biology or biochemistry. The criteria for acceptance by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry are used for evaluation of credentials.


Request application form. Submit completed form, three letters of reference, and transcripts.
Interview required.


October 1 of year preceding appointment on July 1.

Program Description:

The two-year postdoctoral training program at Mayo clinic consists of three interactive elements:

1. Fellows participate in clinical chemistry rotations with clinical pathology residents (two month duration). Basic principles of analysis, review of pathophysiology of diseases and application of clinical chemistry to diagnosis are presented in a structured didactic format with laboratory exercises and case presentations. Fellows also lecture to this group on specific subjects. Assignment is made upon completion of rotation to on-call response to inquiries relating to clinical chemistry.

2. Fellows rotate through Mayo diagnostic laboratories and are involved in daily operation of laboratory, problem solving, and evaluation of methods (six month duration).

3. Fellows are assigned to participate in developmental research that is believed to have a clinical diagnostic application (15 months). The laboratory director assigns additional responsibilities. In addition, the fellow is a full participant in weekly clinical chemistry review sessions and seminars, attends selected medical lectures and rounds, and participates in teaching activities.

Participants are expected to take the American Board of Clinical Chemistry examination at the completion of the program.