Faculty


Smith, Brian Richard

Chair

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Biomedical Engineering, of Medicine (Hematology) and of Pediatrics; Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine


       

Campbell, Sheldon Mark

Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine; Director, Medical Microbiology Course; Director, Laboratories at VA CT Healthcare System; Director, Microbiology Fellowship

Biography

I'm Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and Director of Clinical Laboratories for the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. My a bachelor’s degree is in Biology from Rice University in Houston, Texas. I completed my M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine, also in Houston. I was a resident and post-doctoral fellow in Laboratory Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. I'm board certified in Clinical...

I'm Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and Director of Clinical Laboratories for the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. My a bachelor’s degree is in Biology from Rice University in Houston, Texas. I completed my M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine, also in Houston. I was a resident and post-doctoral fellow in Laboratory Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. I'm board certified in Clinical Pathology and Medical Microbiology by the American Board of Pathology. I'm medical director of microbiology, chemistry, and point-of-care testing for VA Connecticut, and have a role in the chemistry, hematology, and microbiology specialty areas for the New England Veteran’s Integrated Service Network laboratories. My research interests include education of pathology residents and medical students, point-of-care testing, HIV testing, and evidence-based medicine. I direct the Medical Microbiology second-year medical school course, and compose and perform original songs on a wide variety of topics, many related to infectious diseases and laboratory medicine.

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Chang, Sandy

Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Pathology; Associate Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Biography

Dr. Chang graduated with a BS from Yale College in 1988, and obtained his MD from Cornell University Medical College and his PhD from Rockefeller University in 1997. He completed residency in Clinical Pathology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and did his postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Ronald DePinho at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. He was an Assistant and then Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, before joining the...

Dr. Chang graduated with a BS from Yale College in 1988, and obtained his MD from Cornell University Medical College and his PhD from Rockefeller University in 1997. He completed residency in Clinical Pathology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and did his postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Ronald DePinho at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. He was an Assistant and then Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, before joining the faculty at Yale Medical School as a tenured Associate Professor in 2010. Dr. Chang's research interests focuses on how telomeres, protein/DNA structures at the ends of chromosomes, are properly maintained to protect chromosome ends from engaging a DNA damage response.

Dr. Chang is the recipient of numerous awards, including those from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Ellsion Medical Foundation, the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research, and the Ellis Benson Award from the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists. He was elected into the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 2009.

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Cotmore, Susan F

Senior Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine


Devine, Lesley

Associate Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine; Scientific Director, Cancer Center Immune Monitoring Laboratory


Dhaher, Roni

Associate Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine


Eid, Tore

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Neurosurgery; Assistant Director, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Director, Human Brain Microdialysis Program


Eisenbarth, Stephanie C

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Immunology); Assistant Director, Clinical Immunology & Flow Cytometry Laboratories; Director, Immune Monitoring Core


El-Khoury, Joe M

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine; Assistant Director, Clinical Chemistry

Biography

Dr. Joe El-Khoury is Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and Assistant Director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. El-Khoury is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. He completed his fellowship training in Clinical Biochemistry at Cleveland Clinic, his graduate training in Clinical-Bioanalytical Chemistry at Cleveland Clinic (in partnership with Cleveland State University), and his...

Dr. Joe El-Khoury is Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and Assistant Director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. El-Khoury is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. He completed his fellowship training in Clinical Biochemistry at Cleveland Clinic, his graduate training in Clinical-Bioanalytical Chemistry at Cleveland Clinic (in partnership with Cleveland State University), and his undergraduate training in Chemistry at the American University of Beirut (Lebanon). His specialty is method development by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry for quantitation of small molecule in biological fluids.

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Gu, Peili

Associate Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine


Haberman, Ann M

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Immunobiology; Director, In Vivo Imaging Facility


Hendrickson, Jeanne

Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine; Associate Director, Transfusion Medicine Service

Biography

Dr. Hendrickson is a pediatric hematologist and transfusion medicine specialist. Her clinical interests include factors influencing alloimmunization (particularly red blood cell alloimmunization), as well as strategies to minimize the formation and dangers of such antibodies. Her translational research interests include investigating the induction and consequences of red blood cell alloantibodies in transfusion and pregnancy situations.


Hodsdon, Michael Edwin

Associate Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Associate Professor of Pharmacology; Assoc. Director, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

Biography

B.S., Indiana Univeristy, 1989


Howe, John Greg

Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine; Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory


Jatlow, Peter I

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine and in Psychiatry

Biography

Dr Jatlow has been a member of the full time Yale faculty since 1968. He served as Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine from 1984-2006, and is currently Professor of Laboratory Medicine with a joint Appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. His clinical interests are focused on clinical chemistry and, in particular, toxicology. His research activities have been concerned with the clinical pharmacology of drugs of abuse, especially cocaine, nicotine and most recently alcohol.


Kavathas, Paula B

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Immunobiology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Associate Chair for Research; Director, Science Education Outreach Program; Chair, Women's Faculty Forum

Biography

Dr. Kavathas graduated with a B.A. in American Institutions, from the University of Wisconsin, writing her thesis on the role of Science in America in the 1960s. She stayed on to obtain her Ph.D. in Genetics from the Department of Genetics, founded in 1921 as the first Genetics Department in the country. At Wisconsin she worked with Dr. Robert DeMars and discovered the HLA-DP gene and used x-rays to develop a set of deletion-mutant cell lines for genetic analysis of the HLA region. She then...

Dr. Kavathas graduated with a B.A. in American Institutions, from the University of Wisconsin, writing her thesis on the role of Science in America in the 1960s. She stayed on to obtain her Ph.D. in Genetics from the Department of Genetics, founded in 1921 as the first Genetics Department in the country. At Wisconsin she worked with Dr. Robert DeMars and discovered the HLA-DP gene and used x-rays to develop a set of deletion-mutant cell lines for genetic analysis of the HLA region. She then went on to a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University with Dr. Leonard Herzenberg. She developed a novel approach for cloning genes for cell surface proteins using the fluorescence activated cell sorter (FACS), developed in Dr. Herzenberg's lab. Transferring human DNA into mouse L cells, she used the FACS to isolate rare varients expressing the human cell surface protein CD8 and went on to clone the gene from the varients.

At Yale she continued her studies on CD8 and recently has focused on the functional relevance of four isoforms of the CD8b protein that exist in humans and great apes but not mice. They are differentially expressed in naive T cells, activated T cells, and memory T cells. The lab also has identified a novel adaptor protein interaction with CD8 and is studying its functional relevance. Dr. Kavathas is the Chair of the Women Faculty Forum at Yale and former Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women of the American Association of Immunologists. She regularly serves on review panels for the National Institutes of Health and was a former Chair of the Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Study Section. Dr. Kavathas is the founder and Director of the Science Education Outreach Program is Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Laboratory Medicine.

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Keeler, Camille

Associate Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine


Krause, Diane S

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Cell Biology and of Pathology; Assoc. Director, Yale Stem Cell Center; Assoc. Director, Transfusion Medicine Service; Medical Director, Clinical Cell Processing Laboratory; Medical Director, Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory

Biography

Diane Krause MD, PhD is Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Cell Biology at Yale University; Associate Director of the Yale Stem Cell Center; and Director of the Clinical Cell Processing Laboratory. She received an Sc.B. degree in Biology from Brown University, and an MD and PhD degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and performed her post-doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University.


Landry, Marie-Louise

Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Director, Clinical Virology Laboratory; Director, Medical Studies; Vice Chair, Laboratory Medicine


Li, Lei

Associate Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine; Associate Research Scientist/S


Mihaylov, Ivailo Stefanov

Associate Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine


Peaper, David Ryan

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine; Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, YNHH; Director, Virology Reference Laboratory, VACT


Rai, Rekha

Associate Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine


Rinder, Henry

Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Medicine (Hematology); Associate Director, Yale Pathology Residency Program; Director, Clinical Hematology Laboratory; Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs (Diagnostic)

Biography

My academic background is in hematology. After training in internal medicine and hematology, I went on to post-doctoral work in clinical pathology to bolster our clinical and research activities.

My academic background is in hematology. After training in internal medicine and hematology, I went on to post-doctoral work in clinical pathology to bolster our clinical and research activities.

Our laboratory research focuses on cell-based diagnostics relevant to the basic biology of hemostasis and inflammation. We have evaluated the role of thrombin and complement in platelet dysfunction following extracorporeal circulation, studies of metabolic changes during platelet storage, hypercoagulability in drug abuse, and platelet function under the control of growth factors.

We also seek to understand platelet kinetics in a variety of disorders using the non-invasive peripheral blood assay for reticulated platelets.
Our collaborative focus on research includes murine disease models of platelet activation and kinetics; cell-based vascular risk associated with CPB; platelet physiology; and neutrophil markers for early recognition of sepsis.

These rewarding areas of investigation have seamlessly led to clinical investigation and educative endeavors, including becoming an author on the 4th and 5th editions of Hillman's Hematology in Clinical Practice (McGraw-Hill) and serving currently as the national chair of the ACLPS Education and ASCP RISE committees.

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Ross, Rebecca Lynn

Lecturer in Laboratory Medicine


Snyder, Edward Leonard

Professor of Laboratory Medicine; Associate Chair, Clinical Affairs (Therapeutic); Director, Apheresis/Transfusion Service; Director, Blood Bank; Director of Membership, Yale Cancer Center; Editor, Lab News


Stack, Gary Edward

Professor of Laboratory Medicine; Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at VA Connecticut


Tattersall, Peter John

Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Genetics

Biography

Dr. Tattersall received his B.Sc. in Molecular Biology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, and his doctorate from University College, London, England, in 1971, for studies on parvoviral DNA structure, replication and S-phase dependence, carried out at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF). Then followed two years of postdoctoral fellowship at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, in Nutley, New Jersey, where he worked out the structural protein strategy of these viruses,...

Dr. Tattersall received his B.Sc. in Molecular Biology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, and his doctorate from University College, London, England, in 1971, for studies on parvoviral DNA structure, replication and S-phase dependence, carried out at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF). Then followed two years of postdoctoral fellowship at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, in Nutley, New Jersey, where he worked out the structural protein strategy of these viruses, and then two further years in Yale University’s Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Department, where he formulated the rolling hairpin model for parvoviral DNA replication.

In 1975, he returned to the UK, working at the ICRF’s Mill Hill Laboratories on parvoviral interactions with differentiating cells. He moved back to Yale University in 1979, initially on the faculty of the Department of Genetics and then in Laboratory Medicine, where he was appointed professor in 1993. His laboratory continues to focus its efforts on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which mammalian parvoviruses target and enter particular cell types, express their genes, take over their host cells and replicate their own DNA.

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Tormey, Christopher Anthony

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Lecturer in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Director, Transfusion Medicine Fellowship


Torres, Richard

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine; Director, Flow Cytometry Laboratory

Biography

My laboratory interest is in identifying challenges with modern clinical laboratories and applying technological advances in the fields of optics and other engineering fields to develop new instrumentation.

My laboratory interest is in identifying challenges with modern clinical laboratories and applying technological advances in the fields of optics and other engineering fields to develop new instrumentation.

A principal research project involves the development of a new assay and instrument for analysis of von Willebrand factor multimers using the biophysical technique based on Brownian motion called fluorescence fluctuation spectroscopy. It also intends to optimize the analytical and optical approach for the analysis of complex biological mixtures with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and photon counting methods under a variety of special conditions. A second project is focused on applying advanced imaging techniques for three dimensional reconstruction of biopsies. The project aims to develop practical instrumentation for routine 3D examination of pathology specimens. These projects are being performed in close collaboration with Prof. Michael Levene in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale.

Another area of research being developed involves analysis, modelling, and optimization of conditions for storage of platelets that preserve activity. The project focuses on applying relevant engineering principles and techniques combined with emerging understanding of the relevant components of platelet function.

From a purely clinical perspective, my interests are in clinical chemistry methods, general coagulation testing and flow cytometry for hematologic disease.

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Wang, Yang

Associate Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine


Zhang, Ping-Xia

Associate Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine


Choi, Young

Professor of Pathology and of Laboratory Medicine
Director, Bridgeport Hospital Clinical Laboratories

Hudnall, Stanley David

Professor of Pathology and of Laboratory Medicine
Director, Hematopathology Program
Associate Medical Director, Precipio Diagnostics, LLC

Seashore, Margretta Reed

Professor of Genetics, of Laboratory Medicine, of Nursing and of Pediatrics
Director, Biochemical Disease Detection Laboratory

Siddon, Alexa

Instructor in Pathology and in Laboratory Medicine

Sklar, Jeffrey L.

Professor of Pathology and of Laboratory Medicine
Director, Molecular Diagnostics Program
Director, Molecular Genetics Pathology Fellowship
Director, Molecular Tumor Profiling Laboratory
Director of Molecular and Genomic Pathology

Xu, Mina LuQing

Assistant Professor of Pathology and of Laboratory Medicine

     

Baumgarten, Alexander

Professor Emeritus of Laboratory Medicine

Bove, Joseph Richard

Professor Emeritus of Laboratory Medicine

Donabedian, Richard Kaspar

Professor Emeritus of Laboratory Medicine

Edberg, Stephen C

Professor Emeritus of Laboratory Medicine

McPhedran, Peter

Professor Emeritus of Laboratory Medicine
Associate Research Scientist, Internal Medicine

     

Barchi, Daniel J.

Lecturer in Laboratory Medicine

Cohen, Sandra Ann

Lecturer in Laboratory Medicine

Fiedler, Paul N

Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology and of Laboratory Medicine
Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of St. Raphael

Frederick, William George

Assistant Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine
Clinical Instructor

Kaplan, Irina V

Assistant Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine

Levine, Robert Aaron

Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine

Marone, Peter E

Lecturer in Laboratory Medicine

Rathbone, Richard Rodion

Clinician, Department of Laboratory Medicine
Medical Director Laboratory Informatics, ITS-Lab, Yale-New Haven Health Services Corp.

Sanchez, Harold

Assistant Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine

Shafi, Nelofar

Assistant Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine

Spencer, Bryan Ross

Clinical Instructor in Laboratory Medicine

Velleca, Mark

Assistant Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine

Wardlaw, Stephen Clark

Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine