Mayo Clinic



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


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


Faculty and Research Interests

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 Hemoglobinopathies
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 Neuroimmunology
John C. Lieske, MD Nephrolithiasis, Urinary Markers of Disease, Renal Function Assessment
Dietrich Matern, MD Biochemical Genetics
Sean J. Pittock, MD Neurology
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

Level(s) of training: Postdoctoral
Number of positions available per year: 2
Duration of program: 2 year
Approximate annual salary or stipend: $47,259 (2010)
Source of funding: Mayo Foundation
Current number of trainees: 4
Number of past graduates (over last 15 years): 65

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.