200 First Street, S.W.
Rochester, MN 55905
Nikola Baumann, Ph.D.
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|
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
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.
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.