University of Minnesota School of Medicine



Please send letters of interest to:

Ms. Gaby Cronick
Residency and Fellowship Program Administrator
University of Minnesota
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
MMC 609
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
612-624-8133 (voice)
612-625-3976 (fax)


Jesse Seegmiller, Ph.D, DABCC, Director

Affiliated Institutions:

University of Minnesota Medical Center
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis VA Medical Center

Faculty and Research Interests

University of Minnesota
Danni Li, Ph.D, DABCC Mass spectrometry and proteomics
John Crosson, M.D.​Immunology and autoimmune diseases
John H. Eckfeldt, M.D., Ph.D, DABCC​General clinical chemistry, kidney disease biomarkers, cardiovascular disease biomarkers and genetic.
Amy Karger, M.D., Ph.D​.Biochemical genetics, pediatric clinical chemistry
Anthony Killeen, M.D., Ph.D.​Novel methods of in vitro diagnosis, molecular diagnostics, molecular pathology, quality management of clinical laboratories.
Nathan Pankratz, Ph.D.​Biostatistics
Michael Steffes, M.D.Diabetes, kidney disease
Stefani Thomas, Ph.D.Mass Spectrometry, clinical proteomics
Bharat Thyagarajan, M.D., Ph.D.Molecular diagnostics
Michael Tsai, Ph.D., Co-DirectorCardiovascular genetics, homocysteine
Nicole Zantek, M.D., Ph.D.Hemostasis testing, transfusion medicine and blood utilization
VA Medical Center
Jasbir Singh, Ph.D., DABCCClinical and forensic toxicology
Henepin County Medical Center
Fred Apple, Ph.D., DABCCBiomarkers of cardiovascular disease, diagnostics and outcomes in acute coronary syndrome and heart failure, forensic toxicology, pharmacogenomics
Glen Hansen, Ph.D.Molecular genetics, automated systems

Program Listing

Level(s) of training: Postdoctoral
Number of position available per year: 1
Duration of program: 2 years for PhD’s; 1 or 2 years for MD’s depending on prior training
Approximate annual salary or stipend: NIH postdoctoral scale
Source of funding: Institutional and external research grants and contracts
Current number of trainees: 1
Number of past graduates (over last 10 years): 7
Additional Notes: New fellows are accepted to begin in the even number years

Application Procedure


Applicants should have earned Doctor of Philosophy or an equivalent doctoral degree in chemistry or another of the natural sciences, or a Doctor of Medicine degree from an appropriately accredited university or college. Sufficient courses in chemistry, biochemistry or other acceptable subjects should have been completed to qualify the applicants for certification eligibility with the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (i.e., a minimum of 30 semester hours (or equivalent) in undergraduate and/or graduate level chemistry or biochemistry courses taken at institutions acceptable to the Board).


Submit a letter of intent and curriculum vitae to the departmental Residency and Fellowship Program Administrator for initial consideration.  Selected applicants will be required to submit transcripts and three letters of recommendation.  Trainee selection conforms to requirements of the University of Minnesota for equal employment opportunity and is based solely on qualifications related to successful completion of the doctoral training program.   An interview is required.


September 1 of year preceding appointment on July 1

Program Description

The training program at the University of Minnesota and affiliated hospitals places a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of laboratory medicine and clinical interactions. Training involves the areas of clinical service, management, information services, teaching and research. Emphasis is placed on combining the consultative aspects of clinical chemistry and toxicology with applied and basic research experience. The program is organized to allow educational experiences in three laboratories—the University of Minnesota Hospital, the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, and Hennepin County Medical Center—that participate in a combined laboratory medicine and pathology residency training program. The training will prepare the candidate for a career in hospital, academic laboratory medicine, or industry. The integrated research experience will be arranged in the laboratories of the participating faculty.