Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine



Division of Laboratory & Genomic Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Box 8118
660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110


Ann M. Gronowski, PhD, DABCC
Telephone: (314) 362-0194
Fax: (314) 362-1461
E-mail: gronowski@wustl.edu

Associate Director
Chris Farnsworth, PhD, DABCC
Telephone: (314) 362-1503
Fax: (314) 362-1461
E-mail: cwfarnsworth@wustl.edu



Affiliated Institutions:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Faculty and Research Interests

Bridgit Crews, PhD, DABCCClinical toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, mass spectrometry applications and assay development
Christopher Farnsworth, PhD, DABCCAcute and critical care biomarker development and testing, mitigating preanalytic and laboratory errors, infectious disease biomarkers and testing
Ann Gronowski, PhD, DABCCReproductive endocrinology, maternal fetal medicine, biomedical ethics
Ron Jackups, MD, PhDClinical informatics and decision support for laboratory utilization
Melanie Yarbrough, PhD, DABMM, DABCCTotal laboratory automation, diagnostics for urinary tract and sexually transmitted infections, detection of bloodstream infections
Dennis Dietzen, PhD, DABCCPediatric clinical chemistry, inborn errors of metabolism, mass spectrometry, clinical toxicology, lab stewardship
Stephen Roper, PhD, DABCCPediatric clinical chemistry and toxicology, clinical applications of mass spectrometry, inborn errors of metabolism, and disorders of lipid metabolism
OthersResearch component of fellowship can be arranged with many other faculty at Washington University
Pathology Research Collaborative https://pathologyresearchcollaborative.wustl.edu/

Program Listing:

Level(s) of training: Postdoctoral
Number of positions available per year: 1
Duration of program: 2 years
Approximate annual salary or stipend: Equal to PGY-1 Residency salary
Source of funding: Departmental & Hospital
Current number of trainees: 2

Application Procedure:


PhD or MD.


Applications are available here.

A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference are required.


September 1 of year preceding the July start date.

Program Descriptions

The Jack Ladenson Fellowship in Clinical Chemistry combines training in the analytical, clinical, and administrative aspects of clinical chemistry with basic and applied research experience. The training is designed to prepare the candidate for a career in academic laboratory medicine or clinical practice by providing a foundation to apply to future developments in clinical pathology as well as current practice. The training program is organized in the laboratories of the two hospitals of the Washington University Medical Center: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The clinical chemistry training faculty includes 7 individuals of varied backgrounds and interests. The integrated research experience is generally in the laboratories of division faculty members but can be arranged in the laboratory of other members of the Washington University faculty. The minimum period of the fellowship is two years; however three years is more common.