Education

Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

The Department of Pathology at The University of Chicago offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry. Clinical chemistry employs chemical, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics applications in the assessment of health and disease. These laboratory data are used for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of disease, and guiding therapy in clinical medicine. This training program will prepare the successful candidate for a career in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. Fellows are expected to take the American Board of Clinical Chemistry examination by the completion of the program.

Essential functions include:

  • Participate and manage clinical research projects in Clinical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry & Pharmacogenomics that includes research, development, and validation of emerging biomarkers in clinical laboratory medicine, especially in the areas of pharmacogenomics, therapeutic drug management and cardiology. Perform method validations and assist in implementation of new clinical chemistry and mass spectrometry tests. Provide consultations of clinical chemistry testing under the supervision of the laboratory director. Collaborate with clinical researchers to develop and provide appropriate clinical testing required for translational research projects as directed by the laboratory director.
  • Participate in the education of students, pathology residents in the area of clinical chemistry and pharmacogenomics. Be current with publications in the area of clinical chemistry. Prepare and present cases and findings at several departmental and multidisciplinary conferences. Present research findings at national meetings, and publish work in appropriate journals.

Fellowship Director

Kiang-Teck Jerry Yeo, PhD

Professor of Pathology
Professor of Committee on Clinical Pharmacology

Applicants must possess an earned doctoral degree (PhD) in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, or a related biomedical science or a MD/DO degree with preferably 1-3 years of postdoctoral experience in a research laboratory. Must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 30 semester hours (U.S. equivalent) in undergraduate and/or graduate level chemistry or biochemistry courses prior to admission into the program to meet certification eligibility requirements by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. 

Submit an application form, including all materials detailed on the form, to the Fellowship Coordinator Andre'a Wortham-Robinson (awrobinson1@bsd.uchicago.edu) and the Fellowship Director Dr. KT Jerry Yeo (jyeo@bsd.uchicago.edu).

  • 2019-2021: Filled
  • 2021-2022: AVAILABLE
Fellows Fellowship Years Additional Training Post-Training Position
Maximo J. Marin, MD 2017-2018

 

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology
Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Yifei Yang, PhD DABCC 2016-2017

 

Medical Director & Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology
ARUP and University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Siaw Li Amy Chan, PhD NRCC 2015-2017  

ACM Global Chemistry Director
ACM Medical Laboratory
Rochester, NY

Xin Yi, PhD DABCC 2013-2015  

Co-Director of Clinical Chemistry & Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Genomic Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

Edward Ki Yun Leung, PhD DABCC FAACC 2011-2013  

Director of Core Laboratory & Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles & Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA