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Kiang-Teck Jerry Yeo, PhD

  • Professor of Pathology
    Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics
  • Research and Scholarly Interests: Clinical Chemistry, Pharmacogenomics, Precision Medicine, Mass Spectrometry, Cardiac Biomarkers, TDM
  • Websites: Yeo LabSite, Research Network Profile
  • Contact: jyeo@bsd.uchicago.edu

Dr. Yeo is an academic clinical chemist with over 30 years of experience and is board-certified in Clinical Chemistry (1990) & Toxicological Chemistry (1995) by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. He was the Director of Clinical Chemistry and Endocrinology Laboratories and Dartmouth Reference Laboratory and Professor of Pathology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center(1995-2007). Prior to that he was the Scientific Director of Clinical Chemistry and Endocrinology Laboratories and an Assistant Professor at Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School (1987-1995). Dr. Yeo was past-President of the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (2017-2018), past-Chair of the AACC Personalized Medicine Division (2017-2018), past Treasurer of the AACC Proteomics & Metabolomics Division (2015-2016), past-Chair of Chicago Section of AACC (2014-2015), past-Chair of the AACC Molecular Pathology Division (2008-2010), and past Vice-President of American Board of Clinical Chemistry (2003-2005). His research interests are in emerging angiogenic biomarkers, clinical mass spectrometry and clinical pharmacogenomics applications for precision medicine. He had published more than 100 original articles, book chapters and abstracts in the field of clinical chemistry and pharmacogenomics.

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Senior Postdoc Fellow - Clinical Chemistry
1987

Howard University Cancer Center
Washington, DC
Research Associate - Cancer research
1985

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY
PhD - Biochemistry
1983

University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
BSc - Biochemistry
1977

Use of the angiogenic biomarker profile to risk stratify patients with intrauterine growth restriction.
Arenas GA, Tang NY, Mueller A, Lopes Perdigao J, Kaur H, Abramowicz JS, Mussatt K, Yeo KJ, Rana S. Use of the angiogenic biomarker profile to risk stratify patients with intrauterine growth restriction. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2021 May 12; 3(4):100394.
PMID: 33991706

Longitudinal SARS-CoV-2 antibody study using the Easy Check COVID-19 IgM/IgG™ lateral flow assay.
Higgins RL, Rawlings SA, Case J, Lee FY, Chan CW, Barrick B, Burger ZC, Yeo KJ, Marrinucci D. Longitudinal SARS-CoV-2 antibody study using the Easy Check COVID-19 IgM/IgG™ lateral flow assay. PLoS One. 2021; 16(3):e0247797.
PMID: 33661960

Is Adding IgM Antibody to Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing Useful for COVID-19 Travel Screening?
Yi X, Chan CW, Yeo KJ. Is Adding IgM Antibody to Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing Useful for COVID-19 Travel Screening? Am J Clin Pathol. 2021 02 11; 155(3):321-323.
PMID: 33399188

Evaluation of the Truvian Easy Check COVID-19 IgM/IgG Lateral Flow Device for Rapid Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Detection.
Chan CW, Shahul S, Coleman C, Tesic V, Parker K, Yeo KJ. Evaluation of the Truvian Easy Check COVID-19 IgM/IgG Lateral Flow Device for Rapid Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Detection. Am J Clin Pathol. 2021 02 04; 155(2):286-295.
PMID: 33135049

Implementation of pharmacogenomic testing in oncology care (PhOCus): study protocol of a pragmatic, randomized clinical trial.
Reizine N, Vokes EE, Liu P, Truong TM, Nanda R, Fleming GF, Catenacci DVT, Pearson AT, Parsad S, Danahey K, van Wijk XMR, Yeo KJ, Ratain MJ, O'Donnell PH. Implementation of pharmacogenomic testing in oncology care (PhOCus): study protocol of a pragmatic, randomized clinical trial. Ther Adv Med Oncol. 2020; 12:1758835920974118.
PMID: 33414846

Evaluation of the Truvian Easy Check COVID-19 IgM/IgG Lateral Flow Device for Rapid Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Detection.
Chan CW, Shahul S, Coleman C, Tesic V, Parker K, Yeo KJ. Evaluation of the Truvian Easy Check COVID-19 IgM/IgG Lateral Flow Device for Rapid Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Detection. Am J Clin Pathol. 2020 Nov 02.
PMID: 33135049

Analytical and Clinical Evaluation of the Automated Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Assay on the Roche cobas e602 Analyzer.
Chan CW, Parker K, Tesic V, Baldwin A, Tang NY, van Wijk XMR, Yeo KJ. Analytical and Clinical Evaluation of the Automated Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Assay on the Roche cobas e602 Analyzer. Am J Clin Pathol. 2020 10 13; 154(5):620-626.
PMID: 32814955

Evaluation of interference effects from hemolysis, icterus and lipemia on the Roche Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 assay.
Tang NY, Yeo KJ, van Wijk XMR. Evaluation of interference effects from hemolysis, icterus and lipemia on the Roche Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 assay. Clin Chim Acta. 2020 Oct; 509:293-294.
PMID: 32598879

Pharmacogenomic-Based Decision Support to Predict Adherence to Medications.
Christian C, Borden BA, Danahey K, Yeo KJ, van Wijk XMR, Ratain MJ, O'Donnell PH. Pharmacogenomic-Based Decision Support to Predict Adherence to Medications. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2020 08; 108(2):368-376.
PMID: 32236960

False-Positive Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Results: An Example of Reagent Carryover.
Tang NY, Groboske SE, Baldwin AD, Yeo KJ, van Wijk XMR. False-Positive Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Results: An Example of Reagent Carryover. J Appl Lab Med. 2020 03 01; 5(2):429-431.
PMID: 32445392

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President
Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry
2017 - 2018

Chair, Personalized Medicine Division
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
2017 - 2018

Albert A. Dietz Service Award
Chicago Section of AACC
2016

Chair, Chicago Section
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
2014

Samuel Natelson Research Award
Chicago Section of American Association for Clinical Chemistry
2013

AACC Outstanding Speaker Award
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
2013

International Travel Fellowship
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
2005

Vice-President
American Board of Clinical Chemistry
2003 - 2005

Fellow
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry
1997

Diplomate
American Board of Clinical Chemistry
1990