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Department and Faculty

The divisions of Clinical Biochemistry & ImmunologyClinical Core Laboratory Services, and Laboratory Genetics provide qualitative and quantitative analysis of biological fluids, such as blood, serum or plasma, urine, or tissues for specific chemical constituents or physiologic processes. Physicians use these test results to screen for, diagnose, or monitor disease.

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is the referral center for Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic Laboratories specializes in esoteric laboratory testing for health care organizations throughout the United States and around the world. Mayo Clinic Laboratories' mission is to support the local delivery of laboratory services through the provision of exceptional reference laboratory services and by providing support services that facilitate and augment community integration efforts.


The staff includes 24 clinical biochemistry, immunology, and genetics specialists who are engaged in translational research to create new diagnostic clinical laboratory tests to identify or monitor disease, disease processes, or treatment of disease. You work closely with these individuals throughout your training in the Clinical Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Advisers and mentors

Faculty advisers are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. Your adviser may serve as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds, and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.