Department and Faculty

The divisions of Clinical Biochemistry & Immunology, Clinical 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 Medical Laboratories (MML) is the referral center for Mayo Clinic. MML specializes in esoteric laboratory testing for health care organizations throughout the United States and around the world. MML's 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. Fellows have direct access to these faculty members throughout the Clinical Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Advisers and mentors

Fellows are assigned dedicated faculty advisers who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Trainees meet with their advisers periodically throughout the fellowship to review their progress and career goals, and ensure that their educational needs are being met. Advisers also serve as a contact point for introducing fellows and their families 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. Fellows are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.

March 01, 2017