The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to bringing leading-edge basic and applied research and innovation to patient care.

The research-intensive faculty within the department have several major focus areas including cancer, immunology, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, diabetes, and genetics. The faculty consist of tenured associate and full professors, several of which currently hold endowed chairs or professorships. They interface with University of Minnesota departments and centers such as the Center for Immunology, Masonic Cancer Center, and the Institute for Translational Neuroscience.





Seegmiller joins LMP faculty

Jesse Seegmiller

Jesse Seegmiller, Ph.D. joins our faculty as an assistant professor on October 31.  He will join the Division of Clinical Chemistry and will focus most of his activities at the ARDL research facility.  He was a clinical chemistry fellow at the U of M for the last two years and received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Wyoming. 

Seegmiller also worked post-Ph.D. at the Mayo Clinic and AB SCIEX.  His expertise includes liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry (Q-TOF) of clinical samples.  

Seegmiller also has experience developing innovative assays in his field.











Bell symposium

41st E.T. Bell fall pathology symposium

Elexius Bell

The 41st E.T. Bell fall pathology symposium, "Lung, thymus and head and neck pathology: Update on classifications, diagnosis, molecular testing and therapy," will be held Friday, October 28, 2016, 8:00 am- 6:30 pm, at the Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.  There will be a reception at 6:30 pm. following the symposium.

The Minnesota Society of Pathologists's seminar "Clinically relevant update on pathologic diagnosis of lung and head and neck disorders" will be held the following day, October 29, 2016, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, also at the Commons Hotel. 

Register for these events here:

For further information, contact Rosemary at or (952) 929-9398.

Research spotlight

Hogquist to deliver Dean’s Distinguished Research Lectureship  

Kristin Hogquist

LMP immunologist Kristin Hogquist and Bruce Blazer of Pediatrics are being honored with the fourth annual Dean’s Distinguished Research Lectureship recognizing the outstanding research achievements of Medical School faculty.  Dean Brooks Jackson will present Hogquist and Blazer with the 2016 Distinguished Lectureship award on Monday, November 7th, 5pm. in the Best Buy Theater at Northrop Auditorium prior to their lectures.

Dean Jackson will also recognize faculty members who meet the publication criteria to be added to the Medical School Wall of Scholarship

Last year Hogquist was inducted into the AHC Academy for Excellence in Health Research for her many important contributions to understanding T-cell immunology.  Currently she is studying T-cell development in the thymus.