Grand Rounds

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Grand Rounds are designed to improve the broad practice of laboratory medicine and pathology, including patient care, research, medical education and innovation. Sessions are open to the public and presentations are posted online for review. CME credits are available to those who attend in person.

Time & Location


Grand Rounds are held weekly on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Masonic Cancer Research Building.

450 Masonic Cancer Research Building
425 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fall Semester 2019


September 11

Kenny Beckman, PhD
Director, University of Minnesota Genomics Center (UMGC)
Adjunct faculty member in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota

"Genomics 2025: It’s NOT all about the base"

September 18

Wenqing Cao, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Service
Director, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship Program
NYU Langone Health, New York, New York

"Studies on diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in gatrointestinal and liver malignancies"

September 25

Shelly Williams, MD
Transfusion Fellow
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

The Life of an NK cell: A Manufacturing and Cell Therapy Perspective”


October 2

Eran Andrechek, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Michigan State University

October 9

Jesse Seegmiller, PhD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Chemistry
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Assessment of renal function:  Gold standards to new innovations"

October 16

Richard S. Vander Heide, MD, PhD, MBA
LSU Health, School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

“The cardiac cytoskeleton:  Not just a bag of bones”

October 23

C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Service Leader of Neuropathology
Director of Neuropathology Fellowship Program
UW School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

"UW Precision Neuropathology Core: Integrating traditional methods with quantitative approaches to advance brain science  

October 30

Hatem Sabaawy, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey


November 6


November 13

Ed Stelow, MD
Professor of Pathology
School of Medicine
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia                    

November 20

Danny R. Welch, PhD
Cancer Biology, School of Medicine
KU Medical Center
The University of Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas

"Mitochondrial polymorphisms as contributors to metastasis and other complex diseases"


December 4

Thomas Giordono, MD, MPH
Professor and Section Chief
Infectious Diseases and Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas 

December 11

Carlos Torres Cabala, MD
Department of Pathology
Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

December 18

Charles Chiu, MD, PhD
Professor, Laboratory Medicine
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California