Outreach manager Jane Hermansen regards Mayo Clinic as the pinnacle of healthcare. Having spent her formative years in Minnesota, she was inspired by her uncle Roger to embark on a path as a laboratory scientist. Presently, she oversees the Mayo Clinic Laboratories outreach consulting and network programs. In addition, she spearheads the laboratory industry's only outreach conference, Leveraging the Laboratory.

By Nicole Holman • September 13, 2023

This week's research roundup feature: Activated mast cells in periprosthetic joint infection-associated tissue.

By Samantha Rossi • September 12, 2023

An avid runner and fitness buff, Mark Kocak didn’t think he needed medication for his high cholesterol and hypertension. After coming to Mayo Clinic for ceramide testing, Mark knew exercise alone would not be enough to him on a path toward greater longevity.

By Chris Bahnsen • September 11, 2023

This week's research roundup feature: 16S rRNA gene PCR/Sequencing of heart valves for diagnosis of infective endocarditis in routine clinical practice.

By Samantha Rossi • September 5, 2023

This week's research roundup feature: Association of plasma biomarkers of Alzheimer Disease with cognition and medical comorbidities in a biracial cohort.

By Samantha Rossi • August 22, 2023

This week's research roundup feature: Gain-of-function mutant p53 together with ERG proto-oncogene drive prostate cancer by beta-catenin activation and pyrimidine synthesis.

By Samantha Rossi • August 15, 2023

In spring of 2022, Adam Stewart joined Mayo Clinic’s Blood Donor Program as a marketing and recruitment coordinator. He enjoys and finds great purpose in his work because he loves to see members of his local community donate blood and help patients in need.

By Nicole Holman • August 9, 2023

This week's research roundup feature: Age-based versus young-adult thresholds for nephrosclerosis on kidney biopsy and prognostic implications for CKD.

By Samantha Rossi • August 8, 2023

Her father was a heavy smoker who eventually needed bypass surgery for his clogged arteries, and three of her sisters died prematurely from heart attacks. So, as Stephanie Blendermann approached the age of 65, she had good reason to think her family history would catch up with her sooner or later. That is, until she came to Mayo Clinic for ceramide testing, which helped to change the trajectory of her life.

By Chris Bahnsen • August 7, 2023

This week's research roundup feature: A lncRNA from the FTO locus acts as a suppressor of the m6A writer complex and p53 tumor suppression signaling.

By Samantha Rossi • August 1, 2023

This week's research roundup feature: The clinical and molecular spectrum of ETV6 mutated myeloid neoplasms.

By Samantha Rossi • July 25, 2023

Joune Twist has always embraced her natural interest for learning new information and improving processes. In 2019, her curiosity and previous work led her to join Mayo Clinic’s Neuroimmunology Lab. As a medical laboratory scientist, Joune tests patient samples and shares her findings with providers.

By Nicole Holman • July 19, 2023

This week's research roundup feature: Natural history, predictors of development of extramedullary disease, and treatment outcomes for patients with extramedullary multiple myeloma.

By Samantha Rossi • July 18, 2023