Alumni Spotlight - February 2013

Dr. Shawn Clinton

 

Education

University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT                                        

2010 - present

Post-Doctoral Fellow

 

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN                              

2004 – 2010

Ph.D. in Molecular Sciences

Dissertation: “Interactions of Francisella tularensis with Components of the Host Fibrinolytic system”

 

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS                                                    

1998 - 2001

B.S. in Medical Technology, cum laude

Honors Thesis: “A Comparative Study of Four Serological Tumor Markers for the Detection of Breast Cancer”

 

  

Certifications/Memberships/Awards

Certifications

 •Medical Technologist (MT), American Society for Clinical Pathology

 

Memberships

 •American Association for Clinical Chemistry

 •Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists

  

Awards

  •  Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists / 2012
  •  Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists / 2011
  •  Student Research Award, Mississippi Society for Clinical Laboratory Science/ 2011
  •  Cheryl L. Goodwin Memorial Medical Technology Scholarship / 2000

  

 Professional Experience/Employment History

Clinical Reference Laboratory, Lenexa, KS                                                             

2012 - Present

LABORATORY TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

  

University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT                                             

2011 - 2012

ASSISTANT LABORATORY DIRECTOR (ACTING)

 

University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT                                             

2010 - 2012     

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW

 

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN                                    

2008 - 2009

FACULTY STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

 

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN                                             

2006

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT

 

University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS                                                

2001 - 2004

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST/CLINICAL HISTOCOMPATIBILITY TECHNOLOGIST

 

Teaching Experience

University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT

Lecturer – An overview of fecal fat testing by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), 2012

Lecturer – PATH 6900 Blood gasses, pH, and electrolytes, 2011

Lecturer – Plasma Catecholamines/Ion-exchange chromatography, 2010

Lecturer – Overview of the HE4 tumor marker assay, 2010

  

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN

Instructor – Medical Microbiology Laboratory, 2006

 

Presentations

 2012

Performance Evaluation of Microfluidic-based_Alpha-fetoprotein-L3 and Des-Y-carboxy Prothrombin Assays using the µTASWako® i30 Immunoanalyzer.

Poster presentation at the American Association for Clinical chemistry Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

Development of a Luminex® Microsphere-Based Assay for the Quantitative Measurement of CG and CBβ in Serum.

Abstract selected for oral presentation at the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI

 

 2011

Suspected patient adulteration of urine by ex vivo addition of oxycodone and buprenorphine containing formulations.

Abstract selected for oral presentation at the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO

Development of a Luminex® Microsphere-Based Assay for the Quantitative Measurement of hCG and hCGβ in Serum.

Poster presentation at the American Association for Clinical chemistry Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

 Publications and Papers

Clinton SR.  Ethylene Glycol Toxicity.  AACC TDM and Toxicology Newsletter, 2012 Winter ed.

Clinton SR.  Barakauskas VE, Grenache DG.  “Taking Candy from the Baby.”  Case study.  Clinical Chemistry.  (accepted for publication, 2011)

Clinton SR.  K2 Spice and Synthetic Cannabinoids.  2011.  AACC TDM and Toxicology Newsletter, 2011 Spring ed.

Clinton SR.  Bina JE, Hatch TP, Miller MA.  Binding and activation of host plasminogen on the surface of Francisella Tularensis.  BMC Microbiol.  2010 Mar 12; 10:76.

Lavine CL, Clinton SR.  Angelova-Fischer I, Marion TN, Bina XR, Bina JE, Whitt MA, and Miller MA.  Immunization with heat-killed Francisella tularensis elicits antibody-medicated protective immunity.  Eur. J. Immunol.  2007; 37:3007-3020.

Clinton SR.  Beason KL, Bryant S, Johnson JT, Jackson M, Wilson C, Holifield K, Vincent C, Hall M. A comparative study of four serological tumor markers for the detection of breast cancer Biomed Sci Instrum  2003; 39: 408-14.