The Cern Team

Robert Jenkins  

CERN Scientific Advisory Board

Robert Jenkins  

Professor of Laboratory Medicine
Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Individualized Medicine Research
Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory
Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota


B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Biochemistry, 1977
Ph.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Developmental Biology, 1981
M.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Medicine, 1983 

Residency and Fellowship

Clinical Pathology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Hematopathology/Cytogenetics, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Board Certifications

American Board of Pathology – Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
American Board of Medical Genetics – Clinical Cytogenetics 

Research Interests

Cancer genetics, particularly elucidation of the genetic events important for cancer initiation, progression, and metastasis. Using molecular genetic, cytogenetic, and molecular cytogenetic techniques, he is currently studying various genetic aspects of human brain tumors, and prostate cancer.

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