Douglas F. Stickle, PhD, DABCC, FACB - August 2012 Mentor of the Month

Doug grew up in New Jersey, where his father worked as a biochemical engineer for Squibb for his entire career following his MS degree from the University of Tennessee. Following his father's footsteps, Doug graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Chemical Engineering. He then obtained an MS in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and then obtained a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Doug trained in physical biochemistry as a postdoc at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, before becoming a postdoctoral trainee in clinical chemistry at Washington University. His first lab position was as a lab officer in the US Army, as chief of the immunochemistry section of the regional laboratory at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. After three years of active duty service, he took a Pathology faculty position at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His work there for ten years as technical director of chemistry included being director of the mass spectrometry section of the CDC-sponsored terrorism response network laboratory. While in Nebraska, he also served on the state's Newborn Screening Advisory Board. He joined the faculty in Pathology at Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 2010, and serves as director of chemistry and POCT.

Doug served in various executive committee positions in the AACC Midwest local section, including one year as Chair. He has also served on the Board of Directors for ABCC and as its President; he currently serves on the Board of Directors of NACB. He also currently serves on the editorial advisory panel for AACC's Strategies on-line publication, and as a board member of AACC's Van Slyke Foundation. His research interests and expertise span areas of physical biochemistry, mathematical modeling of physiological systems, mass spectrometry, statistics and quality control.