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James C. Dohnal, PhD, MSISM, DABCC

Technical Director
Core Lab (Biochemistry/Hematology/Immunology)

NSLS Outreach Services & Operations Support

The CORE laboratory includes testing from the disciplines of Biochemistry, Hematology, and Immunology.  The laboratory is highly automated with emphasis on rapid turnaround times across an extensive test menu.  Research interests include fetal lung maturity testing, the use of bone markers in prostate cancer, the application of computers to laboratory testing/results distribution, and laboratory automation.


  • American Board of Clinical Chemistry, 1984

University Appointment

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Education and Training

  • 1978, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, PhD, Biochemistry


  • Rosecrans R, Dohnal JC: Seasonal vitamin D changes and the impact on health risk assessment.  Clin Biochem 2014 May; 47(7-8):670-2.
  • Mork T, Killeen CT, Patel NK, Dohnal JM, Karydes HC, Leiken JB: Massive insulin overdose managed by monitoring daily insulin levels. Am J Ther 2011 Sep; 18(5):e162-6. 
  • Killeen C, Meehan T, Dohnal J, Leikin JB: Pseudorenal insufficiency with isopropyl alcohol ingestion.  Am J Ther 2011 Jul; 18(4):e113-6.
  • Rosecrans R and Dohnal J: The effect of complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) products on laboratory testing.  Semin Diag Pathol 2009 Feb; 26(1):38-48.