David Thorne

David Thorne, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)
Senior Specialist, Emeritus
Phone: (517) 353-7800
Fax: (517) 432-2006
E-mail: thorne@msu.edu

David Thorne, PhD, MT(ASCP), retired in December of 2017. Dr. Thorne received both graduate and undergraduate degrees from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He joined the MSU Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program as a faculty member in 1991. Dr. Thorne's research interests include factors controlling the viability of cold stored erythrocytes, development of assays to evaluate novel toxins, and criteria used to establish allowable error for proficiency testing. Dr. Thorne was involved in the development of an effective delivery system in the classroom and through distance learning modalities. He was the director of the graduate programs for the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program. He has been a certified medical technologist since 1981 and a registered clinical chemist (NRCC) since 1993. He is an active member of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.