Leann Mikesh Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dr. Leann M. Mikesh received her M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science and a Ph.D. in Pathology from Michigan State University. Dr. Mikesh's Ph.D. research focused on identifying major histocompatibility complex (MHC) associated peptides by mass spectrometry. For this research she was an ASHI Scholar Awardee. Dr. Mikesh went on to continue her research in identifying MHC-associated peptides in cancer and disease using novel mass spectrometric methodologies at the University of Virginia where she completed a post-doctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Donald Hunt. Dr. Mikesh then completed a Laboratory Medicine Fellowship accredited by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry at the University of Virginia where she was awarded the AACC Past President's Scholarship. At the University of Virginia she continued to use mass spectrometry in her research to identify potential novel biomarkers in breast cancer, melanoma, and in wound healing. Currently Dr. Mikesh has developed and is teaching the Clinical Mass Spectrometry online course series in the BLD program at MSU.