Emory University Hospital Midtown
1239 Davis Fischer Building
Atlanta, GA, 30308
Co-Director, Emory Clinical Translational Research Laboratory, Emory University
Assistant Medical Director of Core Laboratories, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, GA
BS Medical Technology, 1995 - 2000
MS Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Science, 2000 - 2002
Fellow Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 2003 - 2006
PhD Clinical/Bioanalytical Chemistry, Molecular Medicine, 2002 - 2006
Postdoctoral Fellowship Clinical Chemistry, 2006 - 2008
Fellow National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, 2008 -
- Emory Clinical Translational Research Laboratory (ECTRL)
ECTRL is a CLIA certified laboratory. The focus of ECTRL is the development of clinical based laboratory testing methods, clinical utility examination, clinical trial laboratory testing, routine and special laboratory method development, and clinical laboratory method validation, encompassing clinical pathology translational research. Our goal is to assist intra- and inter-institutional Principal Investigators, Diagnostic Companies, and Industry affiliates with the analytical transition of research based testing methods to clinical diagnostics.
- Genomic/Proteomic Biomarkers and Mass Spectrometry
Our laboratory uses cDNA microarray based and mass spectrometry methods to investigate genomic and proteomic biomarkers of disease, including diabetes, cancer, inflammation, and transplant rejection. In addition, we develop mass spectrometry methods for small molecule quantitation and pharmacokinetic studies. Specifically, we are interested in anticoagulant, chemotherapeutic, and pain management testing and monitoring by mass spectrometry.
I serve as the Assistant Medical Director of Core Laboratories at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
Emory University Research Committee Award, 2010
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Outstanding Speaker Award, 2009
Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2008
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians Domestic Travel Grant, 2008
Young Investigator Award, Academy Of Clinical Laboratory Physicians And Scientists, 2008
Mass Spectrometry Applications to the Clinical Laboratory, Junior Faculty Travel Award, 2008
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Student Travel Grant, 2008
Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2007
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Student Travel Grant, 2007
Young Investigator Award, Academy Of Clinical Laboratory Physicians And Scientists, 2007
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians Domestic Travel Grant, 2007
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Past-Presidents' Scholarship ($100,000), 2006-2008
Second Place for the Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2006
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting Travel Award, 2006
Graduate Student Award for Basic Science, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2006
Cleveland State University College of Science Travel Award, 2006
First Place for the Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, 2nd Annual Regional Interdisciplinary Symposium, Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH, 2006
First Place for the Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2005
Cleveland State University Travel Award, 2005
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting Travel Award, 2005
Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, 2005
Distinguished Abstract Award National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, 2005
Editor's Choice Award, Tech Sample Generalist Series "Difficulties in Identifying Campylobacter in Blood Cultures", 2005
Molecular Medicine Fellowship, Cleveland State University/Cleveland Clinic ($42,000), 2004-2006
Best Poster Presentation at the Seventh Graduate Student Symposium of the Cleveland State University/Cleveland Clinic Joint Ph.D. Program in Clinical/Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2004
Cleveland Clinic/Lerner Research Institute Achievement Award, 2004
Cleveland State University College of Science Travel Award, 2004
International Cytokine Society/International Society Interferon and Cytokine Research Travel Award, 2004
Teaching Assistant Award, University at Buffalo, State University at New York, 2003
Teaching Assistant Award, University at Buffalo, State University at New York, 2002
2000 Medical Technology, ASCP
2008 Clinical Chemistry, American Board of Clinical Chemistry
Bolliger D, Szlam F, Azran M, Koyama K, Levy JH, Molinaro RJ, Tanaka KA. The anticoagulant effect of protamine sulfate is attenuated in the presence of platelets or elevated factor VIII concentrations. Anesth Analg. 2010 Sep;111(3):601-8. Epub 2010 Aug 4.
Arnold RS, Makarova NV, Osunkoya AO, Suppiah S, Scott TA, Johnson NA, Bhosle SM, Liotta D, Hunter E, Marshall FF, Ly H, Molinaro RJ, Blackwell JL, Petros JA. XMRV infection in patients with prostate cancer: novel serologic assay and correlation with PCR and FISH. Urology. 2010 Apr;75(4):755-61.
Bhosle S, Suppiah S, Molinaro R, Liang Y, Arnold R, Diehl W, Makarova N, Blackwell J, Petros J, Liotta D, Hunter E, Ly H. Evaluation of cellular determinants required for in vitro XMRV entry of human prostate cancer and non-cancerous cells. J Virol. 2010 Apr 21.
Stowell SR, Arthur CM, Dias-Baruffi M, Rodrigues LC, Gourdine JP, Heimburg-Molinaro J, Ju T, Molinaro RJ, Rivera-Marrero C, Xia B, Smith DF, Cummings RD. Innate immune lectins kill bacteria expressing blood group antigen. Nat Med. 2010 Mar;16(3):295-301. Epub 2010 Feb 14.
Bolliger D, Szlam F, Levy JH, Molinaro RJ, Tanaka KA. Haemodilution-induced profibrinolytic state is mitigated by fresh-frozen plasma: implications for early haemostatic intervention in massive haemorrhage. Br J Anaesth. 2010 Mar;104(3):318-25. Epub 2010 Feb 3.
Rumph B, Bolliger D, Narang N, Molinaro RJ, Levy JH, Szlam F, Tanaka KA. In Vitro Comparative Study of Hemostatic Components in Warfarin-Treated and Fibrinogen-Deficient Plasma. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2009 Oct 9.
Bolliger D, Szlam F, Molinaro RJ, Rahe-Meyer N, Levy JH, Tanaka KA. Finding the optimal concentration range for fibrinogen replacement after severe haemodilution: an in vitro model. Br J Anaesth. 2009 Jun;102(6):793-9.
Bolliger D, Sreeram G, Duncan A, Molinaro RJ, Szlam F, Chen EP, Tanaka KA. Prophylactic use of factor IX concentrate in a Jehovah's Witness patient. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Nov;88(5):1666-8.
Bolliger D, Szlam F, Molinaro RJ, Escobar MA, Levy JH, Tanaka KA. Thrombin generation and fibrinolysis in anti-factor IX treated blood and plasma spiked with factor VIII inhibitor bypassing activity or recombinant factor VIIa. Haemophilia. 2009 Dec 29.
Abou-Diwan C, Young AN, Molinaro RJ. Hemoglobinopathies and Clinical Laboratory Monitoring. MLO Med Lab Obs. 2009 Aug.
Molinaro RJ, Szlam F, Levy JH, Fantz CR, Tanaka KA. Low Plasma Fibrinogen Levels with the Clauss Method during Anticoagulation with Bivalirudin. 2008. (Anesthesiology Jul;109(1):160-1.)
Molinaro RJ. Standardization Efforts and Current Measurement Pitfalls Involved with Long Term Monitoring of Glycemic Control. (Cover Page Article, MLO Med Lab Obs. 2008 Jan;40(1):10-4, 16-9.)
Molinaro RJ, Heimburg J. Positivity in the Clinical Laboratory Workplace. (Management No. Q-18 2008 ASCP LabQ.)
Molinaro RJ. Issues of Importance in Coagulation Monitoring. (Phlebotomy No. Q-2 2008 ASCP, LabQ)
Molinaro RJ. Metabolic Syndrome: an update on prevalence, criteria, and clinical laboratory testing. (MLO Med Lab Obs. 2007 Nov;39(11):24-7.)
Rennert H, Sadowl C, Edwards J, Bantly D, Molinaro RJ, Orr-Urtreger A, Bagg A, Moore J, Silverman RH. An Alternative Spliced RNASEL Variant in Peripheral Blood Leukocytes. (Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research. 2006 Nov;26(11):820-6.)
Molinaro RJ, Malathi K, Jha BK, Varambally S, Chinnaiyan AM, Silverman RH. Identification of RNA Activators of 2',5'-Oligoadenylate Synthetase in Prostate Cancer Cells. (Nucleic Acids Research. 2006;34(22):6684-95.)
Zhou L, Thakur CS, Molinaro RJ, Paranjape JM, Hoppes R, Jeang KT, Silverman RH, Torrence PF. Delivery of 2-5A Cargo into Living Cells using the Tat Cell Penetrating Peptide: 2-5A-tat. (Bioorganic Medicinal Chemistry. 2006 Dec 1;14(23):7862-74.)
Urisman A*, Molinaro RJ*, Fischer N*, Plummer SJ, Casey G, Klein EA, Ganem D, Silverman RH, DeRisi JL. Identification of a Novel Gammaretroviral Genome in Prostate Tumors of Patients Homozygous for R462Q RNASEL Variant. (Cover Page Article. PLoS Pathogens. 2006 March;2(3):e25. *These authors contributed equally to this work.)
Molinaro RJ, Heimburg J. Difficulties in Identifying Campylobacter in Blood Cultures. (Generalist No. G-7 2005, ASCP Review, Tech Sample)
Zhou A, Molinaro RJ, Krishnamurthy M, Silverman RH. Mapping of the Human RNASEL Promoter and Expression in Cancer and Normal Cells. (Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research. 2005 Oct;25(10):595-603.)
Zhou L, Civitello ER, Gupta N, Silverman RH, Molinaro RJ, Anderson DE, Torrence PF. Endowing Rnase H-inactive antisense with catalytic activity: 2-5A-morphants. (Bioconjugate Chemistry. 2005 Mar-Apr;16(2):383-90.)
Molinaro RJ, Bernstein JM, Koury ST. Localization and Quantitation of Eotaxin mRNA in Human Nasal Polyps. (Immunological Investigations. 2003 Aug;32(3):143-54.)
Molinaro RJ, Ritchie JC. Iothalamate Quantification by LC/MS/MS. Clinical Applications of Mass Spectrometry. Methods Mol Biol. 2010;603:307-15.
Molinaro RJ. Argatroban Quantification by UPLC/MS/MS. Clinical Applications of Mass Spectrometry. Methods Mol Biol. 2010;603:57-63.
Co-Editor, Directory of Rare Analysis (DORA) of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry
Editor, ASCP Review Book for Medical Technology
Molinaro RJ. Primary Author for the College of American Pathologists Online Competency Testing Program for Clinical Chemistry. July 2007 - Liver and Renal Testing
Molinaro RJ. Primary Author for the College of American Pathologists Online Competency Testing Program for Clinical Chemistry. October 2006 - Acid-base, Anion Gap, and Electrolyte Testing