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Mary O. Carayannopolous, Ph.D.

Present Title: 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
07/09 to Present

Office Address:
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
One Robert Wood Johnson Place - MEB 212
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Clinical Expertise:
Clinical Chemistry 


Dr. Mary Carayannopoulos received her PhD in Immunology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed  post-doctoral research training in the area of Developmental Biology at Washington University.  Additionally, Dr. Carayannopoulos completed a Clinical Chemistry Fellowship at Washington University and is ABCC board certified in this discipline.  Her research interests include global immunoassay interference; pediatric clinical chemistry and newborn screening.

Research Expertise:
My research interests are in the areas of immunology, reproductive endocrinology and development.  Current clinical research projects are focused on the validation of assays critical to the diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT).

Undergraduate Education:
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX
BS, Microbiology

Graduate Education:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
PhD, Immunology

Postgraduate Training:
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Fellow
Department of Immunology and Pathology

Academic Appointments:
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
07/09 to Present

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Laboratory Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
06/07 to 01/09

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Laboratory Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
01/04 to 06/07

Hospital Appointments:
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
07/09 to Present

2006 American Board for Clinical Chemistry

Professional Organizations:
American Diabetes Association
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Society for the Study of Reproduction

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed:

  • Carayannopoulos MO, Chi MM-Y, Cui Y, Pingsterhaus J, Knight R, Devaskar S, Mueckler M, Moley KH.
    GLUT8 is a novel glucose transporter responsible for insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in the
    blastocyst. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2000; 97:7313-7318
  • Carayannopoulos MO, Grenache DG, Gronowski AM. Total β-human chorionic gonadotropin
    measured in urine by an automated method. Clin Chem  2002; 48:1796-1797
  • Carayannopoulos MO, Schlein AL, Wyman AH, Chi MM, Keembiyehetty CN, Moley KH. Differential
    expression of GLUT9 splice variants in the preimplantation embryo.  Endocrinology 2004;
  • Riley JK*, Carayannopoulos MO*, Wyman AH, Ratajczak CK, Chi MM, Moley KH: The P13K/Akt
    pathway is present and functional in the preimplantation mouse embryo. *(These authors
    contributed equally to this manuscript.)  Dev Biol 2005; 15:371-386
  • Jensen PJ, Gitlin JD, Carayannopoulos MO. Abrogation of Glut1 expression reveals a critical link
    between glucose homeostasis and mitochondrial cell death pathways in vertebrate brain
    development. J Biol Chem 2006; 281:13382-13387
  • Carayannopoulos MO, Wilhite TR, Reddy L, Landt M, Smith CH, Dietzen DJ. Equimolar ammonia
    interference in potassium measurement on the Osmetech OPTI CCA. Clin Chem 2006; 52:1603-1604
  • Dietzen DJ, Weindel AL, Carayannopoulos MO, Normansell ET, Reimschisel TE, Smith CH. Rapid
    Comprehensive Amino Acid Analysis by LC Tandem Mass Spectrometry:  Comparison to Cation
    Exchange with postcolumn ninhydrin detection. Mass Spec, 2008; 22:3481-8
  • Jensen PJ, Gunter L, Carayannopoulos MO. Akt2 modulates glucose availability and downstream
    apoptotic pathways during embryonic development.  J Biol Chem. 2010; 285:17673-80