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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 

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
08/85-12/89

Graduate Education:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
PhD, Immunology
01/90-06/97

Postgraduate Training:
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology
07/97-06/99
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
07/99-12/03
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Fellow
Department of Immunology and Pathology
07/01-07/03

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

Instructor
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

Certification:
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;
    145:1435-1443
  • 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