ASCP has recognized 40 ASCP members under the age of 40 whose achievements and leadership qualities are making a significant impact on the fields of pathology and laboratory medicine. This year’s pool of applicants is the largest ever, making the selection process incredibly competitive within this remarkable group of pathology and laboratory medicine professionals.
Mayo Clinic is well-represented with five honorees:
Michelle Campbell, MLS(ASCP)
Age: 24 | Rochester, MN
Ms. Campbell is a Clinical Laboratory Technologist working in the Clinical Immunoassay Laboratory at Mayo Clinic.
She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in medical laboratory science and begins a graduate program in the clinical laboratory science–molecular diagnostic science track at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to obtain additional ASCP certification in molecular biology. Campbell's achievements include obtaining funding to perform research on the treatment of diabetes mellitus, serving as an ASCP local representative, implementing a successful quality-improvement project in her laboratory, serving as a member of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Safety Audit Team, and co-authoring two nationally presented research projects.
Sounak Gupta, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Age: 36 | Rochester, MN
Dr. Gupta is a resident in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Gupta earned his medical degree from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India. He earned his doctorate in molecular medicine from Pennsylvania State University, followed by post-doctoral fellowships at Cleveland Clinic and the University of California, San Diego, in cancer biology. Dr. Gupta was awarded the Distinguished Oral Presentation Award at the Mayo Young Investigator Research Symposium and also received the International Society of Urological Pathology Stipend Award.
Jesse Voss, CT(ASCP)
Age: 34 | Rochester, MN
Mr. Voss serves as a Research and Development Cytotechnologist Coordinator overseeing eight technologists who handle high-priority molecular oncology assay development within the Molecular Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Molecular Genetics, and Clinical Genome Sequencing Laboratories at Mayo Clinic.
Voss is also an Assistant Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and lectures to residents, fellows, and students on molecular techniques, clinical testing, and assay development. He is a frequent presenter and author or co-author of 38 peer-reviewed original articles and more than 90 abstracts.
Voss completed the Mayo School of Health Sciences Cytotechnology Program with a CT(ASCP) certification and the MB(ASCP) certification after graduating from the University of Sioux Falls with B.S. degrees in biology and exercise science.
Kabeer Shah, D.O.
Age: 32 | Rochester, MN
Dr. Shah is a resident in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Shah earned a degree in biomedical engineering. After completing a post-sophomore fellowship in pathology, Dr. Shah pursued translational research projects in the oncology department at the University of Colorado. In residency at Mayo Clinic, he continues to seek multidisciplinary research projects that are focused on teledermatopathology, improving diagnostic quality, and novel genetic findings in melanoma.
Maxwell Smith, M.D.
Age: 39 | Scottsdale, AZ
Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Chair of the Anatomic Pathology Quality Improvement Committee, Consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and part of the pulmonary pathology working group at Mayo Clinic.
Previously director of liver and transplant pathology at the University of Colorado Hospital, Dr. Smith has lectured nationally and internationally on Lean-based quality-improvement methods and diagnostic issues in hepatic, renal, and pulmonary pathology.
Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine (UCSM) and also completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and a fellowship in medical renal and genitourinary pathology at UCSM.
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