Roshini S. Abraham, PhD

Roshini Abraham, PhD

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Biography

Roshini S. Abraham, PhD, D(ABMLI), FAAAAI, received her PhD in Immunology in 1996, and completed post-doctoral fellowships in Immunology (1996-2000), and Clinical Immunology and Biochemistry (2000-2002) at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She was on faculty at the Mayo Clinic in the Division of Hematology (Dept. of Medicine), Division of Allergic Diseases and Immunology, and the Division of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology (Dept. of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology) from 2002-2018, and Professor of Medicine, and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Since September 2018, she has been on the faculty at Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, Ohio, and is a Professor of Clinical Pathology at Ohio State University Wexner College of Medicine. She is the Associate Chief of Academic Affairs and the Founding Director of the Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory and Program at Nationwide Children's.

She is a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ABMLI), and a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the Clinical Immunology Society (CIS). She is a Past President of the Clinical Immunology Society (CIS; 2017-2019). She is the Chair of the Document Development Committee of the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) on Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiencies, Chair of the Immunology Special Interest Group for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Curriculum Education Research Special Advisory Committee (CER-SAC), Co-Chair of the Immunology Clinical Domain Working Group for ClinGen, and Co-Chair of a ClinGen Gene Curation Expert Panel. She is the Lead for the Primary Immunodeficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC) Pilot Projects. She is also a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Immunology. She has published 121 peer-reviewed articles, 21 book chapters and over 150 abstracts.

Academic and Clinical Areas
  • Laboratory Services
    Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Team
  • Primary Department
    Clinical Pathology
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Fellow, Clinical Immunology Society (FCIS), 2021
  • Distinguished Service Award, Clinical Immunology Society, 2021
  • First Annual ClinGen Excellence Awards for ClinGen Significant Contributors, ClinGen, 2021
  • Carl R. Joliff Award for Lifetime Achievement in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology, American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC), 2019
  • Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (FAAAAI), 2010
  • Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator, American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), 2006
  • Doctorate Award, Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI), 2006
  • George Grannis Award for Excellence in Research and Scientific Publication, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), 2003
  • Co-Chair, ClinGen, Antibody Deficiencies Gene Curation Expert Panel, 2020 - Present
  • Document Development Committee - On Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiencies Chair, Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), 2019 - Present
  • Immunology Clinical Domain Working Group (CDWG) Co-chair, Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), 2019 - Present
  • Past President, Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), 2019 - 2021
  • Program Co-Chair, CIS Annual Diagnostic Primary Immunodeficiency, 2018 - Present
  • Member, NIH Clinical Center Board of Scientific Counselors, 2018 - Present
  • Member, College of American Pathology, Diagnostic Immunology Resource Committee (CAP-DIFCC), 2018 - Present
  • Curriculum, Educational Resource Scientific Committee (CER-SAC), Chair, Immunology Specialist Group, American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), 2018 - Present
  • Program Co-Chair, CIS-AAAAAI Diagnostic Primary Immunodeficiency School, 2018 - 2018
  • President, Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), 2017 - 2019
  • President-Elect, Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), 2016 - 2017
  • Program Chair, Clinical Immunology Society (CIS) School on Diagnostic Assessment of Immune phenotype and function in Primary Immunodeficiencies, 2014 - 2018
  • Member, Research Faculty, 2013 - Present
  • Elected Councilor, Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), 2013 - 2016
  • Chairman, Credentials Committee Chairman, 2012 - 2017
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Document Development Committee - On severe combined Immunodeficiencies, 2011 - 2013
  • Member, American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (ABMLI), 2011 - 2017
  • Member, American Society of Transplantation (AST), 2010 - Present
  • Member, International Clinical Cytometry Society (ICCS), 2010 - Present
  • Member, International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC), 2010 - Present
  • Member, Primary Immunodeficiency Subcommittee Working Group on Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), 2010 - 2012
  • Member, Exam Development Committee, 2010 - 2013
  • Co-Coordinator, Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (NBSTRN) and Region 4 Stork International Database for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, 2010 - 2015
  • Director, Jeffrey Modell Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiencies, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Credentials Committee, 2009 - 2012
  • Member, European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID), 2008 - Present
  • Member, Young Diplomates Committee, 2008 - 2010
  • Member, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Basic & Clinical Immunology (BCI) Section/Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Committee, 2008 - 2011
  • Councilor, Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI), 2008 - 2011
  • Scientific Program Organizer, Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI), 2008 - 2019
  • Member, Examination Validation Committee, 2007 - 2010
  • Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Mayo Foundation Chapter Executive Committee, 2006 - 2008
  • Member, Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI), 2005 - Present
  • Member, American Society of Hematology (ASH), 2005 - Present
  • Member, Clinical Immunology Society (CIS), 2005 - Present
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Research International, 1998 - 2000
  • Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Mayo Foundation Chapter, 1997 - 2013
  • Member, American Association of Immunologists (AAI), 1996 - Present
  • Senior Research Fellowship, Government of India, Department of Biotechnology, 1993 - 1996
  • Junior Research Fellowship, Government of India - Department of Biotechnology, 1991 - 1993
  • Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)
  • Member, Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Immunology (JOCI)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ABMLI)
Education

Fellowship Mayo Clinic Date Completed: 12/31/2002
Graduate School National Institute of Immunology Date Completed: 12/31/1996
Professional Experience

2019 - Present Jeffrey Modell Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiencies Diagnostic and Research Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Director

2018 - Present Nationwide Children's Hospital, Associate Chief, Academic Affairs, Director of Diagnostic Immunology

2002 - 2018 Mayo Clinic, Director, Cellular and Molecular Immunology Laboratory, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

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