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Leadership Team

Dean Skelley, PhD, Laboratory Director

Dr. Skelley has had over 40 years of experience in the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory administration. He received his undergraduate degree from Bates College (Maine) and his graduate degrees from The Ohio State University. His post-doctoral work focused on the development of radioimmunoassays, first at The Ohio State University and then with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He served as Clinical Biochemist with the Memorial Hospital System in Houston and then moved to San Antonio where he became Director of Operations with the Severance Reference Laboratory. He was appointed Director of Scientific Development with Cone Biotech (Seguin, Texas) and was then selected to become Director of Scientific Affairs at MCLAS Technologies in San Antonio. He then served as Laboratory Director for Laboratory Corporation of America (Labcorp) and was responsible for all technical operations in San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi, Texas for ten years. After serving as Director of Laboratory Services with the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (San Antonio), Dr. Skelley joined the Center for Disease Detection in 2004 as Laboratory Director and previously served as Laboratory Director for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital, in New Braunfels, Texas.