Veronica I. Luzzi, PhD, DABCC
Research Assistant Professor
Veronica I. Luzzi is the Director of the Core Laboratory for Clinical Studies in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research, in the Department of Internal Medicine. She is also the director for the General Clinical Research Center and the Diabetes Research Training Center core laboratories. In addition, she co-directs the Laboratory for Clinical Genomics in the Department of Pathology. Dr. Luzzi completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the laboratory of Professor Nancy Allbritton in the University of California Irvine. Dr. Luzzi trained in Clinical Chemistry in the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, in the Department of Pathology at Washington University. After 1 year tenure as the Associate Director of the Parkland Laboratory at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, she returned to Washington University. She has published her work in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Analytical Chemistry and more recently in the Journal of Clinical Chemistry.
Our laboratory supports clinical research needs for simple or complex trials. In addition, we collaborate with in-vitro diagnostic industry to validate new biochemical markers of disease. In particular, we are interested in studying the performance of different diagnostic markers. For example, we have studied bone markers, indicators of glucose control in patients with HbA variants, and early indicators of fetal lung maturity. We use standardized methodology to measure lipids and lipoproteins and we are a second reference laboratory for the National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program.
Awards and Honors
2001 Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award
1995-2000 University of California Regents
Faculty mentor Program Trainee
1997 Ronald E. McNair Research Award
1997 The Outstanding Edward A. Steinhaus Teaching Award
Diabetes Research Center
Core Laboratory for Clinical Studies