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Ted Schutzbank PhD, D(ABMM)

Ted Schutzbank PhD, D(ABMM)

  • QIAGEN QiaCube
  • Thermo Scientific Nanodrop
  • Thermo Fisher Quibit
  • Roche COBAS 4800
  • Roche COBAS Ampliprep/Cobas Taqman
  • Thermo ABI 7500
  • Thermo ABI 7500 Fast
  • Bruker MALDI Biotyper CA
  • BioMerieux Vitek 2
  • BioMerieux BacT/Alert
  • Luminex VERIGENE
  • Genmark ePlex
  • Genmark eSensor
  • BioFire FilmArray 2.0
  • Luminex ARIES platform
  • College of American Pathologists

Scientific Specialty:
Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Microbiology, Molecular Pathology, Pharmacogenetics, Infectious Disease

Domain Specialty:
Career Advice, Public Speaking, Healthcare Management, Clinical Research, Teaching, Training, Networking, Validation, CAP, CLIA

Technical Expertise:
ELISA, Fragment Analysis, PCR/qPCR, Western Blot, Sanger Sequencing, Southern Blot, Northern Blot, Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA), Chemiluminescence, Immunofluorescence Assay, Multiplex Immunoassay, Melt curve analysis, Bacterial ID, Viral culture, Quality Control, Procedure development, Immunoassay

Platform Expertise:
Qiagen, Roche, Luminex, Thermo, Genmark, BioFire

Dayton, United States of America


Dr. Schutzbank has worked extensively in the development of real-time nucleic acid amplification assays for the qualitative and quantitative detection of a wide variety of organisms, to include bacterial and viral agents of human disease. He has extensive experience in the laboratory diagnostic aspects of HIV/AIDS and was the primary investigator on an NIH grant to implement and staff a full service pediatric HIV diagnostics laboratory while he was on the faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. Dr. Schutzbank has over 30 years of experience working in hospital-based and private reference clinical laboratories, as well as in the IVD R&D arena. He has consulted for several companies, to include Qiagen Inc. and Igen Inc., as well as for the United States Air Force, and the Venezuelan Ministry of Health (pre Chavez!). Currently Dr. Schutzbank is the Scientific Affairs Manager at Meridian Bioscience. In the last several years, Dr. Schutzbank has developed expertise in the area of pharmacogenomics and has presented lectures on this topic in both the US and abroad.

Ted received his BA in Biology from Temple University, an MS in bacteriology from Iowa State University, and his M.Phil and PhD in Microbiology under the mentorship of Dr. Harry Ginsberg at Columbia University. Dr. Schutzbank worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Arnold J. Levine’s Lab at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. His research interests lie in the area of Molecular Diagnostics as they pertain to infectious disease testing and more recently, human genomics. 

Work Experience

2019 – Present, Scientific Affairs Manager, Meridian Bioscience

2019 – Present, Consulting Laboratory Director, Acutis Diagnostics          

2018 – 2019, Consulting Laboratory Director, Quantigen Genomic Services           

2013 – 2018, Technical Director – Specialized Testing and Microbiology Laboratories, St. John Hospital and Medical Center  

2008 – 2013, Associate Director of Genomics, Covance Central Laboratory Services

2004 – 2008, Technical Director, CompuNet Clinical Laboratories; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, University of Cincinnati; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Wright State University School of Medicine                                        

2003 – 2004, Scientific/Technical Consultant (Full Time), Division of Molecular Epidemiology, Air Force Institute for Operational Health                            

2002- 2003, Director of Scientific Affairs, Cenetron Diagnostics 

2000 – 2002, Chief Scientific Officer/Medical Director, Esoterix Infectious Disease Center

1997 – 2000, Director, Infectious Diseases, Research and Development, Diagnostic Products Corporation

1991 – 1997, Director, Clinical Virology and Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children's National Medical Center

1991 – 1997, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, The George Washington University Medical Center                   

1986 – 1991, Senior Staff Scientist, Molecular Biology, Applied Research and Development, Technicon Instruments Corporation

1986 – 1991, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College

1982 – 1986, Director, Microbiology/Virology Laboratory, Assistant Professor of Pathology, University Hospital, State University of New York at Stony Brook


Diplomate, American Board of Medical Microbiology

Certificate of Qualification – Microbiology Laboratory Director, New York State Department of Health

Clinical Microbiology Specialist – California State Department of Health

State University of New York at Stony Brook Postdoctoral Fellow

Columbia University, M. Phil, Ph.D. ‑ Microbiology

Iowa State University, MS ‑ Bacteriology

Temple University, BA ‑ Biology