Alexander C. Mackinnon, Jr., MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology;

Director, Clinical and Translational Research Core Lab

Alexander C. Mackinnon, Jr., MD, PhD

Alexander C. Mackinnon, Jr., MD, PhD

Introduction

Dr. Mackinnon is the director of the Clinical and Translational Research Core Lab in the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Clinical and Translational Research Core Lab utilizes histology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular techniques to analyze human tissue samples. This lab provides resources and knowledge to MCW faculty, residents, and fellows to facilitate the pursuit of their academic research interests. Dr. Mackinnon also supervises the molecular diagnostics clinical service at MCW and is the Director of the Molecular Diagnostics rotation for pathology residents. Dr. Mackinnon’s research interests include pancreatic cancer, sarcoma, and lung cancer. He earned his BA in Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, his MS in neurobiology and physiology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Research Interests
  • Molecular diagnostics of solid tumor and hematological malignancies
  • Cardiovascular pathology
  • Cell adhesion/Integrin signaling
Professional Background
  • Resident, Anatomical Pathology, University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Pathology, University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Clinical Fellow, Molecular Genetic Pathology, University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Clinical Fellow, Molecular Genetic Pathology, NorthShore University HealthSystems
Educational Background
  • BA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • MS, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • MD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Board Certifications
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Molecular Genetic Pathology

Publications

Research

Contact Information

Office Address
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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