Scientific Staff

Maura Pieretti, PhD, HCLD, Scientific Director

Maura Pieretti, PhD, is the Scientific Director of BayCare Laboratories. Dr. Pieretti’s expertise is in Molecular Diagnostics with over 15 years experience as a Molecular Diagnostic Lab Director. Dr. Pieretti received her PhD in Perinatology/Genetics at the University of Perugia, Italy. She did her post-doctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, where she worked as part of the Human Genome project. She held academic appointments at the University of Kentucky and the University of South Alabama. Dr. Pieretti has 30 peer-reviewed publications and several presentations at scientific meetings.


Larry Bischof, MD, PhDLarry Bischof, MD, PhD, Medical Director

Dr. Bischof completed a combined doctoral training program from Vanderbilt Medical School earning a MD and a PhD in Biochemistry. He then received additional training in biomedical research at the University of California, San Diego. This was followed by residency training in Clinical Pathology and fellowship training in Molecular Genetic Pathology, both at the University of Michigan. His focus during residency and fellowship training included the molecular pathology of hematologic neoplasms, solid tumors and infectious diseases. Dr. Bischof joined the BayCare Health System in July 2011 and serves as both a clinical and molecular pathologist.

Darlene Keppel, BS, MT(ASCP), QCYM(ASCP), Manager, Flow Cytometry

Judy Shankel, BA, CG(ASCP), MB(ASCP), Supervisor, Cytogenetics and FISH

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