Department of Pathology
A diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, Xander van Wijk focuses his research on cardiac biomarkers, toxicology, and clinical mass spectrometry. He also serves as UChicago MedLabs assistant director of clinical chemistry laboratories.
He has co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in publications such as mBio, Clinica Chimica Acta, Clinical Toxicology and JAMA Internal Medicine.
Van Wijk received his BSc in molecular life sciences from Maastricht University in The Netherlands and his MSc in biomedical sciences, with a specialization in clinical and molecular sciences, with great distinction from Hasselt University in Belgium. He obtained his PhD in medical sciences in the Department of Biochemistry at Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Diego, and a fellowship in clinical chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco. He received a postdoctoral fellowship award from the American Heart Association and a general research grant from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry for his work on cardiac troponin.