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Daniel Bankson, BSc, SM, PhD, MBA, DABCC, FACB

photo Dr. Daniel Bankson

Associate Professor;
Head, Specimen Procurement Division;
Director, Specimen Processing, Customer Service and Courier Sections;
Director, Clinical Chemistry and Biochemistry Education, Medical Laboratory Science Program;
Co-Director, Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry Post-doctoral Training Program

Contact Information

University of Washington
Department of Laboratory Medicine, NW120
Box 357110
1959 Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195-7110
Tel: 206.598.6746
Fax: 206.598.6189

Personal Biography

Dan grew up in the Pacific Northwest with early life spent in Montana and Vancouver, Canada. He is the only scientist of recent family members who have been teachers, writers, artists, actors, farmers and tradespeople.

Professionally, Dan is a clinical biochemist who trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tuft University and the University of North Carolina. He had prior appointments at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dan enjoys water sports, hiking, camping, and coaching.

Education and Training

  • BSc in Biochemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1978
  • SM in Nutritional Biochemistry & Metabolism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1982
  • PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry & Metabolism, Minor in International Nutrition Policy and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA,1985
  • Research Associate, Nutrition, USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA, 1985-86
  • Fellow, Clinical Chemistry, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Hospitals of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1986-88
  • National Research Service Fellow, Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1988-89

Clinical Interests

  • Laboratory management
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Preanalytics

Research Interests

  • Process improvement
  • Preanalytical factors
  • Client services in healthcare

Current Research

  • Contingency planning for clinical laboratory corner operations
  • Workstation optimizations for improved ergonomics and process flow
  • Identification of preanalytical and non-patient factors affecting laboratory testing

Selected Publications

  1. Lai KKY, Jin M, Yuan S, Larson MF, Dominitz JA, Bankson DD. An Improved Reflexive Testing Algorithm for Hepatitis C Infection Utilizing Signal-to-Cutoff Ratios of a Hepatitis C Virus Antibody Assay (Clin Chem, 2011, 57:1050-1056.
  2. Devan M, Bankson DD, Abadie J. To what extent are free testosterone (FT) values reproducible between the two Washingtons, and can calculated FT be used in lieu of expensive direct measurements? American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 2008; 129: 459-463.
  3. Wallace TM, Utzschneider KM, Tong J, Carr DB, Hull RL, Zraika S, Bankson DD, Knopp RH, Kahn SE. Relationship of liver enzymes to insulin sensitivity and intra-abdominal fat. Epub, Diabetes Care, July 2007. Diabetes Care 2007, 30:2673-2678.
  4. Graham SM, Baeten JM, Richardson BA, Bankson DD, Lavreys L, Ndinya-Achola JO, Mandaliya K, Overbaugh J, McClelland RS. Higher pre-infection vitamin E levels are associated with higher mortality in HIV-1-infected Kenyan women: a prospective study. BMC Infectious Diseases 2007, 7:63
  5. Baeten JM, McClelland SR, Wener MH, Bankson DD, Lavreys L, Mandaliya K, Bwayo JJ, Kreiss JK. Relationship between markers of HIV-1 disease progression and serum b-carotene concentrations in Kenyan women. International Journal of STD & AIDS 2007;18:202–206.

Honors and Awards

  • Sigma Xi, 1980
  • Young Investigator Award, Acad Clin Lab Phys Sci, 1987
  • Travel Award, Am Assoc for Clin Chem, 1987
  • Eisenhower Nutrition Delegate, People's Republic of China, 1987
  • Marquis' Who's Who in the S & SW, 1988
  • Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Chemistry (DABCC), 1990
  • Fellow, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FACB)


Last updated: 2/1/2013

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