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National Jewish Health Hires Dr. Manuel Galvan as Complement Laboratory Director


Manuel GalvanNational Jewish Health announced the appointment of Manuel Galvan, PhD, as Complement Laboratory Director for its Advanced Diagnostics Laboratories. Dr. Galvan will lead the clinical and research initiatives for the Complement Laboratory, one of seven laboratories that make up National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories.

Dr. Galvan comes to National Jewish Health with more than two decades of research and laboratory experience in the field of complement biology. Most recently he worked at Achillion Pharmaceuticals in New Haven, CT, where he served as Senior Research Scientist in non-clinical and clinical complement-directed research.

“National Jewish Health has one of the leading Complement Laboratories in the world. I am proud to lead the sponsored preclinical and clinical research collaborations with clients from academic institutions, biotech, pharma as well as diagnostic device innovators.  In addition, I look forward to supporting the clinicians who order these complex tests through our CAP/CLIA reference laboratory to help them interpret results and explore reflex testing to properly diagnose and treat their patients,” said Dr. Galvan.

Dr. Galvan earned his doctorate in the department of Anatomy and Neurobiology from the University of California Irvine where he studied complement and neurotrauma.  Additionally, he has written and co-authored peer-reviewed articles in the complement field in journals such as Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Leukocyte Biology and Journal of Immunology.

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