Rafael Fonseca, M.D.

Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Research and Development in the Department of Laboratory, Mayo Clinic

The laboratory of Rafael Fonseca, M.D., concentrates on the genetic and cytogenetic nature of the clonal cells of the plasma cell disorders.

To achieve this, Dr. Fonseca's lab uses a variety of tools, including next-generation sequencing, single-cell analysis molecular genetics, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), polymerase chain reaction (PCR), gene expression profiling, array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) and others. The laboratory is currently composed of five full-time technologists and three postdoctoral fellows.