Stephen Roper joined Washington University as Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Assistant Director, Pediatric Laboratory Services in the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine in August, 2017. He is NRCC (National Registry Certified Chemists) certified in Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Roper obtained his BS and MS at Texas Tech University and his PhD at the Medical University of South Carolina. He conducted a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Chemistry at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston.
Dr. Roper’s research and academic interests include LC-MS/MS method development and optimization, detection of inborn errors of metabolism, and increasing the window of detection for drugs of abuse. During his training, he investigated the performance of calculated and directly-measured LDL cholesterol in children and discovered that a novel equation was more accurate than the Friedewald equation.
We welcome Dr. Roper to the LGM community!