Andres Jaramillo, Ph.D.


  1. Phoenix, Arizona



Andres Jaramillo, Ph.D. is the Director of the Histocompatibility Laboratory and Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, a position he has held since 2017. He started his career as Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Parasitology at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia (1994-1997). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Louisville, in 1991 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Banting & Best Department of Medical Research at the University of Toronto (1991-1994).

Dr. Jaramillo has held positions across the United States including Associate Director of the Histocompatibility Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona (2015-2017), Director of the Histocompatibility Laboratory at Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network in Chicago (2007-2015), Director of the Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Laboratory at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago (2004-2007), Assistant Director of the Histocompatibility Laboratory at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis (2001-2004), and Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis (1997-2001).

Dr. Jaramillo has extensive experience in immunology, histocompatibility, and immunogenetics. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, such as a Fulbright Scholarship (1986-1991), a Charles H. Best Postdoctoral Fellowship (1991-1993), a Canadian Diabetes Association Postdoctoral Fellowship (1993-1994), a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (1998-2001), and an ASHI Scholar Award (1999). He has published more than 200 journal articles, book chapters, and meeting abstracts. His scientific output currently yields an h-index of 26 and has been cited more than 1600 times. In addition, he is certified as a High-Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD) and Clinical Consultant (CC) in diagnostic immunology by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB).

  • Transplantation
  • Histocompatibility
  • Immunogenetics
  • Immunology
  1. 2001
    Postdoctoral Fellowship - Transplant ImmunologyDepartment of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
  2. 1994
    Postdoctoral Fellowship - ImmunologyThe Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto
  3. 1991
    Ph.D. - ImmunologyDepartment of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Louisville
  4. 1982
    BS - Clinical Laboratory ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, University of the Andes


  1. 2012
    Clinical ConsultantAmerican Board of Bioanalysis
  2. 2005
    High Complexity Clin Lab DirAmerican Board of Bioanalysis

Awards and honors

  1. 1999
    ASHI Scholar AwardAmerican Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
  2. 1998
    Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service AwardU.S. National Institutes of Health
  3. 1993
    Canadian Diabetes Association Postdoctoral FellowshipCanadian Diabetes Association
  4. 1991
    Charles H. Best Postdoctoral FellowshipCharles H. Best Foundation
  5. 1986
    Fulbright FellowshipFulbright Foreign Student Program

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    MemberEuropean Federation for Immunogenetics
  2. 2009 - present
    MemberThe Transplantation Society
  3. 1999 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Transplantation
  4. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics