Eric W. Klee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Eric W. Klee, Ph.D., is a senior associate consultant II-research in the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Department of Health Sciences Research, with joint appointments in the Department of Medical Genetics and in the Division of Laboratory Genetics, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. He serves as director of the Bioinformatics Core, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and associate director of Bioinformatics, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.
Dr. Klee holds the academic rank of assistant professor of biomedical informatics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in 2005.
Dr. Klee earned his B.S. degree in electrical engineering at Iowa State University followed by his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in health informatics at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Klee’s research focuses on the application of next generation sequencing for clinical testing and diagnostics. His work includes the translation of emerging bioinformatics methods from the research domain into clinical practice. He is actively involved in the in development and implementation of systems to support sequence analysis and interpretation in the context of individualized, precision medicine. Dr. Klee also leads a functional validation program that uses experimental techniques to better characterize the putative role of variants of uncertain significance in the context of patient-specific disease state. He has authored numerous journal articles, abstracts and other written publications.
Dr. Klee received the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Distinguished Abstract Award, conferred by the National Academy for Clinical Biochemistry, and was selected for the KL2 Mentored Career Development Program through the Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities.
In addition to his research activities, Dr. Klee is active in education, teaching clinical bioinformatics to Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology residents and fellows. He also provides mentorship to medical and predoctoral students and holds full faculty privileges in Clinical and Translational Science at Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.