Pathology and Biorepository Core
Scott Jewell, Ph.D.
Core Director

Dr. Jewell earned his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in experimental pathology and immunology from The Ohio State University. He served at Ohio State as director for the Human Tissue Resource Network and as associate director of the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Biorepository and Biospecimen Resource, where his dedicated, creative efforts led to the development of a state-of-the-art tissue procurement and biorepository system. He was elected President of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) for 2009–2010 and joined Van Andel Institute in 2010 as a professor and as director of the Core Technologies and Services  and the Pathology and Biorepository Core. He is past a member of the College of American Pathologist’s (CAP) Biorepository Accreditation Program (2010-2018) and presently is on the editorial board of the journal Biopreservation and Biobanking and several cancer center’s external advisory board for biospecimen resources.

Galen Hostetter, M.D.
Associate Core Director

Dr. Hostetter received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. He is board certified in pathology and his research throughout the past 15 years has focused on colorectal cancer and spans a range of genomic and protein-based assays for molecular characterization of clinical samples. He was a staff pathologist at TGen from 2003 to 2011 and directed the Tissue Microarray (TMA) service center and pathology services. He supports basic science research through the validation of candidate biomarkers using a range of clinical derived materials, including cell lines, fresh frozen or paraffin tissues. His laboratory also qualified clinical samples for downstream DNA, RNA species and protein applications.


Pathology and Biorepository Team

Bree Berghuis, B.S., HTL, QIHC (ASCP)
Alex Blanski, B.S.
Senior Research Technician
Adam Bouwman
Core Inventory Specialist
Melissa DeHollander, B.S., MBA
Quality Assurance Specialist
Brianne Docter, M.S.
Research Technician
Jacklyn Elliott, B.S., MB(ASCP)
Senior Research Technician
Tori Evans, MPS
Laboratory Project Specialist
Kristin Feenstra, B.S.
Senior Research Technician
Sydney Hein, B.S., HT (ASCP)
Meghan Kirchoff, B.S.
Senior Research Technician
Lori Moon, Executive MBA
Senior Administrative Assistant
Chelsea Newton, B.S.
Laboratory Project Specialist
Dan Rohrer, B.S., MBA
Director of Operations
Lisa Turner, B.S., HT, QIHC (ASCP)
Dana Valley, B.A., ASQ CMQ/OE, CSSGB
Operations and Quality Manager