Rodney S. Markin
Rod Markin is Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Development and Director of UNeTech Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a Professor of Pathology and Microbiology, Surgery(C) and Psychiatry (C); David T. Purtilo Distinguished Professor Pathology and Microbiology and Sackler named Director of the UNeTech Institute. His career has included a variety of leadership roles in the University of Nebraska Department of Pathology and Microbiology, including 10 years as vice chair of the department, 13 years as the leader of the UNMC faculty group practice plan and Dean of the College of Medicine. He was promoted to full professor in 1992 and named the David T. Purtilo Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Microbiology in 2005.
Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Dr. Markin's professional and academic research interests have focused on solid organ transplantation, informatics and clinical laboratory automation, which include but are not limited to, robotics, information systems, medical utilization management and outcomes optimization. He holds 34 patents, has more than 300 publications and has published nearly 200 abstracts and chapters in books.
Dr. Markin is a serial entrepreneur. He founded 14 start-up companies including LAB-InterLink, a technology transfer company of the University of Nebraska Medical Center that provided products for hospital-based laboratory automation systems. He also developed an automated microbiology platform for U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (Award Number: W81XWH-04-1-0910). He was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2015. He is a member of a number of professional associations, is a reviewer for a variety of journals and serves on the editorial boards of six journals. In addition to the KGI Board of Trustees, Dr. Markin also serves on the board of directors of Children’s Foundation-Omaha, Prairie Ventures, Trovagene, Inc., Perceptimed, Afaxys, MikroScan and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Dr. Markin received his Bachelor's degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics and physics at Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1977 and his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.-biochemistry) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1980. He earned his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha) in 1983 and completed his residency in pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1986.