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Bruce E. Blanchard, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Medical Laboratory Sciences and Graduate Programs
Address University of Connecticut
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department of Allied Health Sciences
Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program
358 Mansfield Rd. Unit 1101
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone (860) 486-0007
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Teaching Interests: Teaching specialties are in the field of laboratory science, with an emphasis on hematology, transfusion services, chemistry, and urinalysis/body fluids.

Research Interests/Specialties: Research specialties include: 1) research that studies hematological malignancies and genetic disorders with a focus on diagnosis, customized therapy/treatment, prognosis and disease progression, using laboratory techniques (e.g. cytogenetic and molecular assays); and, 2) research that examines established and developing or emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the metabolic syndrome, examining the roles that laboratory biomarkers (e.g. stress, inflammation, and the metabolic syndrome) and interventions/behavioral factors (e.g., diet and physical activity) play in modifying the risk of metabolic syndrome/cardiovascular disease.

about AHS
The demand for qualified technologists in cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics has meant that graduates of the Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Program typically have a choice of employment opportunities throughout the country.


Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
Telephone: (860) 486-2834
Fax: (860) 486-5375