PEOPLE

Leslie M. Shaw, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Clinical Toxicology Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
7.103 Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-6575
Fax: (215) 662-7529

Email: Les.Shaw@uphs.upenn.edu; shawlmj@mail.med.upenn.edu

Specialty Division

Laboratory Medicine

Research Expertise

Development, validation and implementation of neurodegenerative diseases biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid and plasma into treatment trials and clinical studies (eg, ADNI study; PPMI study). These studies include the use of manual and highly automated immunoassays and for amyloid beta(1-42) and for total tau the use of high sensitivity UPLC/tandem mass spectrometry. Multi-modal statistical analyses of these study data to address several questions including the diagnostic utilities of these biomarkers; assessments of the longitudinal trajectories of these biomarkers in AD, MCI and cognitively normal controls to assess the neuropathological changes over time in these individuals.

Clinical Expertise

Measurement and interpretation of the toxicokinetics of drugs and toxins in patients affected by them. Interpretation of the pharmacokinetics of immunosuppressant maintenance medications in transplant patients.

Other Expertise

Development and implementation of mass spectrometry-based methods for measuring small molecules of clinical utility including therapeutic drugs, toxins and special chemistry tests including 25-OH vitamin D.

Education

B.S. (Cum Laude, Chemistry), LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York, 1962
Ph.D. (Biochemistry), S.U.N.Y. at Upstate Medical Center, 1968

Specialty Certification

American Board of Clinical Chemistry, 1973
American Board of Clinical Chemistry in Toxicological Chemistry, 1990
USC School of Medicine, Laboratory of Applied Pharmacokinetics, 1995

Postgraduate Training

NIH Post doctoral Fellowship Department of Molecular Biology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1968-1970
Fellow, Neuroscience Research Program, 1969-1969
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, William Pepper Laboratories, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1970-1972

Awards and Honors

Norman Kubasik Lectureship Award, Upstate New York AACC Meeting, 1992-1992
Outstanding Speaker Award, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, American Association for Clinical Chemistry, 1995-2003
Reinhold Award, Philadelphia Section, AACC, 1995-1995
The Peter C Nowell Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 1999-1999
IATDMCT Charles Pippenger Award for Outstanding Contributions in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, 1999-1999
The Kevin Salhany, MD, Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 2005-2005
LeMoyne College - Distinguished Alumni Award, 2012-2012
AACC Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine., 2013

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society, 1962 - 1964
American Chemical Society, 1962 - present
American Association for Clinical Chemistry, 1972 - present
Philadelphia Section, American Association for Clinical Chemistry: 1996 (Program Chairman).
Philadelphia Section, American Association for Clinical Chemistry: 1978, 1978 - Present
Philadelphia Section, American Association for Clinical Chemistry:, 1978 - Present
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1978 - present
International Federation of Clinical Chemistry, 1979 - present
AACC/NACB Task Force on Cyclosporine Monitoring, 1985 - 1987
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry:, 1986 - present
International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, 1989 - present
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology Division of the AACC:, 1991 - Present
American Society for Mass Spectroscopy, 1991 - 1994
USP Council of Experts,, 2001 - 2002
Society of Toxicology, 2004 - 2007, 2004 - 2007
Alzheimers Association, 2005 - Present
Eli Lilly, 2011 - Present
Alzheimers Association Global Biomarker Standardization Consortium., 2011 - Present
Roche (Member of Scientific Advisory Board), 2016 - Present
Cerebrospinal Fluid appropriate Use, Criteria Workgroup, Alzheimers Association., 2017 - Present

Selected Publications

CSF biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease concord with amyloid-B PET and predict clinical progression: A study of fully-automated immunoassays in BioFINDER and ADNI cohorts.

Hansson O, Seibyl J, Stomrud E, Zetterberg H, Trojanowski JQ, Bittner T, Lifke V, Corradini V, Eichenlaub U, Batrla R, Buck K, Zink K, Rabe C, Blennow K, Shaw LM., Alzheimer's and Dementia - In Press., 2018, in Press

Cerebrospinal fluid tau, AB and sTREM2 in Former National Football League Players: Modeling the relationship between repetitive head impacts, microglial activation, and neurodegeneration.

Alosco ML, Tripodis Y, Fritts NG, Heslegrave A, Baugh CM, Conneely S, Mariani M, Martin BM, Frank S, Mez J, Stein TD, Cantu RC, McKee AC, Shaw LM, Trojanowski JQ, Blennow K, Zetterberg H, Stern RA., Alzheimer's and Dementia, 2018, in Press

Cerebrospinal Fluid Neurogranin concentration in neurodegeneration: relation to clinical phenotypes and neuropathology.

Portelius E, Olsson B, Hoglund K, Cullen NC, Kvartsberg H, Andreasson U, Zetterberg H, Sandelius A, Shaw LM, Lee VMY, Irwin DJ, Grossman M, Weintraub D, Chen-Plotkin A, Wolk DA, McCluskey L, Elman L, McBride J, Toledo JB, Trojanowski JQ, Blennow K., Acta Neuropathologica, 2018, in Press

Appropriate Use Criteria for Lumbar Puncture and Cerebrospinal Fluid Testing in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.

Shaw LM, Arias J, Blennow K, Galasko D, Molinuevo JL, Salloway S, Schindler S, Carrillo MC, Hendrix JA, Ross A, Illes J, Ramus C, Fifer S., Alzheimer's and Dementia, 2018, in Press

Neocortical origin and progression of gray matter atrophy in nonamnestic Alzheimer's disease.

Phillips JS, Da Re F, Dratch L, Xie SX, Irwin DJ, McMillan CT, Vaishnavi SN, Ferrarese C, Lee EB, Shaw LM, Trojanowski JQ, Wolk DA, Grossman M., Neurobiology of Aging. 63(): , 2018, in Press

Cerebrospinal Fluid a-synuclein contributes to the differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.

Shi M, Tang L, Toledo JB, Ginghina C, Wang H, Aro P, Jensen PH, Weintraub D, Chen-Plotkin AS, Irwin DJ, Grossman M, McCluskey L, Elman LB, Wolk DA, Lee EB, Shaw LM, Trojanowski JQ, Zhang J., Alzheimer's and Dementia, 2018, in Press

The Impact of preanalytical Variables on measuring Cerebrospinal Fluid biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease diagnosis: a Review.

Hansson O, Mikulskis A, Fagan AM, Teunissen C, Zetterberg H, Vanderstichele H, Molinuevo JL, Shaw LM, Vandijck M, Verbeek MM, Savage M, Mattson N, Lewczuk P, Batrla R, Rutz S, Deam RA, Blennow K., Alzheimer's and Dementia, 2018, in Press

Derivation of cut-offs for the Elecsys Amyloid B (1-42) assay in Alzheimer's Disease.

Shaw LM, Waligorska T, Fields L, Korecka M, Figurski M, Trojanowski JQ, Eichenlaub U, Wahl S, Quan M, Pontecorvo MJ, Lachno DR, Talbot JA, Andersen SW, Siemers ER, Dean RA., Alzheimer's and Dementia, In Press, 2018, in Press

Recommendations of the Global Multiple System Atrophy Research Roadmap Meeting.

Walsh RR, Krismer F, Galpern WR, Wenning GK, Low PA, Halliday G, Koroshetz WJ, Holton J, Quinn NP, Rascol O, Shaw LM, Eidelberg D, Bower P, Cummings JL, Abler V, Biedenharn J, Bitan G, Brooks DJ, Brundin P, Fernandez H, Fortier P, Freeman R, Gasser T, Hewitt A, Höglinger GU, Huentelman MJ, Jensen PH, Jeromin A, Kang UJ, Kaufmann H, Kellerman L, Khurana V, Klockgether T, Kim WS, Langer C, LeWitt P, Masliah E, Meissner W, Melki R, Ostrowitzki S, Piantadosi S, Poewe W, Robertson D, Roemer C, Schenk D, Schlossmacher M, Schmahmann JD, Seppi K, Shih L, Siderowf A, Stebbins GT, Stefanova N, Tsuji S, Sutton S and Zhang J., Neurology. 90(2): , 2018

CSF Tau and Amyloid-Beta Predict Cerebral Synucleinopathy in Autopsied Lewy Body Disorders.

Irwin DJ, Sharon X Xie, Coughlin D, Nevier N, Akhtar R, McMillan CT, Lee EB, Wolk DA, Weintraub D, Chen-Plotkin A, Duda JE, Spindler M, Siderowf A, Hurtig HI, Shaw LM, Grossman M,and Trojanowski JQ., Neurology. 90(): 1-9, 2018