Kyle G. Rodino, PhD, D(ABMM)

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Assistant Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Director, Rittenhouse Molecular Laboratory 
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Contact InformationHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
4 Gates Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Specialty Division

Laboratory Medicine, Precision and Computational Diagnostics


BS (Clinical Laboratory Science), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
PhD (Microbiology and Immunology), Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, 2018

Specialty Certification

American Society of Clinical Pathology, Medical Laboratory Science, 2009
Mayo Clinic Quality Fellow, Mayo Clinic Quality Academy, 2018
American Board of Medical Microbiology, 2020

Postgraduate Training

Fellow, Clinical Microbiology , Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, 2018-2020

Awards and Honors

Mary P. Coleman Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Graduate Research, 2016
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, 2017
Outstanding Abstract and Travel Award. European Society for Coxiella, Chlamydia, Anaplasma, and Rickettsia, 2017
Chairman's Award, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Penn Medicine, 2021
American Society for Clinical Pathology 40 Under Forty, 2022
University of Pennsylvania Commitment to Excellence Award, 2022

Memberships and Professional Organizations

American Society for Microbiology, 2008 - Present
American Society for Rickettsiology, 2014 - 2018
Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, 2020 - Present
ABMM Examination Validation Committee, 2021 - 2023
CDC NCEZID Special Emphasis Panel CK22-005 Vector-Borne Diseases Centers of Excellence, 2022 - Present
American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2022 - Present
Association for Molecular Pathology, 2023 - Present

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Selected Publications

Laboratory Preparedness for the Current Monkeypox Outbreak

Kyle G. Rodino, N. Esther Babady, Gonzalo Bearman, Matthew J Binnicker, Stuart N Isaacs, Benjamin A Pinsky, David J Weber, Clinical Chemistry 69(2): , 2023

Multiple Introductions of SARS-CoV-2 Alpha and Delta Variants into White-Tailed Deer in Pennsylvania

Marques AD, Sherrill-Mix S, Everett JK, Adhikari H, Reddy S, Ellis JC, Zeliff H, Greening SS, Cannuscio CC, Strelau KM, Collman RG, Kelly BJ, Rodino KG, Bushman FD, Gagne RB, Anis E., mBio 13(5): e0210122, 2022, PMID:36000731

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Novel Assays for Molecular Detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

Rodino KG, Smith KP, Pettengill MA., Clin Lab Med 42(2): 299-307, 2022, PMID:35636828

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Partial ORF1ab Gene Target Failure with Omicron BA.2.12.1

Rodino KG, Peaper DR, Kelly BJ, Bushman F, Marques A, Adhikari H, Tu ZJ, Marrero Rolon R, Westblade LF, Green DA, Berry GJ, Wu F, Annavajhala MK, Uhlemann AC, Parikh BA, McMillen T, Jani K, Babady NE, Hahn AM, Koch RT, Grubaugh ND; Yale SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Initiative, Rhoads DD., J Clin Microbiol 60(6): e0060022, 2022, PMID:35582905

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SARS-CoV-2 Variants Associated with Vaccine Breakthrough in the Delaware Valley through Summer 2021

Marques AD, Sherrill-Mix S, Everett JK, Reddy S, Hokama P, Roche AM, Hwang Y, Glascock A, Whiteside SA, Graham-Wooten J, Khatib LA, Fitzgerald AS, Moustafa AM, Bianco C, Rajagopal S, Helton J, Deming R, Denu L, Ahmed A, Kitt E, Coffin SE, Newbern C, Mell JC, Planet PJ, Badjatia N, Richards B, Wang ZX, Cannuscio CC, Strelau KM, Jaskowiak-Barr A, Cressman L, Loughrey S, Ganguly A, Feldman MD, Collman RG, Rodino KG, Kelly BJ, Bushman FD., mBio 13(1): e0378821, 2022, PMID:35130727

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SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant (AY.3) in the Feces of a Domestic Cat

Lenz OC, Marques AD, Kelly BJ, Rodino KG, Cole SD, Perera RAPM, Weiss SR, Bushman FD, Lennon EM., Viruses 14(2): 421, 2022, PMID:35216014

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Collaboration between clinical and academic laboratories for sequencing SARS-CoV-2 genomes

Wang J, Hawken SE, Jones CD, Hagan RS, Bushman F, Everett J, Miller MB, Rodino KG., J Clin Microbiol 60(3): e0128821, 2022, PMID:34985985

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Novel Applications of Metagenomics for Detection of Tickborne Pathogens

Rodino KG, Pritt BS., Clin Chem 68(1): 69-74, 2021, PMID:34969117

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Closing The Brief Case: A Variant on a Classic-Abiotrophia defectiva Endocarditis with Discitis

Dumm RE, Wing A, Richterman A, Jacob J, Glaser LJ, Rodino KG., J Clin Microbiol 59(10): e0309420, 2021, PMID:34542328

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