Dr. Chase Kessinger Promoted to Assistant Professor, Underscoring
the Importance of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
Research at the Masonic Medical Research Institute
UTICA, NY — Chase Kessinger, Ph.D., was recently promoted to Assistant Professor at the Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI), adding a new lab to the growing Institute. Dr. Kessinger’s research utilizes imaging techniques to study a range of interests, including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, heart failure, atherosclerosis, and other cardiovascular diseases. He joined the MMRI in 2018 as an instructor in the lab of Dr. Jason McCarthy, an Associate Professor whose research focuses on nanoparticle drug delivery platforms and fluorescence imaging technologies. Dr. Kessinger also manages the histology, imaging, and surgery core facilitates at MMRI.
Before joining the MMRI team, Dr. Kessinger was an instructor at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. He did his postdoctoral fellowship training at MGH, working with Dr. Farouc A. Jaffer at the Cardiovascular Research Center. Dr. Kessinger earned his Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Microbiology.