March 1, 2013
New Laboratory Consulting Director Announced

VRL Laboratories HCT/P’s Division – Denver, Colorado

We are pleased to announce that on April 1, 2013, Dr. Zahra Kashi will be joining our staff as VRL’s Laboratory Director.  Dr. Kashi has over 20 years’ experience in clinical laboratory science and transplant/transfusion medicine, with over 10 years’ experience as a CLIA Laboratory Director.

About Dr Kashi:

Zahra Mehdizadeh Kashi, PhD; VRL Consulting Laboratory Director, received her doctoral degree in molecular immunohematology in 2000 from Portland State University.  She has directed and managed a quality laboratory operation in the field of transplantation and transfusion support for over 20 years.   Dr. Kashi is the Founder, CEO and Laboratory Director of Kashi Clinical Laboratories, in Portland, Oregon, which supports multiple transplant and cellular therapy programs nationwide. She also serves as the Director and Clinical Consultant of Red Cross Clinical Services. She is an Adjunct Professor at Oregon Health Sciences University, Division of Clinical Laboratory Science. Her main research interest is the role of histocompatibility molecules in the pathophysiology of Transfusion-Related Acute Lung injury (TRALI).