Dr. Jeff SoRelle is from Waco and earned his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, on the school’s highest merit-based scholarship. Jeff returned to Texas for medical school at UT Southwestern, where he served as co-president of the Dallas chapter of the American Medical Student Association, co-president of the Gender Equality Medical Society, and vice-president of the pathology student interest group. First through an AOA summer fellowship and subsequently for a year as a Howard Hughes Research Fellow, Jeff worked in the lab of 2011 Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Bruce Beutler, screening mutagenized mice for genetic modulators of the allergic response. He has presented and won several awards for his research. He finished his medical school career at UT Southwestern with the Vernie Stembridge Award for Academic Excellence in Pathology.
Dr. SoRelle completed the Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship at Southwestern between his second and third years of residency. He completed clinic genetic research projects emphasizing the importance of periodic re-interpretation of inherited genetic variants and the increasing rates of discrepancy in variant interpretation. Re-interpretation of genes in immune and cardiac diseases are ongoing. Dr. SoRelle also helped validate and evaluate several COVID-19 molecular essays, which he wrote about as a regular contributor of LABLOGATORY, a blog for Laboratory Medicine Professionals. He will apply his training in the Next Generation Sequencing Laboratory bridging his clinical training and research expertise.
Dr. SoRelle served as Chief Resident and won the Weinberg Resident Research award in 2020 upon graduating Clinical Pathology (CP only) residency. He is continuing his laboratory research investigation of genetic modifiers of allergic (IgE) response, and hopes to start his own research lab.