Jean L. Heneghan, MS, CHS

 Jean L.Heneghan, MS, CHS

Research Instructor of Medicine
Assistant Director, Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratories
Section of Clinical Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology

Biographical Sketch:

Jean Heneghan received her Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude, in Biology from Loyola University of the South in New Orleans and her Master of Science degree in Biology from Tulane University. Ms. Heneghan is currently a Research Instructor and Assistant Director of the Tulane Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory. She also serves as Co-Director of the Histocompatibility Proficiency Testing Program of the American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation

Ms. Heneghan is Board Certified as a Histocompatibility Specialist by the American Board of Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics. She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation. She is a member of the American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics, the United Network for Organ Sharing, The American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation, and the American Society of Transplantation. Ms. Heneghan is also a certified Laboratory Inspector for the College of American Pathologists.

Publications include:

  • Heneghan JL, Sullivan K. Successful Retransplantation across an Apparent Donor-Specific Antibody -- A Virtual Crossmatch Conundrum. Human Immunology 2009 (in press).
  • Heneghan JL, .Sullivan K. Calculated PRA: The Louisiana Experience. Am JTransplantation 2009;09(S2):709.
  • Amatya A, Zhang R, Paramesh A, Amatya A, McGee J, Killackey M, Alper B, Heneghan J, Simon E, Sullivan K, Slakey D, Florman S. A Single Center's Experience with HLA-matched Kidney Transplantation in the Era of Modern immunosuppressive Therapy. Am J Transplantation. 2009 (in press).
  • Heneghan JL. Crossmatching for Solid Organ Transplantation. In: Basic Histocompatibility Course 2008. American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation.
  • Heneghan J. Antibody Screening. In: Basic Histocompatibility Course. 2008. American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation.
  • Medan AK, Slakey D, Becker A, Gill J, Heneghan J, Sullivan K, Cheng S. Treatment of antibody-mediated accelerated rejection using plasmapheresis. J of Clinical Apheresis 2000;15:180-183.


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