Jacqueline Channon Smith has been the Director of the Immune Monitoring Laboratory since 2002 and the Director of the Flow Cytometry Core since July, 2012.  She received her Ph.D. in 1984 from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, an Institute of the University of London.  She is a native New Zealander who has lived and worked in Auckland, Johannesburg, London, Denver, and the Upper Valley.  Her research interests include leishmania, toxoplasma, and multiple sclerosis.


Jacqueline Channon Smith, Ph.D.
Phone: (603) 653-9916

Alan Bergeron, B.A.
Phone: (603) 653-9914

Immune Monitoring Lab Manager

Alan Bergeron coordinates the operations of the immunoassay and clinical trials team at DartLab. He helps to develop and refine investigator initiated projects and often carries out the pilot portions of the projects. Alan has over 20 years of broad experience in classical biochemistry, molecular biology, cytometry andimmunoassay development, he has been associated with DartLAB for 5 years.  He received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.



Flow Cytometry Lab Manager

Gary Ward, the Manager of the DartLab Flow Core, is a long time employee of Dartmouth with many years experience in flow cytometry. He has the overall supervision of the QC, preventive maintenance, and operations of the flow cytometers and computers.  He also operates the Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorter.  In addition to these duties he trains users, assists with experment set up, handles scheduling, and other technical questions.  He received his B.S. from the University of New Hampshire.

Gary Ward, B.S.                    Phone: (603)650-7907

Daniel Mielcarz, Ph.D.
Phone: (603) 653-9925

Research Associate

Dan Mielcarz assists with experimental design, data compilation and analysis, with a particular focus on clinical trials.  He joined DartLab in July of 2011.  Dan received his Ph.D. in microbiology/immunology from Dartmouth Medical School in 2010.

Senior Research Technologist

John DeLong has worked for DartLab since 2003. He assists in carrying out research experiments, analysis, assay development, titering antibodies, panel making and verification, QC monitor of several cutting edge flow cytometers, and writing SOPs.  He also trains students, resource users, and postdocs. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Franklin & Marshall College.


John DeLong, B.S.
Phone: (603) 653-9913



Research Technologist

Nathan started working in DartLab in August 2013.  His responsibilities include flow cytometer maintenance, data analysis, and aiding in the development of SOPs. He graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Hobart College in 2013.


Nathan Martin, B.S.
Phone: (603) 653-9913

Advisory Board

The Shared Resource functions under the overall guidance of an Advisory Board:

Marc Ernstoff, M.D.

Lloyd Kasper, M.D.

William Rigby, M.D.

Craig Tomlinson, Ph.D.