Dr. Eckels is the medical director of the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory and the Molecular HLA Sequencing Laboratory at ARUP, as well as a professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Eckels has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of histocompatibility, immunogenetics, and human immunology. He received his MS in microbiology and PhD in immunology from the University of California at Davis. He is a member and past president of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics and former board member for the United Network for Organ Sharing. Dr. Eckels is actively involved in NIH-funded research of infectious diseases and provides consultation to transplant laboratories in the United States and abroad.