Dr. Meeusen received a PhD from the University of Wisconsin studying inorganic biochemistry. After graduate school he spent three years as a post-doctoral research fellow with the Mayo Clinic Neuroimmunology Laboratory. During this time, he developed an animal model of autoimmune neuropathy, replicating a patient syndrome involving pig brain inhalation. The case series was adapted to an episode of the television series Royal Pains (and also was published in peer-reviewed journals). Since joining the Clinical Chemistry fellowship at Mayo Clinic in 2012, Dr. Meeusen has received an MSCAL Trainee Travel Award, the Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award, the 2013 AACC Best Abstract Award for Pediatric Maternal-Fetal Division, and second place in the 2013 AACC student poster contest for data presented on a protein mass spectrometry method for CSF detection.