Dr. Lombardi was introduced to the field of ME/CFS as an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Daniel L. Peterson, in Incline Village, NV.
While working with Dr. Peterson, he was responsible for routine laboratory work, patient interviews, statistical and epidemiological data analysis.
He began his graduate studies in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Suhadolnik at Temple University in 1999 studying the role of RNase L dysfunction in ME/CFS. He finished his graduate work at the University of Nevada, Reno in the field of neuro-peptides and protein chemistry, receiving his PhD in Biochemistry in 2006. Prior to completion of his PhD, he co-founded Redlabs USA Inc., a CLIA certified clinical specialty laboratory the focus of which is the diagnosis of chronic immune disease. He served as the Director of Operations and Laboratory Supervisor at Redlabs prior to joining WPI in 2007 but left to continue his research on the RNase L pathway and the development of chronic disease.
Dr Lombardi brings to WPI, expertise in the fields of protein chemistry and purification, mass spectrometry and molecular modeling.