My research interests include pediatric clinical chemistry, including toxicology, inborn errors of metabolism, lipid measurements, and reference interval calculations.

Stephen Roper, PhD, completed his formal education at Texas Tech University (BS, Biology) with graduate training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (MS, Molecular Pathology) and the Medical University of South Carolina (PhD, Biomedical Science). Roper completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Roper currently serves as Assistant Director of Pediatric Laboratory Services Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Highlighted Publications

Pediatric ionized calcium reference intervals from archived radiometer data (2022)
Detecting Fentanyl Analogs in Urine Using Precursor Ion Scan Mode (2021)
Yield of Serum Dexamethasone Measurement for Reducing False-Positive Results of Low-Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Testing (2021)
Performance of Calculated and Directly Measured Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in a Pediatric Population (2017)