Our Team


Dan Mielcarz

Daniel Mielcarz, Ph.D.
Phone: (603) 646-5504



Dan Mielcarz became the Director of DartLab in July of 2021. His expertise lies in 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. He is a member of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS), The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC), and North East Regional Life Science Core Directors (NERLSCD).


Gary Ward, B.S.
Phone: (603) 646-5470



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 experiment setup, handles scheduling, and other technical questions.  He received his B.S. from the University of New Hampshire.

Andrew Calkins

Andrew Calkins, B.A.
Phone: (603) 646-5459



Andrew joined DartLab in November 2016. He currently assists with flow cytometer maintenance and quality control, clinical trials, Seahorse, Luminex, and development of Standard Operating Procedures. He received his B.A. in Biology from Bowdoin College in 2011.

Jordan Wentworth

Jordan Wentworth, B.S.
Phone: (603) 646-5845



Jordan joined DartLab in June 2022. He currently assists with flow cytometer maintenance and quality control, clinical trials, Seahorse, and cell sorting. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Merrimack College in 2022.


Jacqueline Channon Smith, Ph.D.



Jacqueline Channon Smith was the Director of the Immune Monitoring Laboratory from 2002-2021 and the Director of the Flow Cytometry Core from July, 2012-2021.  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, Baghdad, Denver, and the Upper Valley.  Her research interests include leishmania, toxoplasma, multiple sclerosis, and immunoassay harmonization.