Scott Koepsell, M.D., Ph.D.

Department Affiliations
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, Transfusion and Tissue Services 

Transfusion medicine, cellular therapy, molecular diagnostics

Education and Training

B.S. (Chemistry), University of South Dakota, 2000

Ph.D. (Microbiology), University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2005

M.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2007

Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2007-2011

Fellowship, Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking, University of Minnesota, 2011-2012


Teaching Activities

Resident Education


National Activities

American Association of Blood Banks

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

College of American Pathologists


Notable Publications

Koepsell SA, Hinrichs SH, Iwen P. “Applying a Real-Time PCR Assay for Histoplasma capsulatum to Clinically-Relevant Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Human Tissue.” J Clin Micro. In press.


Koepsell SA, Miller JS, McKenna Jr DH. “Natural killer cells: a review of manufacturing and clinical utility.” Transfusion. In Press.


Koepsell SA, Kadidlo DM, Fautsch S, McCullough J, Klingemann H, Wagner JE, Miller JS, McKenna Jr DH. “Successful "in-flight" activation of natural killer cells during long-distance shipping.” Transfusion. In Press.


Koepsell SA, Anderson DR, Radio SJ. “Parvovirus B19 is a bystander in adult myocarditis.” Cardiovascular Pathology. In Press.


Zantek N, Koepsell SA, Tharp D and Cohn C. “The Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT): A Critical Step in the Evaluation of Hemolysis.” Am J Hematol. 2012 Jul;87(7):707-9.


SA Koepsell, GA Talmon. “Light Microscopic Diagnosis of Microvillus Inclusion Disease on Colorectal Specimens Using CD10.” Am J Surg Path. 2010 July; 34(7): 970-972.


SA Koepsell, AG Freifeld, AR Sambol, RD McComb and SA Kazmi. “Seronegative Naturally-Acquired West Nile Virus Encephalitis in a Renal and Pancreas Transplant Recipient.” Transplant Infectious Disease. 2010 Oct; 12(5): 459-64.


SA Koepsell, MA Larson, CA Frey, SH Hinrichs and MA Griep. “Staphylococcus aureus primase has higher initiation specificity, interacts with single-stranded DNA stronger, but is less stimulated by its helicase than Escherichia coli primase.” Mol Microbiol. 2008 June; 68(6): 1570-82.


MA Griep, S Blood, MA Larson, SA Koepsell and SH Hinrichs. “Myricetin inhibits Escherichia coli DnaB helicase but not primase.” Bioorg Med Chem. 2007 Nov 15;15(22):7203-8.


SA Koepsell, MA Larson, MA Griep and SH Hinrichs. “Staphylococcus aureus helicase but not Escherichia coli helicase stimulates S. aureus primase activity and maintains initiation specificity.” J Bacteriol. 2006 Jul;188(13):4673-80.


RJ Olsen, WM Lydiatt, SA Koepsell, D Lydiatt, SL Johansson, S Naumann, JA Bridge, JR Neff, SH Hinrichs and SR Tarantolo. “C-erb-B2 (HER2/neu) expression in synovial sarcoma of the head and neck.”  Head Neck. 2005 Oct;27(10):883-92.


SA Koepsell, S Hanson, SH Hinrichs and MA Griep. “Fluorometric assay for bacterial primases.” Anal Biochem. 2005 Apr 15;339(2):353-5.


S Koepsell, D Bastola, SH Hinrichs and MA Griep. “Thermally denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography analysis of primase activity.” Anal Biochem. 2004 Sep 15;332(2):330-6.


RJ Olsen, J Mazlo, SA Koepsell, TW McKeithan and SH Hinrichs. “Minimal structural elements of an inhibitory anti-ATF1/CREB single-chain antibody fragment (scFv41.4).” Hybrid Hybridomics. 2003 Apr;22(2):65-77.


CB Toris, SA Koepsell, ME Yablonski and CB Camras. “Aqueous humor dynamics in ocular hypertensive patients.” J Glaucoma. 2002 Jun;11(3):253-8. 

Scott Koepsell, M.D., Ph.D.

Email Address

Mailing Address
983135 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-3135

Office Address
MSB  3503

Phone Numbers
Office: 402-559-7737
Fax: 402-559-6018