Directors of Beutner Laboratories

Richard W. Plunkett, PhD

Richard W. Plunkett, PhD

Dr. Richard W. Plunkett is an affiliate of the American Academy of Dermatology. He obtained his Masters and Ph.D degrees from University at Buffalo, State University of New York in the School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology. After many years experience in field of immunohematologic studies, Dr. Plunkett began a post-doctoral program with Dr. Ernst Beutner studying autoimmune diseases of the skin. The completion of this program and the continuation of this association has allowed expansion into areas beyond direct immunofluorescence (IF) studies and indirect IF studies, including serum testing by ELISA and IF mapping for hereditary epidermolysis bullosa.


Raminder Grover, MD

Raminder Grover, MD

Dr. Raminder Grover is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology. She is certified by the New York State Department of Health in Diagnostic Immunology, Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology and Parasitology and has years of clinical laboratory experience. She specializes in skin immunopathology, immunofluorescence assays, ELISA and immunoblot assays for the diagnosis of autoimmune skin and mucous membrane diseases.