Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship

clinical cytogeneticsThe Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Medical Genetics, in collaboration with the Department of Pathology and ARUP Laboratories, offers a three-year Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship Program (LGG). This training integrates clinical cytogenetics and clinical molecular genetics to prepare those who wish to specialize in these areas as a laboratory director or co-director.

The LGG Fellowship Program provides specialized training in all aspects of sample preparation, analyses and reporting of various types of samples, with a focus on detection and interpretation of chromosomal abnormalities in the Clinical Cytogenetics laboratory, and testing for mutations in human disease in the Clinical Molecular Genetics laboratory. Fellows participate in clinical test validations and also take part in the ongoing development of new assays and assay improvements, incorporating a broad range of traditional and cutting-edge technologies. Didactic lectures, rotations through other non-specialty laboratories, and participation in biochemical and medical genetics clinics are also included in this training.

Fellows have the opportunity to develop a research project based on the ongoing research and development activities within the laboratories, which are translational in scope and likely involve collaborations within the Divisions of Medical Genetics, Pathology and ARUP Labs. Trainees are responsible for monthly presentations to enhance teaching skills and encourage publication of highly interesting cases. Laboratory management and administrative responsibilities may also be assumed by the fellow with formal training in these areas.

This training program satisfies the requirements for the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics examination in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics.

Location: Experience is provided at Primary Children's Eccles Outpatient Services, University of Utah Hospital, ARUP Laboratories, and Hunstman Cancer Institute.

Positions: Four

Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training

Contact Us

Address inquiries to:

Coordinating Faculty
Bo Hong, MD, FACMG
Rong Mao, MD, FACMG

ACGME LGG Fellowship Program Co-Directors
Department of Pathology
University of Utah
500 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Sarah Wojtasek
Program Coordinator