This one-year fellowship in molecular genetic pathology with emphasis on molecular-based diagnostic techniques includes training in all areas of molecular genetic pathology, including molecular hematopathology, oncology, infectious diseases, tissue typing, pharmacogenomics, inherited disorders, cytogenetics and medical genetics. Each year, the laboratories perform approximately 50,000 molecular infectious disease tests, 7,000 genetic screening tests, and over 12,000 molecular hematopathology/oncology tests. The fellow will gain experience in a broad range of state-of-the-art molecular and cytogenetic techniques including nucleic acid extraction, hybridization technologies, FISH, amplification technologies (PCR, RT-PCR, quantitative PCR), capillary electrophoresis, Sanger sequencing, and next-generation sequencing. Fellows will have significant clinical laboratory responsibilities during the course of the training program, being actively involved in test interpretation and reporting, test development and validation, QA/QC and serving as consultants to clinicians in a variety of disciplines. Numerous opportunities for research experience are available with the Department of Pathology and the Department of Human Genetics.
Applicants must be board-certified or eligible in anatomic and/or clinical pathology or medical genetics. Prior experience in molecular biology is recommended.
Support is commensurate with the candidate's level of training.
Applications should be submitted online: Click Here
Applications should be submitted by September 30th for fellowships beginning a year from the following July.
Inquiries can be directed to the Program Office at (734) 615-1533.