The Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) Fellowship at UVA prepares trainees to direct and interpret clinical cytogenetics and clinical molecular genetic analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic disease. LGG fellows follow a 24-month curriculum providing hands-on training in the CLIA-certified clinical cytogenetics and genomics laboratories serving the UVA Health System, allowing competency in the performance and interpretation of all current genetic and genomic testing modalities. Additionally, LGG fellows will participate in a variety of didactic courses, seminars, and conferences to enhance the trainee’s understanding of fundamental human genetics and genetic diseases, laboratory quality programs and regulatory requirements, and effective communication and leadership. Opportunities for focused exposure to areas of interest or need are provided through a four-month concentration period. This comprehensive curriculum will prepare trainees to function as an independent director of a clinical cytogenetics and/or clinical molecular genetics laboratory.
Completion of the UVA LGG Fellowship will lead to board-eligibility in the Clinical Laboratory Genetics and Genomics specialty through the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
PhD in genetics or a related field, MD from an LCME- or ECFMG-accredited medical school, or equivalent degree
Open Positions: (Updated May 4, 2022)
Applications for the 2024-2025 cycle can be submitted starting July 1st, 2023 and will be reviewed starting on October 1st, 2023. Please have all materials submitted by this date.
Interested candidates should submit the Lab Genetics & Genomics application, a current CV, personal statement explaining your background and interest in our program, and 3 letters of recommendation from faculty who are familiar with your research or clinical performance. Letters of recommendation are preferably sent directly by the letter-writer and not by the applicant. The application and all supporting materials may be submitted electronically (preferred) to:
Medical Education Coordinator
UVA Department of Pathology
1215 Lee St, Box 800214
Charlottesville, VA 22908 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Eli Williams, PhD, FACMG, Program Director of LGG Fellowship, Director of Clinical Genomics and Cytogenetics
• Jinbo Fan, PhD, FACMG, Associate Director of Clinical Genomics and Cytogenetics
• William Wilson, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Genetics
• Christina Peroutka, MD, Pediatric Genetics