Lab Genetics & Genomics Fellowship

Program Overview

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

Number of positions:

1 new fellow each July 1

Open Positions: (Updated January 8, 2020)

2020: 1

Application submission for the 2020-2022 Fellowship position is now closed.

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 or may be sent to the following address:

Kim Knotts

Medical Education Coordinator
Department of Pathology
University of Virginia
1215 Lee Street, Box 800214
Charlottesville, VA 22908

• 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

No current fellows.