Laboratory Genetics & Genomics Fellowship

Division of Medical Genetics
In the Department of Pediatrics


The Laboratory Genetics & Genomics Fellowship Program is an ABMGG Clinical Laboratory Fellowship that is accredited by ACGME.

The fellowship program seeks to attract individuals of diverse backgrounds and experience interested in pursuing careers in medical genetics. The fellowship is open to holders of PhD, MD or MD/PhD degrees. Fellows must be eligible to work in the United States.

Please visit the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics for more information.

Elizabeth Spiteri, PhD

Clinical  Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Clinical Genomics Service
Director, Laboratory Genetics & Genomics Fellowship Program

Laboratory Genetics & Genomics Faculty

Tina Cowan, PhD

Professor of Pathology (Clinical) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Genetics)
Co-Director, Clinical Biochemical Genetics Laboratory
Director, Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship

Translational research activities are aimed at the development of new laboratory testing approaches for the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with inborn errors of metabolism. In particular, a tandem-mass spectrometry (MS/MS)-based test for glutathione, an important antioxidant, is being applied to the evaluation of patients with various metabolic disorders including mitochondrial myopathies. Results of these studies will further our understanding of the pathophysiology of metabolic diseases, with the ultimate aim of improving patient testing and developing new theraputic strategies.

Elizabeth Spiteri, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Clinical Genomics Service
Director, Laboratory Genetics & Genomics Fellowship Program

Current Laboratory Genetics & Genomics Fellows [2024-25]

Deepali Shinde, PhD

Doctoral Program: University of Southern California: PhD - Molecular and Computational Biology

Alumni Laboratory Genetics & Genomics Fellows