Center for Clinical Genetics
and Genomics

Laboratory Genetics and Genomics LGG Fellowship

Overview of the Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
Fellowship Training Program


Program Details
The Magee Womens Hospital Clinical Genetics and Genomics Laboratory is comprised of the Clinical Cytogenetic Laboratory (PCL), the Clinical Genomics Laboratory (PCGL) and the Prenatal Screening Lab (PSL).  The laboratories are accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) for the training of fellows in the Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) program. The two-year program includes training in Clinical Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics and Genomics. The LGG program offers extensive training in performance and interpretation of molecular genetic and cytogenetic analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic disorders. Satisfactory completion of the LGG training will lead to board-eligibility in the Clinical Laboratory Genetics and Genomics specialty through the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG).

Training Objectives:

  • Perform, analyze, interpret and report cytogenetic and molecular assays.
  • Identify, annotate and interpret cytogenetic, sequence and copy number variations using databases and informatics pipelines.
  • Communicate genetic test results to physicians and other professional staff.
  • Develop oral and written presentation skills through case conferences, seminars, abstracts, and manuscripts.
  • Understand clinical laboratory management including lab regulatory issues and quality control procedures.
  • Understand the development and validation of new clinical assays.
  • Participate in translational research projects.

Eligibility of Candidates

  • Candidates must hold an M.D., or Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degree
  • Candidates with at least two years prior postdoctoral training are preferred.
  • Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Candidates with a doctoral degree earned outside of the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico should have the ABMGG Credentials Committee to review their credentials prior to the onset of LGG training.
  • Interested applicants may visit ACMGG web page for more information.


Materials required for application 

  • Current CV
  • Three letters of reference
  • A short cover letter summarizing professional work experience, motivation for LGG fellowship training and career goals.

LGG Fellowship (2019-2021) Application Timeline

  • Applications will be accepted from July 1 to October 31, 2018.
  • Interviews will be held beginning on November 1, 2018
  • Decisions will be made by January 31, 2019
  • The new trainees will start on July 1, 2019


Please email or send your application packet to:
Marjorie Ann Seskey
LGG Fellowship Coordinator
Magee-Womens Research Institute
204 Craft Avenue – 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Contact Information

Medical Genetics Residency and LGG Fellowship Coordinator

Marjorie Seskey
Magee-Womens Research Institute
204 Craft Avenue- Room 308
Pittsburgh, PA 15213