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Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship

Program Overview

The 2-year Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) program at the University of Colorado offers specialized postdoctoral training leading to board-eligibility in the lbaroatory genetics and genomics specialty. This fellowship integrates both molecular and cytogenetic techniques and interpretation and provides fellows with extensive trainign in human cytogenetics, cytogenomics, molecular genetics, and molecular genomics, including prenatal, postnatal, heritable, somatic cancer, and hematophathology cytogenetic and molecular diagnoses.

Fellows will be trained to perform as a genetics laboratory director proficient in the interpretaton of both clinical cytogenetic and molecular genetic testing relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic disease. 

This training is open to MD, DO, and PhD applicants from fields related to genetics with preference given to applicants who have at least 2 years of postdoctoral laboratory experience. There is 1 position available per year.

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The Laboratory Genetics and Genomics fellowship is accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG)​


Upon satisfactory completion of the program requirements, fellows may apply to the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) to take the certification examination in LGG.


How to Apply

Applications for training to start July 1, 2021 or later will be accepted via CU Careers​ beginning in July one year prior to the start date. Promising applicants will be invited for a phone/online interview that may be followed by a one-day on-site interview to be conducted in the early fall. Fellows will then be selected by a review committee. Potential applicants are encouraged to email the Program Director with any questions.

Materials required for application are:

  • CV describing your activities with professional societies, publications, and any other relevant information about your education or work experience
  • Personal statement outlining your motivaton for LGG fellowship training, professional experience, and career aspirations
  • 3 original letters of recommendation
  • If applicable, candidates should submit evidence that they have applied for the ABMGG foreighn credentials review (more information can be found in the below "Qualifications" section)

Stipend Info

Commensurate with year of postgraduate training.

Program Contact Info

Kristy Crooks, PhD, FACMG
Program Director

Assistant Professor

Director, Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Biobank Laboratory

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Phone: (303) 724-8209



Holly Ables, MA
Program Coordinator

Genetics and Metabolism

Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Phone: (303) 724-2354


For more information on the ABMGG requirements, please see​.