Fellows Complete Molecular Training Program

06.30.17

Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) recently recognized Kasia Ellsworth, PhD, and Catie Spellicy, PhD upon their completion of laboratory fellowships in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics.

Dr. Ellsworth
Dr. Ellsworth

Dr. Ellsworth earned a PhD in Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. After finishing a Clinical Biochemical Genetics fellowship at GGC in 2016, she remained at the Center to complete a second fellowship in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics. Dr. Ellsworth has joined GGC’s DNA Diagnostic Laboratory as a Clinical Molecular Specialist.

Dr. Spellicy earned a PhD in Human and Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHSCH). Prior to enrolling in GGC’s program, she also completed two postdoctoral fellowships, the first studying neural tube defects, also at UTHSCH, and the second at Baylor College of Medicine where she studied the genetics of addiction. In July, she will join Mission Fullerton Genetics Laboratory in Asheville, NC as a Clinical Molecular Geneticist.

GGC’s two-year fellowships include intensive training in laboratory technologies, clinical genetics and diagnostic laboratory management. GGC is one of only 44 sites in the US and the only program in SC offering this post-graduate genetics training programs in all specialty areas.

Since GGC’s program began in 1989, nearly 40 fellows and residents have completed the training and have gone on to practice medical genetics or lead diagnostic laboratories.

For more information, contact Lori Bassett

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