Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship


Yajuan J. Liu, PhD, FACMG

Professor | Director, Clinical Genomics and Cytogenetics Laboratories | Program Director, Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

Min Fang, MD, PhD

Professor | Director of Cytogenetics, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Cate Paschal, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Vera A. Paulson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor | Associate Director, Genetics and Solid Tumors Laboratory | Associate Director, Genetics Preanalytical Services

Ulrike Schwarze, MD

Associate Professor

Anna Scott, PhD

Assistant Professor

Jillian G. Buchan, MS, PhD, FACMG

Assistant Professor | Associate Director, Genetics & Solid Tumor Laboratory/Northwest Clinical Genomics Laboratory


The University of Washington School of Medicine provides a two-year Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) Fellowship.  The fellow will rotate in laboratories located at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) with training experiences in Cytogenetics, Clinical Genomics, Collagen Diagnostic, Genetics/Solid Tumor, Molecular Genetics, Immunogenetics and Biochemistry (refer to block diagram linked below for details on types of case/techniques fellows will be exposed to by laboratory). 

Block Diagram

Typical Schedule


Post-doctoral fellows entering Laboratory Genetics and Genomics program must hold an MD, DO, or PhD (or equivalent) degree.  The PhD (or equivalent) degree must be in either genetics or a related field.  If graduated from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, the applicant must hold a currently valid certificate from Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Program Aims

  • To produce a diverse group of compassionate clinical laboratory geneticists who will provide high-quality, safe, and cost-effective patient care and state of the art clinical testing.
  • To create a comprehensive learning environment that will prepare trainees for a variety of experiences in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics.
  • To provide a supportive group of faculty members who will introduce trainees to various learning opportunities in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics.

Stipend & Benefits

Appointment is done annually for 2 year program. Stipend and benefits are based on the UW Resident/Fellow Stipend Schedule for UWHA Members (Year 1 at PGY1 and Year 2 at PGY2).  

For More Information

Dr. Yajuan Liu, MD PhD
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology University of Washington 
Box 357470
Seattle, WA 98195-6100

Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships
We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

This fellowship recruits 1 fellow every 2 years.

Next position starts July 1, 2025.

Application Timeline: 

Submit Applications: Feb 1 - June 30, 2024

Interviews: Beginning Early August, 2024

Applicants selected to interview will be contacted by the program coordinator to arrange a mutually suitable time.

If you have questions or problems, please contact our program administrator.

Affiliated Faculty

Fuki Hisama, MD
Professor, Medical Genetics
Adjunct Professor, Neurology