Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship


Yajuan J. Liu, PhD, FACMG

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

Jillian G. Buchan, MS, PhD, FACMG

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

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


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

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

Stipend and benefits are based on the UW Resident/Fellow Stipend Schedule for UWHA Members (Year 1 at PGY1 and Year 2 at PGY2).  Appointments are issued each year for this two year fellowship.  Year 2 appointment is based upon Year 1 performance.


Laboratory Genetics and Genomics applicants must meet one of the following qualifications: 

1. Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME);  
2. Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOACOCA);  
3. Graduation from an accredited doctoral program in a clinically related discipline;
4. Graduation from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, and holding a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment;
5. Post-doctoral fellows entering laboratory genetics and genomics programs must hold an MD, DO, or PhD (or equivalent) degree. The PhD degree must be in either genetics or a related field. 

Foreign graduates (individuals with a doctoral degree (MD or PhD) earned outside of the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico) must include verification of Foreign Credentials Review by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) in application:

More Program and Application Info:

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

Currently we are accepting applications for
for the position starting July 1, 2025. 
To apply for this:
  • access our application entry system at  UW Fellowship application link 
  • Select Laboratory Genetics and Genomics from the Fellowship Program drop down list
  • Complete applicant information, upload CV, personal statement and transcripts as requested. 

Applicants selected to interview will be contacted by the program coordinator to arrange a remote interview.

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

Affiliated Faculty

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