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Arupa Ganguly

Arupa Ganguly, Ph.D.

Laboratory Director
Professor of Genetics, CE

Dr. Ganguly is a Professor of Genetics and is a molecular biologist with particular expertise in mutation analysis and adaptation of novel assays for mutation scanning and direct mutation detection. She is Board Certified in Clinical Molecular Genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics. Prior to her appointment at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ganguly was on the faculty of the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine. Dr. Ganguly directs the laboratory which is a reference laboratory in the US for genetic testing of Hemophilia A, Retinoblastoma, Li Fraumeni disease, Herediatry Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT or Osler Weber Rendu Syndrome), Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, Russell Silver syndrome, and Uveal melanoma. She supervises all diagnostic testing for these disease-related genes.

Jessica Ebrahimzadeh, MS, LCGC

Jessica Ebrahimzadeh, MS, LCGC is a Pennsylvania licensed and board-certified genetic counselor. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Jessica went on to receive a Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling at Arcadia University in 2013. She joined the Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory after working at a local hospital providing hereditary cancer risk assessment and counseling. Jessica currently provides post-test counseling for patients who undergo genetic testing for uveal melanoma and is available to answer questions regarding any of the genetic tests offered by the Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory.