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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.

Elyse Ryan, MS
Board Eligible Genetic Counselor

Elyse Ryan, MS is a Board-Eligible Genetic Counselor.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bloomsburg University in 2012.  After gaining experience in a private toxicology laboratory as well as in a research-based biobank, Elyse went on to receive a Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling from Arcadia University in 2018.  Elyse joined the Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory in June 2018 after having rotated with the lab during her final year at Arcadia.  Elyse is currently eligible to take the Boards Exam in August 2018.  She is available to answer questions regarding the genetic tests offered through the Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory.