Sharon L. Wenger

West Virginia University, USA

Sharon L. Wenger has been board certified in clinical cytogenetics since 1982 by the American Board of Medical Genetics and a Founding Fellow in the American College of Medical Genetics. She received an M.S. degree in 1972 and a Ph.D. degree in 1976 from the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. She had a postgraduate fellowship in medical cytogenetics at Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh and in 1980 joined the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, as an Assistant Professor. She was in charge of the Cytogenetics Laboratory at Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She was promoted to be an Associate Professor in 1989. In 1997, she joined the Department of Pathology at West Virginia University as a Professor and Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory, with a joint appointment in the Genetics and Developmental Biology Program at West Virginia University. She has received several departmental teaching and research awards. For 7 years, she was the Course Director for second year medical student pathology course. During that time, a summer remedial course was started, the only one offered through AAMC. She then brought it online and along with the faculty in the Department of Pathology received the Dean‘s Award for Excellence in Education in 2007. She has taught a 3 credit graduate level course in human genetics. She has been an advisor and committee member for numerous masters and Ph.D. students. She has reviewed articles for 20 different journals during her career to date. She has 126 publications and 125 abstracts that have been published and\or presented as platform or poster at national meetings. Her areas of expertise are cytogenetics for constitutional and acquired abnormalities and fluorescence in situ hybridization. Areas of research interest have been in cell cycle and chromosome mosaicism, X inactivation, and telomere rearrangements.

Biography Updated on 15 February 2012

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