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Carol Saunders

Carol Saunders

Director, Division of Clinical Genetics and Genomics
As the Division Director of the Clinical Genetics and Genomics Laboratory at Children's Mercy Hospital, I have over 20 years of experience as a molecular genetics laboratory director. I was intimately involved in the development of our genomics program, which is at the forefront of applying genomic approaches for the rapid and early diagnosis of childhood disease. I have extensive experience with analysis, interpretation, and reporting the significance of variants detected in pediatric rare disease. I have designed and validated many tests for clinical use, including a targeted next-generation-based test for over 500 genes, clinical exome, and clinical whole genome sequencing. In addition, I have mentored and trained dozens of junior faculty, medical residents, and students.