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Fabiola Quintero-Rivera

Fabiola Quintero-Rivera

Professor, School of Medicine, University of California Irvine (UCI)
I am a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Pediatrics at the School of Medicine at University of California Irvine (UCI). I am also the Medical Director of the Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics laboratory. I have completed additional training including two post-doctoral fellowships in Molecular and Cytogenetics at Harvard Medical School, and a fellowship in Medical Education at the David Geffen School of Medicine University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where I was a faculty from 2007-2020.
Until 2020, I was the course director of the core didactic for fellows in the Medical Genetics Intercampus training program. I have experience on Course development, learning assessment, item writing and teaching.
My translational research is mainly focused on the understanding of genes for development and their association with an abnormal phenotype through the characterization of rearrangements detected by microarray or next generation sequencing. I have also worked in the molecular and cytogenetics characterization of different cancer types.
Currently I serve as a Member and/or Chair of: the Genomic Resources Development Committee of the Cancer Cytogenetics Consortium; the Compendium of Cancer Genome Aberrations (CCGA) Knowledgebase workgroup of the Cancer Cytogenetics Consortium; the Executive committee of the Course Directors specialty interest group of the American Professor or Human and Medical Genetics (APHMG); the advisory board of new American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) workforce diversity initiative; and the ASHG Program Committee.
Finally, I have focused on promoting equity and diversity at UCLA and UCI, and genetics literacy in the community, through my teaching and committee activities (member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), and the APHMG.