Clinical Laboratory Director, The Ohio State University
Kathleen Schieffer, PhD, FACMG, is a Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine Clinical Laboratory at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor – Clinical within the Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Schieffer received a dual-title PhD in Biomedical Sciences and Clinical and Translational Science at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 2017. She joined the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital as a post-doctoral fellow with a focus on genomic and transcriptomic analysis of patients with rare and refractory hematologic disease, cancer, and somatic disease who enrolled on an institutional translational cancer genomics protocol. She assumed a position as a Laboratory Genetics and Genomics fellow with Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, with completion and board certification in 2021. Dr. Schieffer joined the faculty at the Institute for Genomic Medicine in 2021. Her current interests focus on the use of cytogenetic and molecular assays to better characterize germline and somatic disease, in particular the utilization of next-generation sequencing assays to provide comprehensive molecular characterization of pediatric cancers.