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Maria Laura Duque Lasio

Maria Laura Duque Lasio

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Dr. Laura Duque Lasio is a clinical and medical biochemical geneticist. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Division of Genetics & Genomic Medicine and Assistant Professor of Pathology & Immunology in the Division of Laboratory & Genomic Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. After earning her Medical Degree from Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Guayaquil in her hometown of Guayaquil, Ecuador, she completed a Combined Pediatrics/Medical Genetics residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She then went on to complete a one-year Medical Biochemical Genetics fellowship at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and a two-year Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship at ARUP Laboratories/University of Utah.

Dr. Duque Lasio now splits her time between clinical patient care and her role as Assistant Director of Laboratory Services at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Her clinical interests include all inborn errors of metabolism, newborn screening, laboratory test interpretation, and laboratory test development.

As a woman, immigrant, and international medical graduate, Laura has always been interested in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with a particular focus on increasing DEI in clinical genetics, scientific publishing and medical education. She is the Inaugural Early Career Editor of Genetics in Medicine, the official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, where she is also a part of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism (IDEA) committee. She is also the co-chair of the SIMD's DEI committee.