Laura Fuchs, MS, CLSp(CG)

Supervisor, University Medical Center Cytogenetics Laboratory

Major Areas of Research Interest: 

Laura Fuchs has been working in the UMC Cytogenetics lab since 1981 and has been the supervisor since 1991. She was certified as a Clinical Lab Specialist in Cytogenetics (1987). She received her Master of Science in Genetics in 1985 and is now currently attending the University of Arizona as a Ph. D. student in Genetics with a minor in Genetic Counseling. Her main interest is in Cancer Genetics, especially pediatric cancer and lymphoma. She has taught many University of Arizona and pathology medical students the art of Cytogenetics.

Selected Publications: 

Schmelz M. Cress AE. Barrera J. McDaniel KM. Davis TL. Fuchs L. Dalkin BL. Nagle RB. PEAZ-1: a new human prostate neoplastic epithelial cell line. Prostate. 48(2):79-92, 2001.

NIH Undergraduate Diversity Program: 

-April Jade Brookshier, 2011, "Cytogenetics"

NIH High School Student Research Program: 
-Megan O'Meara (Animal Care Fellow), Sabino High School, 1995
-Charly Danielle Betters, Santa Rita High School, 1996
-Marisa Camille Gonzales, Catalina Foothills High School, 1997, 1998
-Ashley Hicks, Salpointe Catholic High School, 1999
-Danielle S. Shapiro, Sabino High School, 2000
-Deanna Andrea Ortiz, Salpointe Catholic High School, 2001
-Ishra Solieman, Amphitheater High School, 2002
-Marlenne Aracely Coronado, Luz Academy of Tucson, 2003
-Daisy Diaz, Santa Rita High School, 2003
-Morgan Janelle Hall, Deer Valley High School (Mesa, AZ), 2004
-Rosamaria Garcia, Sunnyside High School, 2004
-Amanda Hohlfeld, Buena High School, 2005
-Helena Escalada, Nogales High School, 2005
-Yvette Herrera, Pueblo High School, 2005
-Claudia Torres, Cholla Magnet High School, 2006
-Sara Riojas, Sonoran Science Academy (Tucson, AZ), 2006
-Franklin Garcia, Palo Verde Magnet High School, 2007
-Rodney Tadiwa Zinyemba, Palo Verde Magnet High School, 2007
-April Jade Brookshier, Canyon Del Oro, 2011
-Shaquille Winston Begay, Tuba City High School, 2012
-Breanna Turrentine, Palo Verde High School, 2012
Friday, February 28, 2014