Chief Diagnostics Officer
Lisa Edelmann, Ph.D. was the Executive Director of the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory and holds the academic title of Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Edelmann received her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and is certified in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Her scientific accomplishments include, elucidating the mechanism of chromosome 22q11 rearrangements and involvement in the first molecular sequencing of an entire human chromosome. She has also published extensively on Ashkenazi Jewish genetic disorders and has developed several novel tests, including a test for detection of silent carriers for spinal muscular atrophy, which is being licensed nationwide and abroad. Dr. Edelmann is a nationally recognized expert in population-based carrier screening, high-throughput clinical diagnostic sequencing as well as genomic disorders and clinical interpretation of copy number variation. She is well versed with the regulatory guidelines that govern clinical laboratories and has extensive experience with the process of validating LDTs and bringing them to market.