Christina Laukaitis, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMG

Director, Division of Clinical Genetics and Genetic Counseling, Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine
Associate Professor, Medicine
Member, University of Arizona Cancer Center

My professional goal is to understand the genetic and environmental risk factors that predispose individuals to cancer in order to treat neoplasia before cancer develops. My training and board certification in Medical Genetics have provided me with expertise and experiencing caring for people at high-risk for breast cancer due to mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2, APC and mismatch repair genes and in my laboratory, we seek explanations for high-risk families without identified mutations. I have mentored more than 25 students and residents in my laboratory, including many from minority or underrepresented backgrounds. My education combined with my training and mentoring experience qualifies me to be a Faculty Mentor for students in this project and to provide educational content for program students.