Faculty, Fellows & Staff

Meet Our Team

Faculty

Mei Baker, MD

Mei Baker, MD
Associate Professor (CHS)

Patrice Held, PhD

Patrice Held, PhD, FACMG
Assistant Professor (CHS)

Jennifer Laffin, PhD, FACMG

Jennifer Laffin, PhD, FACMG
Associate Professor (CHS)

Richard Pauli, MD, PhD

Richard Pauli, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus

Elizabeth Petty, MD

Elizabeth Petty, MD
Professor

Catherine Reiser, MS, CGC

Catherine Reiser, MS, CGC
Associate Professor (CHS)

Fellows

  • Angela Lager, PhD

    Angela Lager, PhD

    ABMGG Cytogenetics Fellow

    Education: PhD, Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, OH

    “I chose to complete my cytogenetic fellowship training at UW-Madison because it exposes me to some of the most advanced, cutting edge genetic diagnostic technologies.”

  • Kristy Lee, PhD

    Kristy Lee, PhD

    ABMGG Cytogenetics/Molecular Genetics Fellow

    Education: PhD, University of Arizona; Tuscon, AZ

    “The collaborative nature of the UW program allows for fellows to be exposed to a variety of clinical diagnostic settings. Fellows are based at an academic clinical laboratory on campus and are provided with the opportunity to rotate at the UWHC molecular diagnostics laboratory and Prevention Genetics, which has the largest DNA diagnostic menu in the US!”

  • Catherin Paschal, PhD

    Catherine Paschal, PhD

    ABMGG Cytogenetics/Molecular Genetics Fellow

    Education: PhD, Weill Cornell Graduate School for Medical Sciences; New York, NY
    Board Certified in Cytogenetics, ABMGG, UW Madison, 2015

    “I chose to come to UW-Madison because it was a chance to get comprehensive genetics training in a unique combination of cytogenetics and molecular laboratory environments.”

Genetic Counselors

  • Laura Birkeland, MS, CGC

    Laura Birkeland, MS, CGC
    Associate Clinical Genetic Counselor
    lebirkeland [at] pediatrics.wisc.edu

  • Sonja Henry, MS, CGC

    Sonja Henry, MS, CGC
    Associate Clinical Genetic Counselor
    sjhenry [at] wisc.edu

  • Emily Higuchi, MS, CGC

    Emily Higuchi, MS, CGC
    Clinical Genetic Counselor
    ehiguchi [at] pediatrics.wisc.edu

  • Ashley Kuhl, MS, CGC

    Ashley Kuhl, MS, CGC
    Clinical Genetic Counselor
    aekuhl [at] pediatrics.wisc.edu

  • Peggy Modaff, MS, CGC

    Peggy Modaff, MS, CGC
    Distinguished Clinical Genetic Counselor
    modaff [at] waisman.wisc.edu

  • Kara Reynolds, MS, CGC

    Kara Reynolds, MS, CGC
    Clinical Genetic Counselor
    kreynolds [at] waisman.wisc.edu