Elaine B. Spector, PhD

She is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Genetics and Metabolism at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO. Dr. Spector graduated from Washington University in 1970 and completed her PhD thesis in 1974 in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan with an emphasis in cytogenetics and biochemical genetics. Dr. Spector completed a postdoctoral fellowship in biochemical genetics at the University of California San Diego and then performed research on inherited disorders of the urea cycle at the University of California Los Angeles for 8 years beginning in 1976. In 1985 while at UCLA Dr. Spector established one of the first Molecular Diagnostic Laboratories in the United States. After moving to the University of Colorado School of Medicine Dr. Spector has been the director of both clinical cytogenetics and clinical molecular genetics laboratories. Studies in the molecular genetics laboratory have focused on rare disorders with an emphasis on Fragile X syndrome, nonketotic hyperglycinemia (NKH), Glutaric Acidemia Type I (GA1), VLCAD deficiency, and albinism. Dr. Spector is a fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and served on it’s Board of Directors. Dr. Spector is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG).

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