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Researcher: Jennifer Laffin

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Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical genetics diagnostics (prenatal, postnatal, oncology)
  • Genetic causes of intellectual and developmental¬†disabilities, congenital anomalies, and heritable syndromes
  • Tumor profiling using genetic/genomic technologies
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Recent Publication(s)
  • Centrosome amplification induces high grade features and is prognostic of worse outcomes in breast cancer. Denu RA, Zasadil LM, Kanugh C,¬†Laffin J, Weaver BA, Burkard ME. BMC Cancer. 2016 Jan 29;16:47. doi: 10.1186/s12885-016-2083-x.

  • Identification of selective lead compounds for treatment of high-ploidy breast cancer. Choudhary A, Zachek B, Lera RF, Zasadil LM, Lasek A, Denu RA, Kim H, Kanugh C, Laffin JJ, Harter JM, Wisinski KB, Saha S, Weaver BA, Burkard ME. Mol Cancer Ther. 2016 Jan;15(1):48-59. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-15-0527. Epub 2015 Nov 19.

  • A multicenter, cross-platform clinical validation study of cancer cytogenomic arrays. Li MM, Monzon FA, Biegel JA, Jobanputra V, Laffin JJ, Levy B, Leon A, Miron P, Rossi MR, Toruner G, Alvarez K, Doho G, Dougherty MJ, Hu X, Kash S, Streck D, Znoyko I, Hagenkord JM, Wolff DJ. Cancer Genet. 2015 Nov;208(11):525-36. doi: 10.1016/j.cancergen.2015.08.002. Epub 2015 Aug 28.

  • Mecp2 duplication: Possible cause of severe phenotype in females. Scott Schwoerer J,¬†Laffin J, Haun J, Raca G, Friez MJ, Giampietro PF. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Apr;164A(4):1029-34. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.36380. Epub 2014 Jan 23.
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-890-0467
Current University UW–Madison
Department Pediatrics-Genetics and Metabolism
Title Associate Professor (CHS)
Other Appointments
Affiliate of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Medical Genetics
Address Line 1 419 Stovall Building (Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene)
Address Line 2 465 Henry Mall
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Genetics, 1996
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., University of Iowa, Genetics, 2003
Other Degrees ABMGG, Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics
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