May 2006 Mentor of the Month: Elizabeth Rohlfs
Elizabeth Rohlfs

Dr. Rohlfs is currently the Technical Director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at Genzyme Genetics. She is responsible for the technical direction of the laboratory, participation in launch of new products and review of clinical data. Prior to this position she was Assistant Director of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Rohlfs earned her Ph.D. in Pathology from Boston University in 1991. She completed fellowships in Clinical Chemistry in 1995 and in Clinical Molecular Genetics in 1997 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr. Rohlfs was the recipient of several AACC awards including a Student Research Award, Van Slyke Research Award and the Young Investigator Award in 1999 for her work in the development of clinical assays for the detection of mutations and the identification of novel, large genomic rearrangements in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Dr. Rohlfs has authored or co-authored more than 25 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.

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