THE PRACTICUM'S HISTORY
|The Practicum developed out of a series of seminars given at biannual meetings of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Beginning in 1990 our Program Directors, Dr. Garrett and Dr. Ferreira-Gonzalez, in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Training in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CATCMB) in Washington DC, developed a laboratory course in the diagnostic use of molecular techniques. The one-week course was expanded into a very successful two-week course given at the George Washington University. The present practicum is an expanded update of that course. It has provided experience and insight into the growing utilization of molecular diagnostics techniques.|
Application of Molecular Techniques in the Clinical Laboratory
The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory offers a two-week Molecular Pathology Practicum once every month at their clinical diagnostics laboratory on the MCV Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University; teaching knowledge and skills. Please take the time to review our Clinical Services.
We emphasis the use of these techniques in oncology, microbiology, and genetics.
Through didactic presentations and laboratory work, you will understand practice issues involved in molecular diagnostics and you will get the experience you need to analyze and apply them.
Upon completion of our Practicum, you will be able to:
For additional information, contact:
Guoyan Gao, M.S.
Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
Office: (804) 628-2578
Fax: (804) 827-4738
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Dr. Ferreira-Gonzalez earned her PhD in Microbiology/Immunology from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her clinical specialties are development and application of nucleic acid probe technology to diagnosis and monitoring of human diseases.
|Catherine Dumur, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Office: (804) 828-9564