Rhona Schreck, PhD

Professor of Pathology, Pediatrics and Biomedical Sciences
Scientific Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory

Email: rhona.schreck@cshs.org
Phone: 310-423-2878


  • Cytogenetics

Education and Training

  • Doctorate: Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Clinical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Clinical Genetics: Department of Clinical Genetics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Medical Board Certifications

  • Medical Genetics in Clinical Cytogenetics

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Clinical Cytogenomics in Prenatal Diagnosis, Congenital Abnormalities, and Reproductive Problems
  • Structural Organization of the Genome
  • Genomic abnormalities that contribute to Cancer

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Program Director, Clinical Laboratory Training, UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program
  • Organizer, Special Interest Group on Laboratory Education, Association of Professors of  Human and Medical Genetics
  • Member, Cytogenetics Committee, Genetics Disease Branch, California Department of Health
  • Member, Maintenance of Certification Committee, American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Founding Member, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Member, Quality Assurance Committee, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Recipient, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center President's Award
  • UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching


  • Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
  • Prenatal Diagnosis Center
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Samuel Oschin Cancer Center Institute (SOCCI)

Selected Publications

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