NEW FACULTY IN HAYWARD GENETIC CENTER!
Yuwen Li, MD, PhD, Assistant Director of Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Yuwen Li, MD, PhD has joined the faculty of the Hayward Genetics Center as Assistant Director of Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics. He will be appointed as Assistant Professor in Pediatrics. Dr. Li has just completed ABMGG-accredited training in Clinical Molecular Genetics and has previously completed the Cytogenetics training at the Hayward Genetics Center and is ABMGG board-certified in Clinical Cytogenetics.
Dr. Li completed his medical degree at Jianghan University Medical School in Wuhan, China before becoming a graduate student at Tulane University Medical School. He completed his PhD dissertation in Prof. Samir El-Dahr's lab in 2014 describing the epigenetic regulation of nephron development and differentiation. In 2015, he received Top Oral Abstract by Trainee award at the American Society of Nephrology annual meeting and Best Poster Presentation award at the Southeast Regional Genetics group annual meeting. Dr. Li will actively participate in expanding cancer genetic testing and help develop new non-invasive genetic screening methods for prenatal testing.
Our Hayward Genetics Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics Lab Trainees, Lulu Mao, PhD and Yuwen Li, PhD, both passed their American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics certifying exams in August 2017. We are very proud of both of these excellent trainees!!
On May 9 -10, 2017 Tulane Hayward Genetics Center hosted the annual CDG Patient, Parent, and Physician Meeting. The 2 day event, led by Dr. Eva Morava-Kozicz, allowed parents from across the country to come together and learn more about CDG from both local and international experts, as well as get 1-on-1 evaluations for their children during patient appointments.
Hans Andersson, MD, was featured in the August 2015 Doctor's Issue of New Orleans Magazine. He has been a Best Doctor in Pediatric Genetics, Medical Genetics, and Pediatric Specialist - Metabolic Specialist every year since 1998.
Congratulations Dr. Andersson!