Faculty Interests

Ahmad, Ayesha  M.D.

Specialties: Pediatrics; Clinical Genetics; Clinical Biochemical Genetics
Clinical Interests: Dr. Ahmad's clinical interests include inborn errors of metabolism and clinical biochemical genetics; newborn screening for lysosomal storage disorders; and expanded newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism
Research Interests: Evaluation of long term outcomes and best practice guidelines for management of patients with inborn errors of metabolism; and outcomes of patients with metabolic diseases detected pre-symptomatically by newborn screening; liver cell therapy for urea cycle disorders

• Fisher, Rachel M.S., CGC
 Specialty: Genetic Counseling
 Clinical Interests: Pediatric genetics
 Research Interests: Counseling uptake by families

• Hannibal, Mark Charles M.D., Ph.D.
Specialties: Pediatrics; Clinical Genetics
Clinical Interests: Kabuki Syndrome
• Innis, Jeffrey Winfield M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties: Pediatrics; Clinical Genetics 
Clinical Interests: Human limb malformations, medical genetics, birth defects, intellectual disability, biochemical genetics, chromosome aneuploidy, cancer genetics, and genetic counseling.
Research Interests: Dr. Innis's research interests include: Next generation sequencing in clinical care and personalized medicine; molecular genetics of 2q13 deletion syndrome; limb development, role of HOX genes in development, Fragile X syndrome.
 
• Keegan, Catherine Elizabeth M.D., Ph.D.
Specialties: Pediatrics; Clinical Genetics
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Genetics; Disorders of Sex Development
Research Interests: Urogenital development, Caudal development, Telomere dysfunction and genomic instability
 
• Martin, Donna Marie M.D., Ph.D.
 Specialties: Pediatrics; Clinical Genetics 
 Clinical Interests: Clinical Genetics; Autism; Disorders of Neural Development, CHARGE Syndrome 
 Research Interests: Genetic Basis of Neuronal Development

• O’Connor, Bridget M.S., CGC
Specialty: Genetic Counseling
Clinical Interests: Pediatric genetics and provision of services to underserved areas of Michigan
Research Interests: Decision support tool development and impact; outcomes of next generation sequencing efforts

 Quinonez, Shane C. M.D.
 Specialties: Pediatrics; Clinical Genetics; Clinical Biochemical Genetics 
 Clinical Interests: Clinical Genetics; Autism; Disorders of Neural Development 
 Research Interests: Genetic Basis of Neuronal Development
 
• Tayeh, Marwan  Ph.D.
Specialty: Clinical Molecular Genetics
Clinical Interests: Gene dosage abnormalities in human genetic disease; molecular genetic test development; next generation sequencing clinical testing
Research Interests: Multiple CNV pathology

• Thoene, Jess G M.D.
Specialty: Pediatrics,Inborn errors of metabolism
Clinical Interests: Inborn errors of metabolism: cystinosis, urea cycle defects, organic acidemias
 Research Interests: Role of abberant apoptosis in causing the nephropathic phenotype in cystinosis and cystinosin replacement in cystinosis.
 
• Yashar, Beverly  Ph.D., M.S.
Clinical Interests: Pediatric and Ophthalmic Genetics
Research Interests: The genetics of retinal and macular dystrophies. Translational applications and ethical implications of genetics. Utilization of genetics by allied health professionals in their clinical practice.