Program and Laboratory Directors
Ludmila Matyakhina, Ph.D., FACMG
Director of Cytogenetics
Ludmila Matyakhina is the Director of Cytogenetics at GeneDx. She is board certified in Clinical Cytogenetics and has over 25 years of experience in mammalian and human genetics and cytogenetics. She received her Master’s degree in Cytology and Genetics from the Novosibirsk State University and her Ph.D. in Genetics from the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Akademgorodok (Novosibirsk), Russia. She was a Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she performed research on the etiopathogenesis of endocrine tumors. After switching her interest to clinical cytogenetics, she worked at the Georgetown University Hospital Cytogenetics Laboratory and at Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute. She has extensive expertise in many areas of cytogenetics with a primary interest in cancer and molecular cytogenetics. Before joining GeneDx, she worked as the Clinical Cytogenetics Director at Pathgroup, Inc., Nashville, TN.