Our Team

Laboratory Directors 

  • Liming Bao, PhD, FACMG
  • Karen Swisshelm, PhD, FACMG
  • Mary Haag, PhD, FACMG

 Colorado Genetics Laboratory is the premier academic clinical cytogenetic laboratory affiliated with University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. We offer comprehensive cytogenetic test menu including conventional chromosome analysis, molecular cytogenetics such as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and chromosomal microarray for both constitutional and oncology conditions in the state of Colorado and beyond. There are over 25 laboratory staff members including ASCP-certified cytogenetic or molecular technologists, and genetics counselors, with an average of 16 years of experience. We strive for the highest quality of patient care.

We train the next generation of healthcare providers such as medical students, medical residents and fellows, as well as medical technologists. We are a member of University of Colorado Cancer Center and provide cytogenetic support to basic research and clinical trials.

For research inquiries, please visit:  Cytogenetics Core.

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Liming Bao MD, PhD, FACMG​​

Professor - Director of Colorado Genetics Laboratory - Clinical Cytogenetics/Molecular Genetics/Leukemia Genomics
  • Pathology (SOM)
  • University of Colorado, Anschutz
  • Department of Pathology

Areas of Expertise

Clinical cytogenetics and molecular genetics

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Education:

  • MD, Fudan University Shanghai Medical College, China (1985)
  • MS, Fudan University Shanghai Medical College, China (1988)
  • PhD, University of South Alabama College of Medicine (1996)
 
Postdoctoral Education:
  • Research Fellow, University of Colorado School of Medicine (1996-1997)
  • Fellowship, Clinical Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado School of Medicine (1997-1999)
  • Fellowship, Clinical Cytogenetics, University of Colorado School of Medicine (1999-2000)
 
Board Certifications:
  • Clinical molecular genetics 
  • Clinical cytogenetics 
 
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical cytogenetics
  • Clinical molecular genetics