Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Post-Doc Fellowship


Program Overview

The 2-year Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) program at the University of Colorado is ACGME accredited and offers specialized postdoctoral training leading to board-eligibility in the laboratory genetics and genomics specialty. This fellowship integrates both molecular and cytogenetic techniques and interpretation and provides fellows with extensive training in human cytogenetics, cytogenomics, molecular genetics, and molecular genomics, including prenatal, postnatal, heritable, somatic cancer, and hematophathology cytogenetic and molecular diagnoses. Fellows will be trained to perform as a genetics laboratory director proficient in the interpretation of both clinical cytogenetic and molecular genetic testing relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic disease. This training is open to MD, DO, and PhD applicants from fields related to genetics with preference given to applicants who have at least 2 years of postdoctoral laboratory experience. There is 1 position available per year.


The Laboratory Genetics and Genomics fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Laboratory-Genetics2Upon satisfactory completion of the program requirements, fellows may apply to the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) to take the certification examination in LGG.

How to Apply

We accept applications for the next academic year from July - September.

Virtual interviews will be conducted from September - November.

1. Fill out the application form

         The following should be uploaded with the application:

  • A personal statement (up to 1 page) describing your motivation for training and future career goals
  • CV outlining your education, clinical and research interests, and publications
  • USMLE scores
  • If applicable, candidates should submit evidence that they have applied for the ABMGG foreign credentials review

2. Provide 3 original letters of reference

  • One should be from your most recent Program Director
  • All should be emailed directly from the author to the Program Coordinator

Potential applicants are welcome to contact our program year-round for information on our program or guidance on the application process.

Current Trainees

Emily Kudalkar, PhD

Graduate School:  Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


Kiely James, PhD

Graduate School:  University of California, San Diego

Stipend Info

Most post-docs will begin at the PGY1 stipend level, unless a previous ACGME-accredited clinical fellowship has been completed. GME stipends are posted here.


Program Contact Info

Kristy Crooks, PhD, FACMG
Program Director
Assistant Professor
Director, Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Biobank Laboratory
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus​

Holly Ables, MA
Senior Academic Professional
Genetics and Metabolism
Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

For more information on the ABMGG requirements, please see​.

Diversity / Equity / Inclusion


We are committed to creating a diverse environment for students, residents, fellows, and faculty. We believe that an environment of inclusiveness and respect promotes excellence and that a setting where diversity is valued leads to the training of physicians who are prepared to practice culturally effective medicine and meet the needs of the various populations we serve. Visit our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in PEM page for more.