Rhona Schreck, PhD

Scientific Director, Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory

Email: rhona.schreck@csmc.edu
Phone: 310-423-2878


  • Cytogenetics

Education and Training

  • Columbia University, New York, NY; PhD (Human Genetics)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Genetics, Dept of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification

  • Board Certified, American Board of Medical Genetics in Cytogenetics

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Clinical cytogenetics
  • Structural organization of chromosomes
  • Pharmacogenetics of carcinogen activation
  • Genomic Rearrangements in cancer

Awards and Activities

  • Association of Professors of Human & Medical Genetics, Organizer, Laboratory and Training Special Interest Group
  • Genetics Disease Branch, California, Department of Health, Cytogenetics Task Force
  • Cedars-Sinai Graduate Program in Translational Medicine, Organizer Genetics Core
  • American Board of Medical Genetics Exam Contributor
  • Founding Member, American College of Medical Genetics
  • Recipient, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center President’s Award

Selected Publications

  • Akagi T, Shih LY, Ogawa S, Gerss J, Moore SR, Schreck R, et al. Single nucleotide polymorphism genomic arrays analysis of t(8;21) acute myeloid leukemia cells. Haematologica 2009; 94:1301-6.
  • Kawamata N, Zhang L, Ogawa S, Nannya Y, Dashti A, Lu D, Lim S, Schreck R, Koeffler HP. Double minute chromosomes containing MYB gene and NUP214-ABL1 fusion gene in T-cell leukemia detected by single nucleotide polymorphism DNA microarray and fluorescence in situ hybridization. Leuk Res. 2009;33:569-71.\
  • Wong AK, Fang B, Zhang L, Guo X, Lee S, Schreck R. Loss of the Y chromosome: an age-related or clonal phenomenon in acute myelogenous leukemia/myelodysplastic syndrome? Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2008;132:1329-32.

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