Magalie Leduc

US Laboratory Director

As the US laboratory director, I am responsible for the overall implementation and operation of clinical testing in the laboratory, and ensuring quality and patient safety.

I am an ABMGG board certified clinical molecular geneticist. I obtained my PhD in Human Genetics at the University of Texas in Houston and then pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the Jackson Laboratory, as an American HeartAssociation Fellow, studying the role of genetic variants in cardiovascular-related phenotypes. I moved to the clinical genetics side in 2012 when I joined the clinical exome analysis team at the Medical Genetics Laboratories at Baylor College of Medicine, deciphering the genetics basis of rare disorders in undiagnosed patients. This is where I pursued my clinical molecular genetics fellowship training. I was recently director of clinical genomics and laboratory director at Veritas Genetics, a company that first brought whole genome sequencing and its interpretation to consumers. I believe in bringing and expanding genetic testing to the general population to help and empower consumers with disease prevention and intervention.

I am originally from France and I enjoy the outdoors – kayaking in the summer and skiing in the winter – and discovering foreign countries, food and cultures.