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Dr. Xia Li is the Scientific Medical Director of Genetics/Genomics Division at Sonora Quest Laboratories and Associate Professor of Pathology Department at University of Arizona. She oversees the operation of the laboratory that provides clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics testing. She also participates in the teaching and training of medical students and residents as well as the sales team at Sonora Quest Laboratories. Dr. Li was certified in both Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics through ABMGG (American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics). She has been working in the field of Genetics/Genomics diagnostics since 2008, with extensive experience in clinical diagnostics using karyotyping, FISH, PCR, microarray and NGS technologies.
Before joining Sonora Quest Laboratories in 2016, Dr. Li was the Associate Director of Cytogenetics Laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital from 2013 to 2016, and Associate Director of Cytogenetics Laboratory at Quest Diagnostics from 2010-2013. Prior to that, she worked 15 years in a research lab at Monell Chemical Sense Center studying comparative analysis of taste receptor genes in different species, which was funded by both NIH and food industries. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and owns 2 patents.
Dr. Li enjoys dancing, hiking and sewing. She has sewed over 200 cloth masks for colleagues and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic.