Director, Cytogenomics Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, USCBiography
Dr. Raca is certified in Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Diagnostics and oversees cytogenetic and chromosomal microarray testing at the Center for Personalized Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Her long-term clinical and research interest is in molecular and cytogenetic mechanisms of genetic disorders and in molecular and cytogenetic diagnostics. Dr. Raca's recent focus has been on application of genomic technologies (chromosome microarray analysis, next generation sequencing and optical genome mapping) in studying hematologic malignancies, particularly Ph-like subtype of pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Her additional areas of expertize include genetic diagnostics for seizure disorders and germline predisposition to hematologic neoplasms. Dr. Raca serves on the Children's Oncology Group Cytogenetics Steering Committee, American Collage of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Laboratory Quality Assurance Committee, College of American Pathologists Cytogenetics Committee, Cancer Genomics Consortium Education Committee and ClinGen Somatic Working Group.