Roger V. Lebo
Department of Pathology,
Northeast Ohio Medical University, USA
Journal Associated: Archives of Pathology and Clinical Research
After earning a Ph.D. from a founding NIH funded Genetics Program at Duke University in 1975, I moved to the University of California San Francisco for 22 years where I advanced to Associate Professor in three departments. When first offered I earned board certification in Clinical Cytogenetics (1978) and Clinical Molecular Genetics (1993) by the American College of Medical Genetics, a member board of the American Medical Associations and signed 5,000 clinical cases in both specialties. Then I directed the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at Boston University where I added 32 disease tests and signed 22,000 patient cases referred from every state in the Union and every country in the Western Hemisphere. As Director of Cytogenetics, Akron Children’s Hospital, I have signed >20,000 Clinical Cytogenetics cases. I have taught Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics, and Ethics to Northeast Ohio Medical University students as a Pathology Professor. I authored 99 peer reviewed publications and 15 chapters with 278 coauthors in mapping, identification, and diagnosis of genetic disease that were cited 1844 times in 1660 publications by 6236 coauthors [Microsoft Academic Search; 6674 citations in ResearchGate]. I gave 65 invited presentations in 20 states and 5 foreign countries and previously received >$2,000,000 in contracts and grants. I trained 19 fellows from 10 countries who co-authored peer reviewed publications and trained 9 American Board of Medical Genetics certified specialists in Clinical Molecular Genetics or Clinical Cytogenetics. I served on the American College of Medical Genetics Committee for Maternal Screening. . I hold 6 patents in genetic disease identification and diagnosis including identifying the Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT1B) disease gene (U.S. Patents 5,723,593. 5,876,927). and Optimizing Genome-Wide Mutation Analysis of Chromosomes and Genes.by testing the most Frequent Diseases Worldwide (U.S. Patent 8,548,747).
My research interests include the entire field of genetics from all organisms from viruses and bacteria to humans, mammals, terrestrial animals, and all living things in water. I have also published in all areas of molecular genetics and cytogenetics as well as designing and installing a triple laser sorter that served 100 hours per week for 5 years under my direction. I mapped the second 60 human genes in 18 months, developed triple color FISH, initially applied PCR clinically, and trained professionals in medical genetics.