Judith TsipisJudith Tsipis, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Biology

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Building on my background in virology and genetics, I have devoted most of my career to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I currently teach an introductory biology laboratory course and advise undergraduates interested in careers in the biological sciences, medicine, and the allied health professions.

In addition, I am Director Emeritus of the Genetic Counseling Program and teach several graduate-level courses in human and molecular genetics. My current research interests are in the area of genetic counseling, with a focus on the ethical, legal, and social policy issues arising as a result of recent advances in human genetics.

Selected Publications:

Carmichael N, Tsipis J, Windmueller G, Mandel L, Estrella E (2015). "'Is it going to hurt?': the impact of the diagnostic odyssey on children and their families." J Genet Couns. 2015 Apr;24(2):325-35.

Buchanan A, Sachs A, Toler T, Tsipis J (2014). "NIPT: current utilization and implications for the future of prenatal genetic counseling." Prenat Diagn. 2014 Sep;34(9):850-7.

Machini K, Douglas J, Braxton A, Tsipis J, Kramer K (2014). "Genetic counselors' views and experiences with the clinical integration of genome sequencing." J Genet Couns. 2014 Aug;23(4):496-505.

McIntosh N, Braddock BR, Branda KJ, Eanet K, Goldberg S, Kieffer SA, Primiano L, Quercia N, Taylor KA, Tsipis J, Yashar BM, Yesley A; National Society of Genetic Counselors DNA Sequence Patenting Position Paper Working Group. (2002) "DNA-sequence patenting: National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) position paper." J Genet Couns. 11:241-3.


Last reviewed: July 13, 2017.


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