2016 Fall Symposium


Magdelena Walkiewicz, PhD
The Utility of Whole Exome Sequencing in Prenatal Diagnosis

Magdelena Walkiewicz, PhD


Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss the clinical utility of diagnostic exome sequencing in the prenatal population
  • Identify cases appropriate for prenatal WES testing
  • Summarize the WES testing process to optimize turnaround time

Magdalena Walkiewicz is an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and an Assistant Director of the Whole Exome Sequencing program at Baylor-Miraca Genetics Laboratories. She received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of North Dakota and her doctorate degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University. After a year of post-doctoral training at Rice University, Magdalena joined the Clinical Molecular Genetics fellowship at the Medical Genetics Laboratories at Baylor College of Medicine. Upon completion in 2014, Magdalena stayed on at the Baylor Genetics Laboratories. Magdalena is board-certified in Clinical Molecular Genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.