Our Mission

The University of Arizona Genetics Core for Clinical Services strives to be one of the national leading clinical molecular genetic laboratories in providing safe and high quality molecular diagnostic tests backed by research for every patient and every family.

Genetic Testing Services

UAGC established its Clinical Services unit in 2014 to support clinical, clinical trial, and clinical research activities, as well as the inpatient and outpatient needs of physicians and researchers. UAGC-CS is CLIA and CAP certified for high complexity laboratory testing. With a particular expertise in assay design and validation, the UAGC-CS has aided numerous industry and research partners in the development of high-complexity, novel genetic testing and clinical trial protocols as well as new technology and platform evaluations. The UAGC-CS supports end-to-end clinical genetic testing as well as reference lab services.


Catherine Spier, M.D.

Interim Medical Director

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Michael F. Hammer, Ph.D., Research Scientist

Scientific Director

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Ryan Sprissler, Ph.D., Staff Scientist

Laboratory Manager

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Taylor Edwards, MSc, PhD, Clinical Development Scientist

Clinical Services Manager

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Our Team