Elaine Lyon, PhD, FACMG

Medical Director, Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Medical Director, Pharmacogenomics
Dr. Lyon is a professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her PhD in medical genetics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and continued with fellowship training in clinical molecular genetics at the University of Utah. She is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics in that specialty. Dr. Lyon’s clinical laboratory responsibilities include quality assurance, review of technical assays, and interpretation of results in the context of the clinical indications. In addition to her clinical service, she is involved with research and development in human genetics—validating methods for mutation detection under CLIA requirements and transferring them to the clinical laboratory. Dr. Lyon has focused her interest in combining sequence variants with symptoms, family history, and other evidences to determine clinical significance. She participated in the ACMG/AMP/CAP Standards and Guidelines for the Interpretation of Sequence Variants. In 2014, she was the president of the Association for Molecular Pathology. She is also a member of the board of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG).