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Lorraine Meisner

Chief Scientific Officer
Health Sciences and Pathology
Cell Line Genetics, Inc.
United States of America


Dr. Lorraine Meisner is Emerita Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) in both the Population Health Sciences and Pathology Departments at the Medical School. She served as director of the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory at UW-Madison and the State of Wisconsin Lab of Hygiene for more than 30 years, and has been a faculty member at UW-Madison since 1968.Dr. Meisner directed the chromosomal studies of the first embryonic stem cell lines, famously derived by Dr. James Thomson in 1998, and has characterized more than 6,000 stem cell samples. In addition to teaching and serving as the Director of the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory, Dr. Meisner has extensively researched genetic and cell damage, focusing on the development of various forms of cancer. Dr. Meisner has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in genetics, cancer and skin disease. Dr. Meisner is board-certified in cytogenetics and a founding member of The American College of Medical Genetics. Dr. Meisner holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Chicago.

Research Interest

Population Health Sciences and Pathology

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