Ina Amarillo, PhD, FACMG

Dr. Ina Amarillo is an associate professor of pathology and immunology and Associate Medical Director of the Cytogenetics and Molecular Pathology Lab of the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She joined WashU Med in 2013. She earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees in biology in the Philippines (with plant and human cytogenetics research, respectively), and doctorate in biology from Florida State University (plant molecular cytogenetics research). She extended her postdoctoral training in molecular biology (New York University), human cytogenetics (Columbia), clinical cytogenetics (UCLA), and clinical molecular genetics (WashU Med).

Amarillo is ABMGG board-certified in clinical cytogenetics and board-eligible in clinical molecular genetics. Her role in clinical diagnostics involves genomics testing of cancer and non-cancer (constitutional) cases at various resolutions (karyotype, FISH, CMA, sequencing). She is also involved in teaching trainees from graduate and medical students to residents and fellows from various disciplines. Her research interests include genetics and genomics of cancer and constitutional disorders. She is also heavily involved in research, education and advocacy of differences of sex development (DSD/intersex) and gender-expansive and transgender (GET) populations.