Susan B. Olson, Ph.D.

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Dr. Olson`s special areas of interest include the role of chromosomal changes in fetal development and survival, cancer and genetic disease and the cellular and molecular basis of Fanconi Anemia. She currently is the Director of the Clinical Cytogenetic Laboratory at OHSU. Dr. Olson received her doctorate on 1984 from OHSU, which is also where she completed her fellowship in Medical Genetics-C.C.D.

Selected Publications

"Aberrations of MYC are a common event in B-cell prolymphocytic leukemia," American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Vol: 142, Issue: 3, Page 347-354) - 2014

"Erratum to: Mosaic variegated aneuploidy in mouse BubR1 deficient embryos and pregnancy loss in human," Chromosome Research - 2014

"A molecular case report: Functional assay of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in cells from a patient's primary renal cell carcinoma," Cancer Biology and Therapy (Vol: 14, Issue: 2, Page 95-99) - 2013

"Fancd2 and p21 function independently in maintaining the size of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell pool in mice," Stem Cell Research (Vol: 11, Issue: 2, Page 687-692) - 2013

"HER-2 gene amplification in human breast cancer without concurrent HER-2 over-expression," SpringerPlus (Vol: 2, Issue: 1, Page 1-10) - 2013


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Clinical cytogenetics, 1987; Ph.D., Medical Genetics, 1987