Alaa Koleilat, Ph.D., M.S.

  • Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine


​​​​​​Dr. Koleilat is a driven scientist and laboratorian committed to research and contributing to the scientific community, dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders in science and medicine, and passionate about answering the complex diagnostic questions regarding the influence of genetics in human disease. Her research interests span both inherited disorders and cancer genetics and exploring ways to improve current genetic testing technologies. Lastly, Dr. Koleilat is passionate about mentorship and is engaged in initiatives to increase representation of minorities in the genetics workforce.

Education and training

    • Ph.D., 2020, Mayo Clinic
    • M.S., 2015, University of Minnesota
    • B.S., 2013, University of California
  • Fellowship

    • Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, Mayo Clinic 2023
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics-certified in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, 2023

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)
  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG)
  • Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)
  • Cancer Genomics Consortium (CGC)

Areas of interest

  • Molecular genetics, Cytogenetics, Hearing loss, Mitochondrial disease, Hematologic neoplasms



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